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The ReBonkers story — once upon a time

The biggest stage for contemporary art in Varna – the ReBonkers space, opened its doors less than 2 years ago, but in its short experience it has already held more than 100 events with the participation of 342 artists from Varna, Bulgaria and the world. ReBonkers' program is multidisciplinary and includes contemporary theater and dance, film, experimental music, literature and discussion of social issues, but a major focus of the program is contemporary visual art. 

The space is distinguished by unusual architecture and acoustics - a tunnel-like round stone building with a natural green roof. This year the building turns 200 years old and is actually the oldest fully preserved building in the maritime capital. Back in 1823, the stone building was built by the Ottoman authorities as a storehouse for gunpowder. Many call it the bunker, but the correct term for the building is "gunpowder burial".

Always cool inside, with no phone signal and with a huge garden, ReBonkers boasts a rich history. In the 1990s, the club "Bonkers" was housed there, which was among the first scenes for alternative music in Bulgaria. Key to the development of gangs such as Rag Dolls, Babyface Clan, Pyromania, Big Mama Scandal, Slang and others. At the turn of the millennium, the "bunker" fell into disrepair and turned into a weedy abode of the homeless.

In 2017 "Taliana" association is engaged in its improvement. Varna organization that works to activate the creative potential of a city. Through innovation and art, the association "Talyana" helps preserve the architectural heritage of the city and meets the public with new and different forms of cultural consumption.

CALENDAR

What happens in ReBonkers, stays in ReBonkers. But the rest is written here.

May 2024

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  • »EARTH« Textile exhibition by Albena Budinova
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  • »EARTH« Textile exhibition by Albena Budinova
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  • »EARTH« Textile exhibition by Albena Budinova
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  • »EARTH« Textile exhibition by Albena Budinova
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  • »EARTH« Textile exhibition by Albena Budinova
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  • »EARTH« Textile exhibition by Albena Budinova
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  • »EARTH« Textile exhibition by Albena Budinova
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  • European Night of Museums and Galleries 2024
  • Conversation on "Ecology in Contemporary Art" with the participation of Irina Batkova, Ralitsa Gerasimova and Vanya Andreeva
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  • The Nature of Connections — an exhibition within the framework of the BUNA forum
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  • The Nature of Connections — an exhibition within the framework of the BUNA forum
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  • The Nature of Connections — an exhibition within the framework of the BUNA forum
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  • The Nature of Connections — an exhibition within the framework of the BUNA forum
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  • The Nature of Connections — an exhibition within the framework of the BUNA forum
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  • The Nature of Connections — an exhibition within the framework of the BUNA forum
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  • The Nature of Connections — an exhibition within the framework of the BUNA forum
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  • The Nature of Connections — an exhibition within the framework of the BUNA forum
Friday, 24 May
  • The Nature of Connections — an exhibition within the framework of the BUNA forum

    Friday, 24 May - Sunday, June 16  
    ReBonkers, Varna CenterOdesos, ul. "Baruten pogreb" 4, 9008 Varna, Bulgaria

    For the second year, a wave of contemporary visual art, music, and debates will splash the Varna Bay. And we will stand on the front line, let the waves get wet and try to see the interrelationship between contemporary expressiveness and the general human condition.

    BUNA is a metaphor for the intersection of the coast and the sea, as artistic expression is an attempt to stand up for oneself in the face of the complex human world. In search of the individual, as a constructive part of the community, we strive to create a polyphonic chorus with multiple starting points leading to the same goal.

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Thursday, 06 June
  • SALINE NEBULA

    Thursday, 06 June  21:45 - 22:45
    ReBonkers, Varna CenterOdesos, ul. "Baruten pogreb" 4, 9008 Varna, Bulgaria

    One of the oldest festivals in the Balkans - the Varna Summer theater festival - enters with a performance under the dome of the ReBonkers space on 06.06.2024

    → You will find the entire program and more information about the performances here!

    "Saline Nebula" is a movement performance that takes place in a complex sound and visual environment. He creates a picture of the birth and disappearance of a life form, of the transformation of the abstract into the concrete, of the invisible into the visible. The image is a continuation of the sound and the result of the matter - it is densified (densified) by it. Just as the title is a play on words and associations that give rise to different ideas, so a new world is built in the symbiosis between the individual elements in the performance. “…for every chaos creates its own cosmos.” (KG Jung)

    Stanislav Genadiev and Violeta Vitanova are leading names in contemporary dance and performance in Bulgaria. Both have ballet education, after which their professional path goes through participation in international projects in contemporary dance, Bulgarian theater and dance productions and creation of their own author's shows. Their joint creative work began in 2006, while Stanislav Genadiev danced in the Swiss company "Linga". Their first successful performance was "Imago" (2006) and then, for the first time, a dance production received the "Icarus" theater award for debut. Their performances have been presented at numerous festivals in Bulgaria and Europe. In addition to working as dance artists, Violeta Vitanova teaches at the National School of Dance Art in Sofia, and Stanislav Genadiev ranks among the interesting composers of electronic music and works on his own musical projects.


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Wednesday, June 19
  • Film program of the International Festival of Red Cross and Health Films

    Wednesday, June 19 - Friday, 21 June  

    More information to follow


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Build. ReBuild. ReBonkers.

Mix. ReMix. ReBonkers.

Think. ReThink. ReBonkers.

Play. RePlay. ReBonkers.

Action. ReAction. ReBonkers.

Make. ReMake. ReBonkers.

Search. ReSearch. ReBonkers.

Mind. ReMind. ReBonkers.

Contact us for bookings, partnerships or just to say »Hello«.
hello@rebonkers.com / +359 886 409 473

In the summer: 4 pm. — 8 pm. (or later)

♥ Art is resting on Mondays.

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