Once upon a time, far, far, from the people, beyond the cherry fields and deep into the forest, there was an old eerie manor. Behind the manor's walls there lived a group of unhappy children. Unhappy they were for they lacked what we all crave: love. Until, one day the most extraordinary thing happened...
Let's continue the fairy-tale together!
Let's continue the fairy-tale together!
Silvia Lulcheva - Host
Silvia Lulcheva is a Bulgarian actress known for her voice over roles in famous television series and films, аs well as her roles in bTV series Sofia Residents in Excess and the plays “Mercy for mom”, “Three sisters”, “Tartuffe” and “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland”. Silvia graduated Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, with a degree in acting from Stefan Danailov's class. In 1990’s she started dubbing films and television series. Her most popular character is Carrie Bradshaw in the HBO series Sex and the City , portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker. In 2004, Lulcheva won the Icarus award in the category "Golden Voice" for her work in the TV series Married with Children and Sex and the City. She’s also is a winner of Askeer Award for leading actress for her role in the play “Mercy for mom”.
HYPNOTIC Trio - string formation
HYPNOTIC trio - one of the most successful string formations in our country will once again open the Once Upon a Time Charity Ball. What brings Maria Noveva (violin), Marina Hinova (violoncello) and Bistra Koprinkova (viola) and unites them to this day is their desire to break free the music frames into a classic crossover style. In the repertoire of the girls are included emblematic works such as Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in a disco version from the 70s, the “Libertango” of the great master Astor Piazzolla, the Asturias (Leyenda) of the Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz, “Misirlou” from "Pulp Fiction" , "Ederlezi" and many others who make them desired performers of many cultural and corporate events in the country and abroad.
Yana Doynova - harpist
Yana Doynova will carry you over to the magic of a fairy tale instrument - the harp. The young harpist uses her instrument not only to create art, but also to connect with people and help them. Yana is engaged with music from an early childhood age and since 2014 she teaches children and adults. She also provides free lessons for children with disabilities, and believes that this is a way for them to cope with difficulties and to help them feel better. In her teaching activities, Yana has invested a lot of energy and creativity by applying her own innovative methods. For her, music is a validation of classical aesthetics, as well as a supreme mean of communication.
The story of Balkanski family’s involvement with circus art started 198 years ago, when Alexander Balkanski’s great-grandfather founded circus Guintini. 160 years later Academician Alexander Balkanski founded Balkanski Ensemble in Sofia, where the artists performed five tricks: acrobatics, persh, bicycle, kopf-trapeze. During the following years the Ensemble worked in Denmark, Switzerland, Greece and Italy, and from 1985 to 1999 in Germany.
In 2000 Academician Alexander Balkanski and his sons – Alexander and Nikolay founded Circus Balkanski – as we know it today. One of their greatest attractions is “The giant wheel of death”, performed by the“Silver clown” winners from the World circus festival in Monte Carlo – Velizara and Nikolai Balkanski, who are also holders of two Guinness records.
Musical program - Camino Band
Charity Auction and Raffle
Preslava Fentham-Fletcher - Auctioneer
Preslava Fentham-Fletcher is a professional Christies’ trained auctioneer and also the Director of the organization Action for Russia's Children (ARC). Every year ARC organizes a Charity Ball in Moscow and donates the proceeds from it to 14 Russian charities in support of disadvantaged children. Preslava has known The Cedar Foundation since 2014. She was the auctioneer of our Charity Ball last year and is traveling again from London to Sofia especially for the event.