10 events - circus shows, stilts fire show, light show, performance with carnival costumes and masks, live statues, circus and carnival workshops. FREE ENTRANCE for festival events.
19, 20 and 21 May. The most wonderful time of the year in Gabrovo, when the city is Carnival. Yes, on 20 May the Gabrovo Carnival will happen and 6Fest gives you 3 days of festival happiness.
Cirque de la LyuLin (Sofia, Bulgaria), „The Kuku Brothers“ (Venezuela), Tio Teo (Spain), Theatre of fire and shadows Fireter (Sofia, Bulgaria), FIRE THEATRE Mime Company (Sofia, Bulgaria), Ashton Ka (Belgium, Bulgaria)
Vazrazhdane City Square, in front of House of humour and satire and Sports Hall "Orlovets", Park with Bear (Gradinkata s mecheto), Igoto bridge (Most Igoto), Shesti uchastak quarter, Baev bridge (Baev most), in front of Interactive Museum of Industry Gabrovo
Cirque de la LyuLin
Cirque de la LyuLin is formed 5 years ago. The young circus artists has participated in the second biggest world carnival, after the one in Rio de Janeiro - Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife on the Canary Islands. They were semi-finalists in the popular TV show “Bulgaria got talent”. Cirque de la LyuLin will present in Gabrovo their circus show “Poco Loco”. On the evening of 20 May they will play the impressive Light show ''Light it UP''. You can join also their circus workshop on 21 May.
Theatre of fire and shadows Fireter
Theatre of fire and shadows “Fireter” perform different kinds of fire show, stilts show, fire performance, stilts performance, jumping stilts, fire juggling, fire installations, live statues, etc. They have participated in international festivals in England, Germany, Romania, Russia, Greece, Lithuania, Turkey. In Gabrovo “Fireter” will perform the closing festival event on the evening of 21 May - stilts fire show . On the afternoon of 21 may “Fireter” will perform a mobile show of a music magician.
FIRE THEATRE Mime Company
FIRE THEATRE Mime Company is based in Sofia, Bulgaria independent theatre formation, established in 1993. They perform pantomime, non-verbal, outdoor, site-specific and fire theatre. They have participated in international festivals in USA, Austria, Germany, France, Turkey, Greece, Romania, India, South Korea, Tunis, Jordan. On 19 May in Gabrovo they will play a street carnival performance in front of House of humour and satire. On 20 May you can join them in a carnival workshop.
Tio Teo is a circus artist from Spain. On the afternoon of 20 May in Gabrovo he will perform his comic monospectacle "Surfing the street". The show was part of the program of many international festivals. It combines physical theatre, acrobatics, humour.
“Kuku Brothers” (Venezuela)
“Kuku Brothers” are the circus artists Katay Santos and Cara de Papa from Venezuela. Katay Santos has passed intensive training in circus schools of Cuba and Wuqiao (China). For 2 years he has played with other artists on the streets of Caracas (Venezuela). Santos is famous with breathtaking acrobatics on chairs and risky performances with Chinese pots. Cara de Papa has travelled all over the world. He shows his artistic ability to juggle and ride an unicycle. On the afternoon of 20 May in Gabrovo they will play their comic circus show.
Ashton Ka is a living statue performer. She performs mostly in Europe – Belgium, Netherlands, Estonia, but also in Israel, Kuwait, Dubai, Indonesia, etc. She has won 7 awards on international festivals (3 1st prices) in the last 5 years. Ashton Ka will perform as a lining statue on 20 May in Gabrovo.
19 May 2017, Friday
18:00 - 19:00 Street carnival performance - FIRE THEATRE Mime Company (Sofia, Bulgaria)
20 May 2017, Saturday
10:00 - 11:30 Carnival workshop - FIRE THEATRE Mime Company
In front of Sport hall “Orlovets”
14:00 - 18:00 Live statue performance – Ashton Ka (Belgium, Bulgaria)
14.30 - 15.15 Comic monospectacle "Surfing the street " - Tio Teo (Spain)
15:30 - 16:15 Circus show „Poco Loco“ - Cirque de la LyuLin (Sofia, Bulgaria)
16:30 - 17:15 ч. Comic circus show - „The Kuku Brothers“ (Venezuela)
18:00 – 19:30 CARNIVAL GABROVO
19:30 – 01:30 CONCERT ON THE TOWN SQUARE
22:45 - 23:10 Light show ''Light it UP'' - Cirque de la LyuLin
21 May 2017, Sunday
11.30 - 13:15 Circus workshop - Cirque de la LyuLin
18:30 - 21:30 Music magician (mobile show) - Theatre of fire and shadows Fireter (Sofia, Bulgaria)
21:30 - 22:00 Stilts fire show - Theatre of fire and shadows Fireter
International Festival For Urban Arts and Happiness 6Fest will happen in the Bulgarian town of Gabrovo on 19-21 May 2017. The festival program includes 10 events with free entrance - circus shows, stilts fire show, light show, performance with carnival costumes and masks, live statues, circus and carnival workshops.
Festival performers are Bulgarian and foreign artists from Cirque de la LyuLin (Sofia, Bulgaria), „Kuku Brothers“ (Venezuela), Tio Teo (Spain), Theatre of fire and shadows Fireter (Sofia, Bulgaria), FIRE THEATRE Mime Company (Sofia, Bulgaria), Ashton Ka (Belgium, Bulgaria).
6Fest will take place on different central locations in Gabrovo - Vazrazhdane City Square, in front of House of humour and satire and Sports Hall "Orlovets", Park with Bear (Gradinkata s mecheto), Igoto bridge (Most Igoto), Shesti uchastak quarter, Baev bridge (Baev most), in front of Interactive Museum of Industry Gabrovo.
6Fest will happen during the most popular event in Gabrovo- the Carnival on 20 May.
Organizers of 6Fest are „Vasil Levski Public Committee – Gabrovo“ and Momchil Tsonev. The project is realized with the financial support of Gabrovo Municipality, CULTURE Program 2017.
Media partner of the festival is Gabrovo Daily.
The festival conception of 6Fest is based on the carnival and humour brand of Gabrovo, also known as the Capital of Humour and Satire. The Carnival of Gabrovo has root in festive events since the 19th century and has developed in its contemporary version since 1960s. 6Fest is a logical sequel of the carnival brand of Gabrovo and the main goal of 6Fest is to develop Gabrovo as a festival and carnival destination through outdoor art events, performances, etc.
The name of the festival 6Fest (in Bulgarian should be pronounced like “ShestFest”) comes from the name of the oldest quarter of Gabrovo city, the heart and the birth place of Gabrovo – Shesti uchastak quarter, translated in English as the 6th section (sector, station). This is the place on the right side of Yantra river, in the very center of nowadays Gabrovo.
The organizers „Vasil Levski Public Committee – Gabrovo“ and Momchil Tsonev (website of the organizer, available only in Bulgarian www.ngo.gabrovo.net) realize projects in the field of arts, culture, youth projects, education, cultural heritage. Our major projects are:
- The most popular clip on YouTube about Gabrovo – „Happy Gabrovo“
- The first computer game about Gabrovo (available in English) – www.gabroville.com
- The first online encyclopedia about Gabrovo based on the Wikipedia software (available only in Bulgarian) – gabrovowiki.com
- The first and biggest video portal about business in Gabrovo (available only in Bulgarian) – biz.gabrovo.net
- The biggest and popular series of books about the history of Gabrovo, called "Gabrovo - the living city" (books published in Bulgarian)