Gergana Panova 

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Gergana Panova-Tekath was born in Sofia, Bulgaria.  From 1988 to 1993, she danced with the Filip Kutev Bulgarian National Folk Ensemble.  She studied dance ethnology in Bulgaria and obtained her Ph.D. in dance from Dortmund University (Germany).  She regularly commutes between Bulgaria, where she heads the Ethnochoreology Dept. at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences , and Germany, where she is  Prof. of  Dance at Folkwang University in Essen.  She has published numerous articles and has written two books on various aspects of Bulgarian traditional dance. Besides organizing annual summer seminars in Bulgaria, Gergana has taught workshops in many countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Israel, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, Brazil, Argentina and the USA.  This is Gergana's second visit to Quebec and Canada.  She will be presenting a brand new repertoire of dances from all ethnographic regions of Bulgaria with a special emphasis on their traditional, ritual and contemporary aspects.

Livre Gergana

Book written by Gergana Panova-Tekath,  published in Germany: "Folk" choreography as a symbol of communication

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