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SPACE AS A REALM OF RESISTANCE

Author(s): Petar Denchev
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, History of Art
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The article focuses on the transformation of the aesthetic space in the oeuvres of directors Vili Tsankov, Leon Daniel and Metofi Andonov in collaboration with set designers Mihail Mihailov, Mladen Mladenov, Ivan Kirkov and Stefan Savov; the establishing of Socialist Realism in Bulgaria’s theatre, its discrediting as a conceptual and aesthetic platform and the quests of directing and scenography in the field of space in the 1950s–1960s, when the first post-war generations came in. Some of them studied in Bulgaria and trained in the Soviet Union, and others were sent to study as close to the ideas of Socialist Realism as possible. That is the reason why it is interesting to trace, where possible, the historical perspectives of their public and aesthetic stances. Unlike other elements of a performance, space was a possible field of experiments as both criticism and censorial mechanisms were almost entirely concentrated on the text and acting. In this context, Bulgarian scenographers and directors of that period, though facing the challenge to work in an ideologically dogmatic environment, which was entirely partisan bias, still had a chance to diverge and move in the direction of their pursuits.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 42-47
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Bulgarian