NEOTOPIA is a completely new territory, conquered through intuition and imagination from the field of absolute potentiality.
NEOTOPIA is not a white spot on the map, but the beginning of a map that cannot be read through the symbols of familiar cartography. It is a MAP within the MAP, and one can find their way inside only through INTUITION. In this sense, NEOtopia grows out of the familiar by expanding and unfolding it to unimaginable dimensions. NEOTOPIA is a potential beginning of a whole new world.
The “NEOTOPIA” performance, taking place in the building of the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, will explore the theme of emotional architecture as well as the architecture of emotions. How do you build a performance structure whose main building blocks are emotions? Can such architecture breathe and dance? Who are the architects of this NEOnautic world? What are the principles involved in its construction and how can the concept of NEOtopia influence this process? We will look for answers to these and other questions in the process of creating and presenting our research in the form of a neonautic sensory labyrinth.
NEOTOPIA is an interactive and immersive performance created using the methods of the sensory labyrinth theatre. It is an interdisciplinary project that enables the exchange of knowledge and practices between the spheres of architecture, design and immersive theatre, with the aim of creating an original creative product – a new kind of sensory performance.
PREMIERE: February 25 and 26, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
📅 29th and 30th of September 2023 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy at 1, Hristo Smirnenski Blvd. – in the central lobby of the new building. See map HERE.
TICKET: BGN 100
‼️ Reservations can be cancelled and rebooked for another date with at least three days notice before the originally booked date!
You experience the performance individually, and it is necessary to reserve an appointment in advance in order to enter the labyrinth. For reservations follow the link – HERE.
Duration: 90 min.
!!! GIFT VOUCHERS: If you want to give this unique sensory experience as a gift, you can request a voucher by filling out this FORM (only in Bulgarian).
What is sensory theatre?
The sensory theatre is an immersive site-specific performance that everyone experiences individually. Each member of the audience turns into the protagonist of the artistic interaction while the journey activates all of their senses. The Sensory Labyrinth theatre is a contemporary creative ritual, an intimate experience and mystery that takes place as much in the outside world as it does on the screen of your own consciousness. You can read more about the method HERE.
The project is created with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and the National Culture Fund under the program VRCHKO.
With the partnership of:
University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy