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Theme: Ideas that happen

Sofia, Bulgaria
March 25th, 2011

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About this event

The event want to show the ideas that happen and were originated by professors, alumni or students of New Bulgarian University. We will share different ideas that we are proud of and that make us feel inspired to generate more and more ideas worth spreading.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Georgi Petkov
    Professor Georgi Petkov is composer, conductor and educator. He worked in the Department of Music at New Bulgarian University since 1998 - as part-time professor and since 2002 - as a full time professor. Founder and leader of the original Student choir "Folk-jazz ensemble" of NBU.
  • Anthony Galabov
    Anthony Galabov is a Professor of Political Sociology and Culture in the Department of Political sciences at New Bulgarian University. He got a Masters in Sociology and a Masters in Management of Culture and art in France. He became a member of the Bulgarian Sociology Association in 1985, a member of the of the management board and the scientific board of the international association Ubiquite Culture, France (2002), a vice president of the scientific board of the International Association of the public administration experts EUROPA, France (2008), and an expert in the association Transparency Without Boundaries, also an expert at the Bulgarian office of the international anti-corruption network of Transparency International from 1998.
  • Sabina Panayotova
    Sabina Panayotova is a blogger. Since 2009 she is managing the blog Entelegentno, which is a new form of the student’s magazine of NBU. Possess a bachelor degree in Political science and master’s degree in Mass Communication. From her stay at NBU she values most the friendships, the freedom and the different points of views. The same things she receives from Internet and blogs. Since the beginning of 2011 is a foster parent to Animal Rescue Sofia.
  • Mariana Melnishka
    Mariana Melnishka is a well known Bulgarian journalist, interpreter and traveller, who had visited almost all continents and many exotic places in the world. Her translations include the series of Harry Poter, A Clockwork Orange and the French Lieutenant's Woman.
  • Vessela Gertcheva
    At the department of Archeology at NBU she launches a project, which goal is to make Bulgarian museums open, interesting and adapted to children. Among the others beginnings in her life is the Bulgarian Donors Forum – association of donors and companies, which invest in social causes. She is its first director between 2004 and 2008.
  • Evgeni Todorov and Pavel Penchev
    They are students at New Bulgarian University. They are studying Cinema and TV; they make short movies, video clips and advertisements. They know each other since childhood and now thanks to documentary movies can show how the world looks from their point of view.
  • Venko Poromanski
    Venko Poromanski started playing drums at the age of 10 in Germany along with the teachers Klaus Dieter Blahak in Koln and Thomas Schneider in Bonn. Return to Bulgaria and continuing percussion studies / drumset, vibraphone, xylophone, timpani/ with Boris Dinev, Peter Slavov and prof. Dobri Paliev . 1992 He applied to the State Academy Of Music and was accepted as a student in a Pop and Jazz department with a full scholarship. In the meantime he played in Sofia clubs with Jazz and cover bands. Venko tooks part in big and important musical events in Bulgaria supporting artists as Blues Brothers, Simply Red, Incognito, Earth Wind & Fire, Simple Minds, participation in many festivals as Sofia Music Jam, Apollonia, Sofia Jazz Peak, Coca-Cola Sound Wave and others. As a member of a band "TE" did more than ten national tours.
  • Joan Vassilev
    Joan Vassilev is studying PR at New Bulgarian university. At his profile at TED he describes himself as: Brainstormer, Environmentalist, Explorer, Idea generator, Student, World traveler.
  • Mario Peshev
    Mario Peshev is a freelance developer who creates web and desktop solutions. At the same time he is studying at New Bulgarian University. His favorite hobby is music. He is also a piano player and has a reggae band - Frontero.
  • Georgi Gochev
    Georgi Gochev is an Assistant Professor in Ancient Greek Literature and Philosophy and Classical Studies Program Director at New Bulgarian University
  • Rumen Tsonev
    He is composer, conductor, educator, musical and theatrical theorist. His research paper "La forme audiovisuelle de la manifestation de l'oeuvre de théâtre musical" won him the grade Doctor of the Sorbonne (2000). Since 1990 he has taught at the Conservatoire National Superieur d'Art Dramatique in Paris and at theatre schools in New York (in 1991 and 1992). Since 1990 he has also given master classes in Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Tour, London, Stockholm, Cologne, Milan, Boston, New York, etc. Since 1990 he has also given master classes in Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Tour, London, Stockholm, Cologne, Milan, Boston, New York, etc. He made a name for himself with his vanguard musical theatre settings or scores to feature and cartoon films. He authored the music to over 130 theatre productions staged in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, France, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Slovakia, the UK, former Yugoslavia, Canada, the USA , Tunisia, Thailand, Taiwan, etc. He authored the music to over 130 theatre productions staged in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, France, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Slovakia, the UK, former Yugoslavia, Canada, the USA, Tunisia, Thailand, Taiwan, etc.
  • Iassen Zahariev
    Iassen Zahariev workes as a lecturer at New Bulgarian University and at the same time he is responsible for the archives of the university. Philosopher, wine taster, blogger and dreamer.
  • Anna Pampulova
    Anna Pampulova completed Ballet School in 1993, and experimental theater class at the 22nd school in Sofia that same year. In 1991 she joined as an actress in theater Pantdans. Since 1993, is a ballerina at the National Opera and Ballet, Sofia. In 2000 has specialized as a dancer and choreographer in Vienna. She has a Master’s degree in ballet from New Bulgarian University. Choreographer and director-producer of many dance and singing competitions, performances, fashion shows and concerts. Now she is Assistant professor at New Bulgarian University and at the same time is doing her PhD in musicology and musical art. She lectures on classical dance to modern dancers and actors, dance practices and repertoire, movement and sounds, components of the stage game and others.

Venue and Details

Университетски театър, НБУ
21 Montevideo
21 Montevideo
Sofia, 1618
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Dessislava Boshnakova
Sofia/bulgaria, Bulgaria

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