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Folk Dance Ensemble ROSNA KITKA - Bulgaria


 

Peter Grigorov

Associate professor,

Chief art director 

Peter Grigorov was born on 28 June 1936 in Sofia.

He was dancing in the Ensemble “Goze Delchev” Sofia and the dance group of the Center of Culture of the City Cooperative Union, where he is vice art director. 

From 1959 till 1961 he was solo dancer of Ensemble “Pirin” – Blagoevgrad. 

From 1962 till 1964 he established and headed the kid’s group in the House of Culture in Sofia. 

During the period 1961-1964 he was heading the group of The Union of Deaf people and won the prize of best group of this type in the world in 1964. He got also the special prize for best choreographer.

Since 1964 Peter Grigorov is chief art director of the group of the Youth Art Centre, which in 1970 took the name ROSNA KITKA. 

In the period 1970-1974 he worked as editor-choreographer in the Bulgarian National Television. 

In 1974 he started working in the Center for Art Creativity, where he was specialist in educational techniques, chief specialist and director till 1990.

 Peter Grigorov is author of 61 dances for kids and youths, part of which won first prizes at national and international competitions for chamber and kid’s dances. Among them are : "Na igra", "Nadsvirvane", "Martenichka", "Kapanska rucheniza", "Potomzi", "Rucheniza", "Shopcheta", "Koloezdachi", “Pastircheta”, “Dance with ropes”, “Bezgrizno detstvo”, “Druj se zemjo”, “Palavnizi”, “Rhythms from the Danube”, “Games and dances from Western part of Bulgaria”, “Haide na horoto”. 

His are also musical compositions for youths: “Krai cheshmata”, “Na Dunava”, “Megdansko Veselie”, “Zagorski tanz", “Bunch of Bulgarian folk dances”, “Kjustendilski motivi”, “Praznichna sjuita”.

Peter Grigorov was member of international dance jury in Szeged (Hungary), Amsterdam (Holland) and Pittsburg (USA), Lecturer in Bulgarian folk dances in Holland, USA, Cuba, Mexico and Slovenia.

He was head of the group “Dance art” at the Union of Bulgarian musicians and dancers. 

Since 1996 he is associate professor with the Varna Free University "Chernorizetz Hrabur”. 

He is author of the books “The dance is speaking” and “To spread the joy anywhere”. 

Peter Grigorov is holder of the order of Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius 1st and 2nd grade, The Prize of Sofia 1978, Order of Labor - gold, Order "1300 years Bulgaria", Gold Lyre Award of the Union of Bulgarian musicians and dancers.

 

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