Goatmilk 2014 TOPIC: BELA RECHKA, WAY OF LIFE

BELA RECHKA, WAY OF LIFE

PRE-FESTIVAL

April-May         Cleaning and Way Marking of Dedo Mitko’s Mountain Path

May 3th-25th     Renovation Works and Cleaning – BAUORDEN-Volunteers

May 21th-22th  Singing Workshop – Bavarian, Klezmer and Bela Rechka Songs

                             Diana Ivanova, Karin Sommer and Andrea Pancur


The Singing Society of Bela Rechka – Bavarian and Klezmer Songs
Karin Sommer and Andrea Pancur (Munich)

The Singing Society of Bela Rechka is an old festival tradition since
2008 where all participants sing together old songs from the region of Bela Rechka. This time the Society will be enriched by the presence of the German Ethnologyst Karin Sommer, a specialist in yodelling (last year she teached the festival some special yoddeling) and the Jazz and Alpen Klezmer Singer Andrea Pancur. They will both teach the group yodelling and Klezmer songs.

May 22th         Hiking Tour and Welcome Dinner with roasted goat

May 23th (Friday)
8.00-9.30
Yoga

 

BELA RECHKA – WAY OF LIFE: WORKSHOPS

11.00-13.30

Make Your Own Bela Rechka Map

With Galina Ivanova

bookstore

The maps represent an element of a territory and as such they have a basic character to provide knowledge, information , collection , research. Professionally I have had to work with a lot of maps and over the last year – to work and consult several artistic research projects related to provoking the attention and imagination in the area of Northwestern Bulgaria . I have noticed that the maps even in the form of hand sketches and schemes are an important visual and emotional element as they can transmit information more than the material characteristics of the place, but also the emotional and sensory information.

How we will make the workshop:
In the beginning we will discuss possible categories that could be mapped. Besides the categories determining material characteristics of the village (topography, vegetation, water, roads), we will try to find emotional (where to eat, where you can buy food, activities that happen in the village) as well as sensory categories (sounds, smells, tastes, colors).
Each one of the participants will have to select the category on which he/she wants to work. Basis for the work will be a general map of the village made by me which every participant will receive. The work on mapping can take place anywhere – both outdoors and indoor. Materials for coloring and application will be provided. At the end of the day all maps will be exposed for viewing by all participants of the festival and local people. The copies of all maps will remain in the archives of the New Culture Foundation. Each participant will take with him/her the self-made map.
Depending of the number and the will of the participants in the workshop, from the beginning the group could be divided into two – the first group of participants could work on making personal maps of Bela Rechka and the participants of the second group – on the elaboration of a common map of Bela Rechka which to remain in the village, on visible and accessible to all place, where it can be updated and developed over time.

 

11.00– 12.30

The Singing Society of Bela Rechka – Bavarian and Klezmer Songs

Karin Sommer and Andrea Pancur (Munich) 

Big Hall


The Singing Society of Bela Rechka is an old festival tradition since
2008 where all participants sing together old songs from the region of Bela Rechka. This time the Society will be enriched by the presence of the German Ethnologyst Karin Sommer, a specialist in yodelling (last year she teached the festival some special yoddeling) and the Jazz and Alpen Klezmer Singer Andrea Pancur. They will both teach the group yodelling and Klezmer songs.

 

12.30-13.30

Handmade Banitsa Sheets Workshop

Mariana Assenova &Slow Food Bela Rechka

Place to be announced

12.30 – 13.30

Bulgarian For Beginners

with Antina Zlatkova

Open Space

 

12.30-14.00

The Film Archives of State Security – Seminar with Claus Löser (Berlin),  Momchil Metodiev, Diana Ivanova and Vesela Nozharova

Big Hall

Why the Secret Services made films? What is the language of these films? How can we watch them today?
The seminar is the first ever in Bulgaria comparative analysis between films of the Bulgarian and German Communist Secret Services.

With the participation of german filmhistorian Claus Löser, Bulgarian historian Momchil Metodiev and researchers of the films Diana Ivanova and Vessela Nozharova.

 

LUNCH & Degustations

Slavcho’s Pub

Gergana’s Place (Kazan)

 

13.30

SLOW FOOD degustation

with Mariana Assenova

15.30-16.30

Yoga Nidra

Blue Hall

 

15.30 – 16.30

itinaris: The Transsiberian Railway & The Silk Road photo-exhibition, opening

Antina Zlatkova and Thomas Lindermayer

The Abandoned House

In the autumn of 2013 Thomas and Antina went on a journey along the Trans-Siberian Railway and the Silk Road. For seven weeks they traveled through 25.000km, 12 countries and seven time zones in Asia and Europe. The photo-exhibition itinaris (lat. itinerary, route) follows the railways of their journey and crosses them with the paths of other great travelers they met on the road.

Vienna-Minsk-Moscow-Nowosibirsk-Irkutsk-Lake Baikal-Ulan Bator-Beijing-Shanghai-Xi’an-Dunhuang-Turpan-Kashgar-Karakorum-Osh-Tashkent-Samarqand-Bukhara-Xiva-Moynak-Saratov-Moscow-Vienna

 

15.30-16.30

BELA RECHKA TOUR for Newcomers

Friends&Volunteers

Open Space

 

17.00-18.30

Without Shame?

Co-existing with the Samis in Norway.

Presentation and Talk

Sofie Klementzen and Siegrid Helberg

Big Hall

Sami – this is the indigenous population in the north of Scandinavia. There are a lot of still unresolved questions concerning the common history of the Sami and the Norwegian populations; it has been marked by oppression and exploitation, and still today the Sami community is struggling to maintain their culture and heritage. Their way of life that is often considered less important and less viable by the majority in society.

 

19.00-20.00

The Film Archives of  State Security – open screening presented by

Diana Ivanova and Vessela Nozharova

Big Hall

 

19.00 – 20.00

Concert

Jerry Martin, Saxophone

Galia’s and Diana’s Barn

Home-Grown: a musical entertainment
This gentle excursion for the ears will ease you into the weekend. Together, we’ll visit countries, both near and far, exploring their folk song and dance traditions and hear how different composers have used these for inspiration.
Alone, with the help of various saxophones, Jerry will use this ‘music of the people’ to take you back in time, to a world before ‘pop’, to when entertainment was home-made.

Resume:
Jerry Martin kindled his love for musical performance in the early 1970’s working with ensembles as diverse as symphony orchestra, opera companies, big band and choir. In 1976, he decided to join HM Forces as a ‘working musician’.
Whilst serving in Germany he continued vocal studies with the Hagen Opera House. By 1986 he had graduated, as Bandmaster, after completing a three year course at the ‘Royal Military School of Music’ and was awarded a Fellowship, as Saxophonist, from Trinity College, London, one of the highest honours any performed can receive.
As conductor and performer he has toured the world and played in many major, and diverse, concert venues including the Albert Hall and Festival Hall in London; the Bruckner Saal, Linz; the Saddledome, Calgary ; even in the jungle of Central America.
In April 2011 he moved to the North West region of Bulgaria with the aim of spending more time performing music and following his second love, Ultra-Distance Mountain Running.

DINNER
Slavcho’s Pub

Gergana’s Place (Kazan)

 

OFFICIAL OPENING

20.00 Screening

Masters of The Bulgarian Documentary Cinema

THE WALL, 1987

presented by Emmy Barouh

Big Hall

In 1985 a group of school children wrote on the Wall near the “Patriarch Evtimij” Square – “John Lennon, you are forever in our hearts!” The children were called “developing criminals”, the Communist Party and the Young Communist Ogranisation accused them of doing anti-socialist acts. Only their teachers defended them. The film was screened only once and stopped.

 

21.30 Concert

QUADRO NUEVO

Tango, Balkan and

Mediterranean Music

Big Hall

 

24.00 Reading

24 hours of Reading Georgi Markov – until

24.00h on May 24th

Nameless Hall

Georgi Markov’s portrait by Spartak Dermejdjiev

Georgi Markov was a Bulgarian writer and journalist, killed in 1978 in London in exile in the so-called “umbrella” murder.
For the past several years he has been winning back the wide interest of the contemporary Bulgarian audience. His “In Absentia Reports” (eng. title: “The Truth That Killed”, 1983) are becoming one of the books most quoted by the new generation – the one refusing to accept that hypocrisy and falseness are still ruling Bulgaria even after the end of Socialism.

“Even if a human life is limited in time, a book’s life never is”, wrote Georgi Borisov by the first Bulgarian publication of “In Absentia Reports” in 1990. How are we reading Georgi Markov today? How do we understand his texts and what impact do his words still have on us?

At 0.00h on May 24th 2014 we’ll start a 24hours-reading accompanied by thoughts, memories and conversations. In such a way we should not only commemorate the 80th anniversary of the writer but also draw attention to the importance and the relevance of sharing words and looking together for the connection between the past that we’re inheriting and the present that we’re living.

Jam Session

 

May 24th (Saturday)

 

8.00-9.30

Karma Yoga

 

0.00 – 24.00

24 hours of Reading Georgi Markov

Nameless Hall

 

BELA RECHKA – WAY OF LIFE: WORKSHOPS

 

10.00-12.30

Workshop – Make Your Own Bela Rechka Map

With Galina Ivanova

bookstore

10.00 – 11.30

The Singing Society of Bela Rechka – Bavarian and Klezmer Songs

Karin Sommer and Andrea Pancur (Munich)

Big Hall


The Singing Society of Bela Rechka is an old festival tradition since
2008 where all participants sing together old songs from the region of Bela Rechka. This time the Society will be enriched by the presence of the German Ethnologyst Karin Sommer, a specialist in yodelling (last year she teached the festival some special yoddeling) and the Jazz and Alpen Klezmer Singer Andrea Pancur. They will both teach the group yodelling and Klezmer songs.

 

10.00-12.00

Candle Making Workshop

Galya Dimova and Plamen Dimov

Open Space

 

11.30 – 12.30 

SPIRIT: WALKING IN MY SHOES Tour Guide and Documentary

presentation and discussion

Mariana Assenova

Big Hall

 

LUNCH & Degustations

Slavcho’s Pub

Gergana’s Place (Kazan)

 

12.30 – 14.00

The Recipies of The Socialism Today

with Mariana Assenova

14.00-16.00

BRASS ORCHESTRA VARSHETZ

 

16.00-19.00

GOATMILK FOR KIDS

Yoga and Games

with Eli Koleva

Blue Hall

 

16.00-17.00

Me and The Festival – group sharing  

with Martin Dietrich

bookstore

 

17.00 – 18.30

Bulgarian for Beginners

with Antina Zlatkova

Open Space

 

17.00-18.30

What do we carry and leave behind us?

Nikolai Marinov,

Association for Building with Natural Material

Open Space

 

17.00 -18.30

The Film Archives of  State Security – open screening presented by

Claus Löser (Berlin)


The Film Archives of State Security – Seminar with Claus Löser (Berlin), Momchil Metodiev, Diana Ivanova and Vesela Nozharova

Big Hall

Why the Secret Services made films? What is the language of these films? How can we watch them today?
The seminar is the first ever in Bulgaria comparative analysis between films of the Bulgarian and German Communist Secret Services.

With the participation of german filmhistorian Claus Löser, Bulgarian historian Momchil Metodiev and researchers of the films Diana Ivanova and Vessela Nozharova.

 

18.30 – 19.30

Concert

Quartet Amara+

Classic Music

 

19.30 – 20.30

READING

Radmila Mladenova

reads from her first novel

OUR WHITE BEDROOM

Galia’s and Diana’s Barn

 

DINNER

Slavcho’s Pub

Gergana’s Place (Kazan)

 

20.00 Screenings

New Bulgarian Cinema

PRIDE, Pavel Vesnakov

COSMONAUTS, Bozhina Panayotova

presented by the authors

 

21.30 Concert

Adem Murat, percussion

Pablo Garcia, Guitar

Open Space

 

22.30 Screening

THE MURDER OF THE HATMAKER – documentary by Catherine Bernstein (Paris)

in the presence of the director

Bulgarian premiere

Catherine Bernstein was born on 1964 in Tours and considered as one of the leading Documentary Directors in France. Her films reflect life in Europe today and have been screened on Major TV stations in Europe; Arte, France 2 and France 5, and received many prizes at Film Festivals in France, Israel & Russia.
Between her birth, on the 2nd of July 1901, and her deportation to Auschwitz on the 18th of July 1943, Odette Bernstein’s life left few traces except those found in the administrative archives. This young and independent woman, from a well-off family of Neuilly-sur-Seine, was the filmmaker’s great aunt. Before World War II, she created her own hatmaking business, and changed name at the same time, becoming Fanny Berger.
She set up on rue Balzac, near the Champs Elysées. German occupation didn’t stop immediately her booming business, but anti-Jewish laws from Vichy government would quickly get hold of it. She was under obligation to get her name registered and to hold the yellow star. In the meantime, French administration managed to make “Aryan” most Jewish firms, and Fanny Berger’s hatmaking business was sold, supervised by a temporary administrator. In 1942, Fanny Berger found herself with no home, no business and no rights.
After the projection Helena Fantl presents “Working with archives – ARCHIDOC workshop” by Femis, Paris

 

Jam Session

 

May 25th (Sunday)

 

8.00-9.30

Karma Yoga

 

8.00-12.00

Hiking Tour on Dedo Mitko’s Path

 

BELA RECHKA – WAY OF LIFE: WORKSHOPS

 

9.00 – 12.00

GOATMILK FOR KIDS

Yoga and Games

with Eli Koleva

Blue Hall

 

11.00-13.30

Workshop – Make Your Own Bela Rechka Map

Galina Ivanova

bookstore
 

LUNCH & Degustations

Slavcho’s Pub

Gergana’s Place (Kazan)

 

15.30-16.30

Yoga Nidra

Blue Hall

 

16.30-17.30

Me and The Festival – group sharing  

with Martin Dietrich

Galia’s and Diana’s Barn

 

DINNER

Slavcho’s Pub

Gergana’s Place (Kazan)

 

20.00-21.30

The Singing Society of Bela Rechka

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