The following relates to HOT 1st edition. Information regarding future HOT events will be accessible in STEAM ROOM website soon.  


HOT – room for professional audience.

8th, 9th, 15th and 16th June at Gallery Etud, Sofia, BG. 

Check the FACEBOOK EVENT and REGISTER (information below)

WITH THE FANTASTIC INVITED ARTISTS: Stephanie D. Handjiiska, Galina Borissova, Stanislav Genadiev, Iva Sveshtarova and Willy Prager. 


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HOT – room for professional audience is a pilot program that creates space for discursive practices around contemporary dance, choreography and performance. HOT proposes three different formats that promote dialogue, discussion and sharing:

Sharing practices

Within a workshop situation, local artists will physically share and explore their artistic practices with professionals and all the curious ones, (so called wider audience). A collective reflection will follow afterwards.

Meet the artist

Local artists will present/perform their artistic practices to an audience followed by a public discussion where we will engage in the means of what has been presented.

Reading circle

With structured reading practices, we will engage in the analysis of theory approached through contemporary dance, choreography and performance.

As program wrap up, we propose a public panel discussion around the needs and desires within contemporary dance, choreography and performance field, analyzing structural issues and working towards better conditions of our profession.

HOT aims to:

–  Encourage collective critical thinking trough practice, studying and contextualizing dance and choreography, and the deepening in the means of our profession.

–  Promote shared knowledge, strategies and structures, offering a co-existing platform where resources can be displayed in a common ground.

HOT is dreamt as a periodic meeting point. With this program, STEAM ROOM wants to nourish exchange, development and constant practice of analysis and feedback.

This pilot program is focused in the locality of Sofia. For further editions, HOT – Room for professional audience is planned to happen in the different localities STEAM ROOM is involved in.


Saturday 8th June:

Stephanie D. Handjiiska
Sharing practices 12:00 – 16:00

Galina Borissova
Meet the artist 18:30 – 20:00

Sunday 9th June:

Reading circle 12:00 – 16:00

Saturday 15th June:

Stanislav Genadiev
Sharing practices 12:00 – 16:00

Iva Sveshtarova & Willy Prager
Meet the artist 18:30 – 20:00

Sunday 16th June:

Reading circle 12:00 – 14:00

All participants
Public panel discussion 14:00 – 17:00


Artists and activities presentations

SIGN UP for participation! HOW?

Send mail with subject “HOT room” to with the following: full name, phone number and the format you want to participate in. There is no limit to the number of formats in which you can join.

Deadline for signing up for 8th and 9th of June: 6th June 2019
Deadline for signing up for 15th and 16th of June: 13th June 2019

The participants are determined by the date and time of sending their mail. The places are limited.

More information about the participants and the program, check the, as well as our Facebook and Instagram pages.

HOT – room for professional audience is initiated and realized by STEAM ROOM – alternative choreographic center: Aleksandar Georgiev, Zhana Pencheva and Darío Barreto Damas.
Date/Place: 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th June 2019. ETUD Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Production: Garage – collective platform for independent artists.
Supported by: Municipality of Sofia, Program “Culture” 2019, ETUD Gallery, Sofia.
Media partners: Magazine Vij,,, Madame Bulgaria.
Design by: Gjorgji Despodov.

STEAM ROOM wish you a HOT gathering!