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CollectiveLab 1°

Biliana Voutchkova


Name:  Biliana Voutchkova 

Where are you from? Plovdiv/Bulgaria 

What type of artist are you? Dedicated, curious, in constant searching for growth, loving the new in all it’s forms

Education? Sofia Music School
USC - University of Southern California, Los Angeles - artist diploma
News School / Mannes College of Music, New York - master degree

Describe yourself in 1-3 sentences? I am a giver, living with no expectations in the moment/for the moment and giving it my very best. I believe in the “bright side”, in fearless living, in searching into the unknown, in saying “yes” to what the universe provides. 

Which languages can you speak? Bulgarian,  English, German, very little Russian 

What is your favorite "Form”?  The form of Improvisation 

Which Forms fit together?  I don’t find forms that don’t fit together, it’s a matter of perception, a matter of “how to…" 

Which Form(s) can you create with your body?  Countless, beyond those that have been given names 

Superpowers?  Extreme patience and the ability to “read” people’s minds 

What was the craziest thing you've ever done?  This answer may take too long if answered properly. I’m choosing the short “leaving the comfort of the known and jumping into the unknown”

How would the world look like 100 years from now?  I don’t know 

Say something funny?  You must be kidding me pal :) 


CollectiveLab 2°

Petra Pellarova

Dance/Physical Theater

Name:  Petra Pellarová 

Where are you from? I am from Czech Republic, Prague. 

What type of artist are you? I am mostly performer 

Education?   Duncan Centre conservatory for contemporary dance and choreography, Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen - dance department and mime department, ut I finished my studies at the University in Prague Damu - Department of authorial creativity and pedagogy. Later I was four years at the psychiatric course of Dance movement therapy, so I could learn more about how movement and dance can affect our mental and health problems. 

Describe yourself in 1-3 sentences?  I am a person who likes a black humor and I love to move and to dance. 

Which languages can you speak?  I can speak Czech, English and Indonesian  

What is your favourite "Form"?  I don't know. Perhaps if I can see it as a authentic statement. 

Which Forms fit together?  For me music, movement, lights, architecture or Forms of the Nature  

Which Form(s) can you create with your body?  Ha ha ha nice, perhaps it depends what it should it be but I like to move and look for some different qualities of the movements. 

Superpowers?  - 

What was the craziest thing you've ever done?  Perhaps I can't remember, because I have done several things, but perhaps when I went to Indonesia for one year. I lived there and almost each day was crazy. 

How would the world look like 100 years from now?   I would like to think in a positive way about it. So let's say, people will save the planet and they will understand what they should do and how they can create a life which will be full of nice things and hopefully there will be still nature. Ha ha ha

Say something funny?  I will tell you when I meet you face to face. 


International Ensemble Modern Academy°

Melanie Rothman


Name:  Melanie Rothman 

Where are you from?  I was born in London but having lived in France, Austria and Germany since, feel more like I am European than British. I also have family roots in Germany and Eastern Europe.  

What type of artist are you?  I'm a musician, and try to be as diverse as possible. As well as the normal classical music/instrumental studies, I've also studied baroque music, contemporary music and play folk music from Northern England, Scotland and Ireland as a hobby.. 

Education?  I did my bachelor studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, an erasmus year and masters at the Universität Mozarteum, Salzburg, and now I'm at IEMA.

Describe yourself in 3 sentences?  I am not a morning person. I could talk about languages or history all day. I need to have a tidy workspace in order to concentrate. 

Which languages can you speak?  English, French and German fluently. I can also understand and speak a little bit of Czech and Hungarian.  

What is your favorite "Form"?  An Arch. 

Which Forms fit together?  Anything is possible. 

Which Form(s) can you create with your body?  I take my statement about "anything is possible" back! 

Superpowers?  Can fall asleep anywhere and at any time. 

What was the craziest thing you've ever done?  Spent the night exploring the Parisian Catacombs (not the part open to the public). 

How would the world look like 100 years from now?  A ball of fire possibly. Or very barren. But I hope very much it's not going to get to that. 

Say something funny?  Greek yogurt doesn't taste of anything (Bulgarians will get this). 


Digital Arts

Anna Bo

Name:   Anna Bo 

Where are you from?   Sofia, Bulgaria 

What type of artist are you?  musician, sound artist, DJ 

Education?  MA in Digital Arts at Arts Academy, Sofia - freshly graduated!  

Describe yourself in 1-3 sentences?  wunderkind, rock-star wannabe  

Which languages can you speak?  English, German, Russian, Bulgarian 

What is your favorite "Form"?  heart-shaped 

Which Forms fit together?  the uncompleted 

Which Form(s) can you create with your body?  capital T letter, I guess  

Superpowers?  I know where the birds sleep  

What was the craziest thing you've ever done?  travelling with a train across Europe, alone 

How would the world look like 100 years from now?  like Blade Runner cityscape, hopefully  

Say something funny?   I'm not funny enough as Frank Zappa, so I will quote him: "A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians."  



Alexandar Hadjiev

Alexandar Hadjiev

Electronics/Bassoon/Artistic Director

Name:  Alexsasho 

Where are you from?  Bulgaria / Germany 

What type of artist are you?  Confused 

Education?  Intense 

Describe yourself in 1-3 sentences?  Workaholic with a smile and appetite 

Which languages can you speak?  Bulgarian, German, English, little Portuguese, Trying Spanish, pretend French, all with a lot of stammering 

What is your favorite "Form"? - ∞  

Which Forms fit together?  The distorted 

Which Form(s) can you create with your body?  Distorted one 

Superpowers?  To annoy the others  

What was the craziest thing you've ever done?  To organise a festival 

How would the world look like 100 years from now?  Lonely 

Say something funny?  Vlad the Impaler is Bulgarian!