Welcome to ICONS! 

The Organization for Choreographers

A presentation by Vladimir Angelov of Dance ICONS with a reception to follow.

Date and Time: Thursday June 1 6:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Cowell Theater Lobby

General Admission: FREE with paid ticket to June 1 SFIAF Performance. 

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Vladimir Angelov is the founder of the International Consortium for Advancement in Choreography, a Washington DC based organization with a mission to hear from dance makers about their needs, goals and new ideas. The ICONS plan is to build an international networking association to advocate for the field. Bay Area choreographers are invited (along with their peers, interested parties and SFIAF audience members) to find out more about ICONS.


Vladimir Angelov graduated in 1986 from the National Ballet School in Sofia, in his native Bulgaria. Parallel with his dancing career, he was also a Philosophy major at the University of Sofia. After immigrating to the United States, he completed his masters in dance and choreography in 1996 at the American University in Washington, D.C.Mr. Angelov's early choreographies were shown at the New Choreographers on Pointe in New York City, Vienna TanzFest in Austria, Paris International Dance Festival, Japan Fall Festival in Kyoto, All Latin American Dance Festival in Puerto Ricco, among many others.

As a choreographer, Mr. Angelov has created original contemporary ballets for companies such as Atlanta Ballet, Arizona Ballet, Indianapolis Ballet, Richmond Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Washington Ballet, as well as Alberta Ballet in Canada, Ballet Manila in the Philippines, Tokyo City Ballet, and Nagoya Ballet Theater in Japan, the National Ballet of Mexico, and the legendary Mariinsky Ballet in St. Petersburg, Russia. Mr. Angelov has created dances for a dozen of opera productions directed by Placido Domingo with the Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center, and also has choreographed for diverse musical, theater, film, and television productions.

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