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Artist of the Week – Satishkoemar Makhan

September 3, 2018 by · No comments

Interview with the dancer and choreographer Sri Satishkoemar Myre-Makhan by Dessislava Berndt Proofreading: Polina Georgieva Satish, you will be for the second time with your dancers in Wuppertal. How was your first time here? It was an excellent, heartwarming, welcome feeling. The audience, musicians and the Hall’s energy were so open, that we- the dancers […]

Artist of the Week – Gary Odd

March 6, 2017 by · No comments

Interview by Dessislava Berndt with Gary Odd, author, illustrator, publisher of, musician and inventor of the character Ulpi Translation from German: Dessislava Berndt Proofreading: Polina Georgieva Gary Odd (a.k.a. Gary Sinnlos) is an author, illustrator and publisher of, as well as a musician and inventor of the character Ulpi. Ulpi`s adventures finance his […]

We need the ordinary to accept the changes: about new roads

July 26, 2016 by ·

Velina Vateva’s interview with the photographer Elena Pérez-Ardá López Elena, it is my pleasure to present your work to the Public Republic readers. Can you tell us what got you into photography? In what way photography is an art of its own, what makes it special for you, and do you find it similar to […]

Artist of the Week – Fabien Prioville

November 30, 2015 by ·

Interview with the French choreographer and dancer Fabien Prioville by Dessislava Berndt Of course, when you live in Wuppertal and like Pina Bausch’s work, you are always curious to discover everything regarding the dance company and the activities of the former dancers- especially after Pina Bausch has passed away. Fabien Prioville is more than a […]

Artist of the Week – Adam Ben Ezra

January 5, 2015 by · 2 comments

Tsvetelina Mareva`s interview with the double bassist and composer Adam Ben Ezra Photo: Danielle Jadlyn Mr. Ezra, would you tell us more about your creative path? Why have you chosen the double bass? My creative path began when I was very young, when I was 5 I started to play the violin. After a few […]

Meet The Photographer Elena Shumilova

December 2, 2014 by · No comments

Translated from Bulgarian by Tsvetelina Mareva Elena Shumilova has captured the attention of the world with her endearing and ethereal photos of her children and farm animals in the countryside. She has been featured on media worldwide, from Huffington Post to ABC News to Reddit and beyond.  It’s immediately obvious that Elena’s portfolio is far […]

Artist of the Week – Beatrix Giouras

September 22, 2014 by · No comments

Interview with the German designer Beatrix Giouras by Dessislava Berndt Translated from German by Dessislava Berndt, Proofreading: Simon Pavlov Who or what is „Zauberwaeldchen“? A few years ago, I formed a dragon with modeling clay. Dragons live in mystical places and are surrounded by strange creatures and plants, in magical forests, where wishes come true. […]

Artist of the Week – VeiveCura

September 8, 2014 by · 1 comment

Interview with Davide Iacono, musician and founder of VeiveCura by Dessislava Berndt VeiveCura, Photo by Chiara Incarbone Davide, how did you get into music? I’ve been connected with music since I was in my mother’s womb. She was studying piano for her last exam before graduation.

Open Doors. Open Minds.

July 8, 2014 by · No comments

Today we would like to present to your attention the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Cultural Understanding in Dubai. Our questions were kindly answered by Mr. Nasif Kayed, Managing Director of the SMCCU.

Artist of the Week – DiegoKoi

June 2, 2014 by · No comments

Tsvetelina Mareva`s interview with the painter Diego Fazio – DiegoKoi Diego Fazio – DiegoKoi, was born in 1989 in the Italian town of Lamezia Terme, Calabria. He started painting as a self-taught artist and in a very short time developed an accurate and precise technique. Initially he created designs for tattoos in Asian style “carp […]

Meet a Bulgarian Poet: Yordan Efftimov

June 2, 2014 by · 9 comments

Katerina Stoykova-Klemer interviewed poet Yordan Efftimov for The Season of Delicate Hunger: Anthology of Contemporary Bulgarian Poetry. Here is her translation of that conversation. What would you like for the American readers to know about Bulgarian poetry? Even though The Season of Delicate Hunger is an anthology, collected on the basis of language and nationality—it […]

Meet a Bulgarian Poet: Emanuil Vidinski

May 5, 2014 by · No comments

Katerina Stoykova-Klemer interviewed poet Emanuil Vidinski for The Season of Delicate Hunger: Anthology of Contemporary Bulgarian Poetry. Here is her translation of that conversation. What would you like for the American readers to know about Bulgarian poetry? That a person’s problems are universal, but have a local flavor; that the world is a collective place, […]

Artist of the Week — Hampson Sisler

April 8, 2014 by · 1 comment

Tsvetelina Mareva`s interview with the composer Hampson Sisler Hampson Sisler: “Always write to the best of your ability” Hampson Sisler is one of the most prolific American classical composers living today.His first works were published at age nineteen starting with the H.W.Gray Co. and going on, with time, to Jos. Fischer & Co., Belwin Mills, […]

Artist of the Week — Georgie Lalov

March 24, 2014 by · No comments

Anna Simitchieva’s interview with Georgie Lalov Hello Georgie, please introduce yourself briefly to our readers. I am an actor and producer I live in Manhattan and I love to talk about film. How important is for you the fact that you are a Bulgarian artist? Do you face a lot of difficulties because of it? […]

“Blackfish” and Killer Whales

October 14, 2013 by · No comments

Lauren Sophie Kearney Photo: guessthree Have you ever, even once, wondered how it would feel to live in a bathtub? Most likely, that thought has never crossed your mind. The concept of it is just unthinkable. For some killer whales, however, it is reality. A few nights ago, I watched the new documentary, Blackfish. It […]

Saturday, December 29, 2012

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Zlatko Anguelov The feast is over. A kitchen full of dirty dishes and pots, empty cans and bottles. Enthusiasm to do anything is at a level much lower than yesterday. My beloved daughter’s flight to Palo Alto is in the afternoon. My dear son’s flight to Montreal is tomorrow at noon. My loving daughter and […]

Friday, December 28, 2012

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Zlatko Anguelov The house is full of people, and the mood is celebratory. I’m baking a turkey for dinner (see recipe at the end). I have to leave the crowd to be able to sit at my computer and type my diary. Well, I’m sipping a Manhattan: four measures of bourbon plus one measure of […]

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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Zlatko Anguelov Today, a heavy blizzard is moving through Indiana and Ohio heading up to the North-East. In Iowa City it’s bitterly cold, although the temperatures are not lower than -5 C. A hot bean soup for lunch invigorated our bodies, but not for long. I went out to buy some Bochner chocolate and a […]

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

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Zlatko Anguelov Strangely, I like the faces of comedians, but I rarely choose to see comic films. Comedians always look smart with their sardonic smile, behind which sits a pair of super intelligent eyes. They look at you as if they know everything about the world … and about you. The thing is they actually […]

Monday, December 24, 2012

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Zlatko Anguelov Grey suits this day best. It wraps up the sky around our home, making the house that is lit up from inside intimate and cozy. Grey makes nature silent. I remember back in Bulgaria, where I used to live in a house in downtown Varna with my grandma, the cloudy sky on that […]