I, Sisyphus

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

 

 

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“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

 

 

Photos by

 

Ivan Donchev, Gergana Damianova and other photographers from festival
participations

Author and Director

 

Veselka Kuncheva

 

 

Stage Design and Puppets:

 

Marieta Golomehova

 

 

Original music:

 

Hristo Namliev

 

 

Choreography

 

Maria Dimitrova

 

 

Light design

 

Veselin Hristov

 

 

Voice over

 

Leonid Yovchev

 

Cast

 

Hristo Takov / Stoyan Doychev / Stefan Dodurov

Nominations and Awards:

 

Award for body expression and animation International Puppet Festival – Timisoara, Romania, 2019.

 

Award for body expression and animation International Puppet Festival – Timisoara, Romania, 2019.

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


 

Puppet Festival “Colourful Cock” – Pleven, Bulgaria

 

International Festival “Euromarionete” – Arad, Romania


 

International Puppet Festival – Timisoara, Romania

 

International Shadow and Puppet Art Festival – Beijing, China


 

International Theatre Festival “Hände Hoch” – Cottbus, Germany

 

International Puppet Festival “WEITBLICK” – Brunswick, Germany

 

International Theatre Festival “Festival of Wonder” – Silkeborg, Denmark

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