I, Sisyphus

Cinematographer: Vesselin Hristov
Editor: Veselka Kuncheva

Cinematographer: Vesselin Hristov, Georgy Marinov, Stefan Vrachev
Editor: Veselka Kuncheva

Inspired by the work “The Myth of Sisyphus” by Albert Camus

Author and Director: Veselka Kuncheva

Puppets and Stage design: Marieta Golomehova

Original music: Hristo Namliev

Choreography: Maria Dimitrova

Light design: Theater “Azaryan” and Veselin Hristov

Voice over: Leonid Yovchev

Cast: Stoyan Doychev

“In “I, Sisyphus” we explore the journey of man’s eternal return to himself. Ever since Antiquity, philosophers have pondered the absurdity of human behavior. Whichever road one may take, whoever else one tries to become, whatever escape-routes one might venture, he always continues to return to himself. Human life is a repetition of one and the same action. Spiraling, same, predictable. And this constant action makes us meditate not on the meaning, but on the meaninglessness of human life.”

Veselka Kuncheva

Produced by Theater Company “Puppet’s Lab” with the support of Theater “Azaryan” and  Sofia Culture Program, Bulgaria, 2013

Duration: 60 min

Nominations and Awards:

Award for plastic personation of Sisyphus at the 1st International Puppet Festival “Crossroads”, Novosibirsk, Russia, 2019

Gran Prix for best performance at the International festival “Bgmot”, Bulgaria, 2014

Nomination “Ikar” of Union of Bulgarian Actors for best puppet performance, 2014 

Award for best original music at the 8th International Puppet  Festival for Adults “Pierot”, Bulgaria, 2013

Award for best stage design at the 8th International Puppet  Festival for Adults “Pierot”, Bulgaria, 2013

Award for best actor at the 8th International Puppet  Festival for Adults “Pierot”, Bulgaria, 2013 for Sisyphus to Hristo Takov

Award for experimental and new forms at the 8th International Puppet  Festival for Adults “Pierot”, Bulgaria, 2013

Award of the young critics at the 8th International Puppet  Festival for Adults “Pierot”, Bulgaria, 2013 for Sisyphus to Hristo Takov

Nomination for best performance at the International theater festival “Atelier”, Romania, 2016

Nomination for the award of the jury at the International theater festival “Atelier”, Romania, 2016

Nomination for best director at the International theater festival “Atelier”, Romania, 2016

Nomination for best stage design at the International theater festival “Atelier”, Romania, 2016

Nomination for best choreography at the International theater festival “Atelier”, Romania, 2016

Gran Prix for best performance at the International festival “Puppet is a human, too”, Poland, 2016

Award for best actor at the International puppet festival, Lleida, Spain, 2016 for Sisyphus to Stoyan Doychev

Participation in festivals:
International theatre festival “Varna Summer”, Varna, Bulgaria
International theatre monodrama festival, Gabrovo, Bulgaria
International puppet festival for adults “Pierrot”, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
International puppet festival “Three Are Too Many, Two – Not Enough”, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
International theatre monodrama festival “To the stars”, Varna, Bulgaria
International puppet festival “Recidives”, Dives- sur- Mer, France
International theatre festival, Konja, Turkey
International puppet festival, Lleida, Spain
International puppet festival, Seville, Spain
International puppet festival “UNIMA”, San Sebastian, Spain
International puppet festival, Magdeburg, Germany
International theatre festival “Atelier”, Baia Mare, Romania
International street and puppet festival “Puppet fair”, Sofia, Bulgaria
International puppetry festival “BTK fest”, Saint Petersburg, Russia
International puppet festival “Puppet is a human, too”, Warsaw, Poland
International puppet festival, Murcia, Spain
International theatre festival “Fadjr”, Tehran, Iran
International puppet festival, Saint-Brieuc, France
International puppet festival “Puppet Metamorphoses”, Białystok, Poland
International theatre festival “PUF”, Pula, Croatia
International puppet festival, Kwidzyn, Poland
International festival of puppet theatres “Dnipro Puppet Fest”, Dnipro, Ukraine
International theatre festival “UNIDRAM“, Potsdam, Germany
International puppet theatre festival, Minsk, Belarus
International theatre festival, Lodz, Poland
A puppet theatre festival in Stockholm ‘’Pop up Puppets”, Stockholm, Sweden
International puppet festival ‘’Micro Festival’’, Dordrecht, Netherlands
International puppet festival “Boze Wolf”, Aarschot, Belgium

International puppet and object theatre festival, Klaipeda, Lithuania

International Visual Theatre Festival “NuQ Treff”, Tallinn, Estonia

International Puppet Festival “Crossroads”, Novosibirsk, Russia

 

 

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Photos by Ivan Donchev, Gergana Damianova and other photographers from festival participations