Bulgarian Arts Festival-Canada

April 3 – April 30, 2016


Bulgarian Arts Festival showcases the best of Bulgarian culture. It brings attention to contemporary art, music, theatre and film to offer a glimpse of some of the most amazing and unique cultural expressions of modern Bulgarian artists, musicians and actors from Bulgarian and Canada.

This year the festival is dedicated to the Fiftieth Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Bulgaria and Canada and 40th anniversary of the opening of the Bulgarian Consulate in Toronto and it is going to take place in Toronto and Ottawa between April 3 and April 30, 2016. During that period a few shows and events have been planned with the participation of some of the most popular Bulgarian classical/jazz performers and actors living in Europe and North America. The theme of the festival is “Awakening”/”Пробуждане”.

Toronto Schedule 2016

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Sat. April 9, 2016IMG_9590_pp

6pm – Official Opening Night. Cocktail hosted by General Consulate of the Republic of Bulgaria. CD Release “Awakening the Cosmos” of  Marina Velikova/Marina India. The concert is dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Guinness Records  Everest Concert where she was the only woman to perform with musicians such as Teodosii Spasov, Doni Vekilov and other. Tickets: $20; Todmorden Mills Heritage Site – 67 POTTERY RD Toronto ON M4K 2B9; 



8pm – New Bulgarian Film “While Aya was Sleeping” (2015), 90′; Докато Ая спеше Стефан2
Direcred By Tsvetodar Markov; Cast: Stefan Denolyubov, Yulian Vergov, Georgi Kadurin and others.  Golden Rose FF 2015 Best
Actor Award of Stefan Denolyubov. Tickets: $10; Todmorden Mills Heritage Site – 67 POTTERY RD Toronto ON M4K 2B9; 





Fri. April 15, 2016

Boyka Afrodita poster8pm – Theater Play “Finding Aphrodite” (“Пътят към Афродита”) Staring Boyka Velkova  – a play written by Boyka Velkova and inspired by the scent of cinnamon, red wine, the lips of a man, lonely nights, Isabel Allende’s thoughts and a number of other aphrodisiacs. Music by Theodosii Spasov. Tickets: $25; Todmorden Mills Heritage Site – 67 POTTERY RD Toronto ON M4K 2B9; 





Sun. April 24. 2016

AV CD Cover7pmJazz Trio “Acoustic Version” with Antoni Donchev (piano), Hristo Yotsov  (drums, vibes, percussion), George Donchev (bass), CD Release “Time In, Time Out” Tickets: $20; Jazz Bistro – 251 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B 1T8