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Театърът в глобалния свят: човекът сред глобалното море от образи
Theatre in The Global World: the Man in the Global Sea of Images

Author(s): Kamelia Nikolova
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The article examines the question for the theatre and the global world – one of the topical issues in contemporary theatre studies. This question is actively commented today from different points of view as well as in different directions. Recently all its main aspects were summarized and concisely presented in the book “Theatre & Globalization” (2009) by the well-known english theoretician Dan Rebellato. The article is focused on only one manifestation of contem- porary performing arts. It investigates the insistent interest of the theatre to the theme about the global world as an endless sea of images in which the man of today wanders seeking for his changing identity. This theme echoes in many performances which are representative for the theatre development in the last five years and are staged by leading directors and companies in europe and the rest of the world and it reflects directly on their aesthetics. The text describes three of the main forms by which the stage expresses that theme. They are the visual theatre of energies, the visual reality theatre and the multimedia-performance which combines theatre and cinema. “Hey Girl” by Romeo Casttelucci (societas Raffaelo sanzio, 2006) and “Troilus and Cressida” by shakespeare, directed by Luk Perceval (Munchner Kammerspiele, 2008) are commented to clarify the first form, “Riesen- butzbach. A permanent colony” by Christoph Marthaler” (Wiener Fest- wochen, 2009) presents the second one and the third form is described trough the analysis of “Hotel Methu- selah” (2009) by the english theatre company “Imitating the dog” and “Antonioni project” (Toneelgroep Amsterdam, 2009) by Ivo van Hove and “T.e.O.R.e.M.A.T” by Grzegorz Jarzyna (2009, TR Warszawa, 2009).

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 3-7
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Bulgarian