Every year as a part of Balkan Youth Festival there is d stage for contemporary street art that I coordinate also as participate. This year we had few EVS volunteers interested in participation also as some local street artists and d kids from the city that on d end had opportunity all together to make one graffiti.
Besides d painting as part of d stage for contemporary street art there are d brake dancers. We design a special stage for them where they can compare there style of dancing also as gain some new tips and tricks. Proper music absolutely: Hip – Hop, R&B & some brake bits.
Regularly we make this event in d evening while before the start of d night concerts and there are crowds of people and tourists that are interested in that what we do and d whole atmosphere that we create in d front of hotel Sandanski in Sandanski is amazing and unique.
The brake dance groups were amazing, they were playin more then two hours and in that time Erika [Italy] done her amazing painting. Desi [Bulgaria] draw amazing eye on her wooden board, the Turkish & Polish girls made fantastic play with d colors and their ideas. Ina [Bulgaria] experiment with d materials and d techniques that she include in her work and Toni [Bulgaria] paint for this year stage for contemporary street arts some fashionable, stylish painting.
There were few more people including me that were participating and made creative energy during Balkan Youth Festival and as coordinator of this activity I can say that we’ve done pretty good job. Later, during d festival days we show our works on few places around d city and also use them as a part of d Eco- Happening that followed in d program.
We had one tattoo master that drawn to our bodies temporary tattoos also as few jugglers that animate d kids that were in the city park ally. We finished the paintings & we set them around the trees in the ally of the park. Different levels of light from the street lights was giving different perspective on the pictures that makes them more attractive.
The people that were going to the BYF – Concert had the opportunity to see the setting of the Night Street Exhibition.
It was good to learn how to work in team with the EVS volunteers on d festival. We bring d materials and build d whole stage together and after, when the activities were off and d people from Sandanski were preparing for d night concerts @ d Theater we collect all d things and clean d space.
..interesting for me was d group of 10 kids with BMX [bikes] that were with us during d whole time, from time to time asking if there are some colors or sprays that they can use. ..In d first one hour I was trying to convince them that they are pretty small to paint on this big boards but after a while I decide to give them d opportunity to learn more about d street art and to take active participation in our activity.
After I explain them shortly how can they use d sprays, they decide all together to write BYF [Balkan Youth Festival] and colored d letters together. I hope that this was good experience for them and that they will want to continue with d art in general and be my real participants in d next years.
.The Stage for Contemporary Street Arts was successfully covered by the media – most of the participants gave an interview and the process of their work was shot by the photographers of the BYF.