Odysseus

Odysseus




Theatre play
by Alexander Sekulov
Director: Diana Dobreva
Scenography and costumes: Mira Kalanova
Music: Petya Dimanova
Choreography: Deyan Georgiev
Photographer: Alexander Bogdan Thompson
Cast: Konstantin Elenkov, Stiliyan Zhelyazkov, Dobrin Dosev, Alexei Kozhuharov, Ivaylo Hristov, Simeon Alexiev, Ivana Papazova, Elena Kabasakalova, Margita Gosheva, Todor Derlianov, Radina Dumanyan, Troyan Gogov, Deyan Georgiev, Petar Dochev, Vasilena Vintchentzo, Kaloyan Trifonov, Dimitar Banchev, Venelin Metodiev, Georgi Bogdanov, Rumen Draganov, Maria Sotirova, Boryana Bratoeva, Patritzia Pyndeva
Just think about the scale of it: for the production to take stage, the Plovdiv Theater locks its doors and in January and February 2019 leaves a team of 250 people rehearsing inside peacefully.


However, this would hardly have meant much if the reviews that came to us were not as great - from the estimation that the premiere was at the world level through the colossal set design (to Mira Kalinova, who received an Askeer for her work on Debelyanov and the Angels and The Father) to the authentic instruments on which the musician Janis Pantazis of Santorini plays live, choreography and included digital multimedia. That is why we are waiting eagerly for Odysseus to dock in Sofia a year later, to also tell here about the mythological hero who, after the end of the Trojan War, returns to his native Ithaca and his Penelope. The story, of course, comes from the epic poem of Homer, but with the interpretation of Alexander Sekulov, which also includes poems by Kavafis, Seferis and Ivan Methodius. The text finally falls into the hands of Diana Dobreva, who always acts with a wide swing (remember Caligula at the National Theater), and this time turns the myth to the present - the traveler, the seeker and the person crossing borders is also the modern person.


 

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