In 1995, for her choreographic and research work, Iliana began collaborating with Lyuben Dosev, a highly respected kaval player and composer.Until 2004, Iliana and Lyuben have taught dances and music together on many tours abroad.Their research has resulted in series of dance and music materials entitled “To the Bulgarian Folklore with Love”. It includes 11 music albums: IBLD 1 and 2 are audiotapes, IBLD 3 and 4 are kaval teaching audiotapes and IBLD 5,6,7,8,9,10 and 11 are CD’s.The recordings feature Lyuben’s musical arrangements and his kaval playing and Iliana’s singing. For each of the albums, Iliana and Lyuben created a book with music notation, dance descriptions and songs (with English translations).

These music and dance materials were researched at folk festivals in Koprivshtitsa National Folk Festival, Pirin pee, Rozhen pee, Dorkovo, Tsigov chark, Petrova niva folk festivals and many villages in Bulgaria.

Since 2004, when Iliana has started working as an Artistic director and Choreographer in Ensemble “Voivodints”, she has continued to record the music for her teaching work with her colleague Todor Yankov.

Since then, they have recorded the CD’s : IHB 12 – FIRE; IBTY 13 – MAGIC; IBTY 14 – DESTINY; IBTY 15 – SHARENIA; IBTY 16 – CHEERS!

News 2017

April 7
Iliana Bozhanova with Ensemble “Voivodintsi” will present the collection of authentic folk costumes of Vanya Velkova in the History Museum in Plovdiv

April 8
Saint Lazar’s day in Voivodinovo with Ensemble “Voivodintsi”

April 23
Film recordings in Folklore TV programme with Todor Yankov and Ensemble “Voivodintsi”

April 29, 30
Participation in Folk Festival “Zlatna gega” in the National Music High School in Kotel with the recreational groups “Voivodintsi”

May 2 – 10
Dance Seminar and tour in Bulgaria with “Hora Travel” from Holland and Todor Yankov

May 11 – 29
Teaching tour with Todor Yankov in Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong

June 3, 4
Iliana and Todor with Ensemble “Voivodintsi” are participating the Folk Festival “Oro se vie, tsarvuli se kinat” in Parvomai village, Petrich region – Pirin folk area

June 7 to 11
Iliana and Todor with Ensemble “Voivodintsi” are participating the International Folk Festival “Atlimanska ogarlitsa” in Kiten town – on the Black Sea coast

June 24, 25
Partisipation in the Folk Festival “Rahovche” in Gorna Oryahovitsa town with Ensemble “Voivodintsi”

July 1,2
Participation in the Festival of old city songs in Chepelare town – Rhodopi mnts. with the singers from Ensemble “Voivodintsi”

July 23 – 29
Iliana is the Dance coordinator of the “Folk Seminar Plovdiv” at the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts in Plovdiv

August 30 – September 13
Tour in Bulgaria with Todor Yankov and the group of Alexa Candrian

September 15 – 25
Teaching tour with Todor Yankov in United Kingdom

November 17 to 19
Dance weekend with Todor Yankov in Munich, Germany

December 14 to 18
Dance week in Switzerland with Todor Yankov

December 28 – January 1, 2018
Teaching with Todor Yankov at “Silvester Folk Seminar” of Petra Bergmann in Reimlingen, Germany

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