A lecture by Dr. Daniela Ivanova-Nyberg, director of Bulgarian Cultural and Heritage Center of Seattle (BCHCS) Folklore and Literature Programs. Hosted by the University of Washington Slavic Department.
This lecture will be the first of four lectures on Bulgarian traditional music and dance.
February - Carnival Practices
April - Women's Spring Dance Practices
June 5 - Nestinari (Dance on glowing embers)
Dr. Ivanova-Nyberg graduated from St. Kliment Ohridski Sofia University with MA in Bulgarian Philology, specialization in Folklore; MA in Philosophy, with Studies of Culture (Kulturologia) Minor. She also holds a BA in choreography from the Sofia Institute for Music and Choreography. She received her PhD from the Institute of Art Studies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Dr. Ivanova-Nyberg’s academic career includes lecturing at St. Kliment Ohridski SU Slavic Department, New Bulgarian University (Bulgarian Folk Arts), National Academy for Theater and Film Arts (Scenography Department), Lyuben Groys Theatrical College, and other institutions in Europe and USA. Currently she serves as director of BCHCS Folklore and Literature programs.