April 22 3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
April 23 2:00 p.m.
Louis B. Mayer Theatre
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, California
Artistic Director: Tanya Kostova
Musical Director: Rumen Shopov
Founded by Tanya Kostova (Artistic Director and choreographer) Antika Bulgaria is part of the larger
Antika Bulgarian Ensemble and Cultural Club which promotes the culture of Bulgarian traditions, folklore dances and music in the Bay Area.
Musical Director and musician Rumen Shopov, a member of the Roma people has performed all over the world, championing the music of Bulgarian, Macedonian, Turkish, and especially the Roma (gypsy) people.
Traditional Bulgarian musical instruments, include the gajde, a type of traditional Bulgarian bagpipe and the tupan, a double-headed drum played with sticks.
The dancers of Antika Bulgaria always delight with their distinctive rhythmic steps and brightly colored costumes representing the different folkloric regions of the dances.