понеделник, 21 декември 2015 г.

НАЧАЛО В КРАЯ НА ГОДИНАТА / A BEGINNING AT THE END OF THE YEAR

Звучи малко странно, но е така. В самия край на 2015-а в Русе бе поставено началото на Детска опера към Държавна опера - Русе с мюзикъла на Джеймс Лейси "Скрудж" по "Коледна песен" на Дикенз.

It sounds a bit strange, but it's true. Some days ago a Children's Opera was founded in Rousse with the premiere of the musical "Scrooge" by James Leisy after "Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.
We were so lucky with my husband to work like drama theatre pedagogues with the young talented singers - pupils aged 8 to 19! Our host was the State Opera -Rousse  with its stage, orchestra, ballet and vocal pedagogues!


Двамата със съпруга ми имахме невероятния шанс да работим като театрални педагози с младите певци - деца от ІІ-ри до ХІІ-ти клас.
Близо месец живяхме в приказна паралелна реалност, изпълнена с музика, закачки, смях и МНОГО труд - ежедневни репетиции на песните, танците и актьорските сцени...

Everyone worked VERY hard, but we had also lots of laugh and fun and shared many unforgettable moments!:DD




Какво невероятно пътешествие! Изумително преживяване! Изключително удоволствие!

What an amazing adventure! A real Christmas miracle!


Ето мигове от премиерата, уловени от фотографа Атанас Пеев. Гледам ги и се вълнувам отново и отново... Прекрасни деца! С красиви, одухотворени лица и вълшебни гласове.... Тази вечер е втората премиера!;)

Here are some moments from the premiere (taken by A.Peev) - hope you can feel the enthusiasm and involvement of the young singers/actors. How beautiful they are, aren't they?:) Oh, if you could hear them singing!... This evening is the second premiere!! 



















Диригент-постановчик е Ганчо Ганчев, който от много години ръководи единствената досега у нас Детско-юношеска опера във Варна. Вече си имаме и Русенска детска опера. Към какво ли ново приключение ще се отправи тя?

The conductor Gancho Ganchev has been leading since many years the Children's and Youth Opera in Varna - the only one in Bulgaria. We are thankful for his inspiration and for spreading the magic of opera art in Rousse as well!

четвъртък, 10 декември 2015 г.

TOY THEATRE



Съвсем кратък пост за едно неочаквано подаръче от Англия, което ме зарадва много в началото на тази година.
This is gonna be a very short post. About an unexpected gift brought from England some months ago.


Една малка кутийка, пълна с изненади...
I was so happy and totally enjoyed constructing the small paper stage and the tiny puppets!


Без лепило и без ножици - само сглобяваш и се радваш като дете!
I even took some pictures to hold the moment forever. But then forgot to share them with you...


За да запазя момента, направих тези снимки, но чак сега се сетих да ги споделя... Благодаря ти, Цвета!
So here they are! The paper theatre is in the box, waiting for the next moment to appear in front of someone's eyes!:)

P.S. Here's the site of this famous shop in London, where one can find marionettes, glove puppets and toy theatres...

вторник, 24 ноември 2015 г.

ЕДИН ИЗУМИТЕЛЕН БЪЛГАРСКИ ИЛЮСТРАТОР / ONE AMAZING BULGARIAN ILLUSTRATOR

Това е Ясен Гюзелев.
Нямам думи, с които да опиша възхищението си от невероятния му талант!

This is Yassen Gyuzelev (Iassen Ghiuselev). A famous contemporary Bulgarian illustrator, whose art is well-known abroad.
Words fail me to describe my fascination by his works!


Имах късмета да разгледам ретроспективната му изложба, докато репетирах миналата седмица във Варна, и то само дни преди закриването й!
Все още се чувствам вътрешно усмихната, удивена, изпълнена с възторг и респект.

Last week I had the great chance to see his retrospective exhibition in Varna, while being there to rehearse in the puppet theatre. I was much more impressed and deeply touched to see his magnificent illustrations "live"! I would like to share with you some of them, please, enjoy!


Цяло щастие бе да видя на живо оригиналите на "Алиса в Страната на чудесата" и "Алиса в огледалния свят"...

The originals of "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass"...







На "Пинокио"...

Of "Pinocchio" by Carlo Collodi...



И много други прекрасни илюстрации към класически произведения като "Големите надежди" и "Оливър Туист" на Дикенз, "Дон Кихот" на Сервантес, приказките на Оскар Уайлд, "Дама Пика" на Пушкин...

As well as many extraordinary illustrations - masterpieces! - of books from the world's classics such as Dickens's "Great Expectations" and "Oliver Twist", "Don Quixote", some of Oscar Wilde's fairy tales, "La Dama de Picas" by Pushkin, just to name a few.





 
Митът за Орфей... 

The myth of Orpheus...

Творбите на художника бяха подредени в три зали на Художествената галерия - множество скици и илюстрации, както и работи от годините, през които е учил в Художествената гимназия и Художествената Академия в София.
Ето още мъничко от тях... Повече може да видите тук.







А за почитателите на Ясен Гюзелев и за тези, които искат да научат повече за светоусещането му, начина му на работа, интересите и мечтите му - ето филм от поредицата "Умно село".

I hope you liked Yassen Gyuzelev's style and perfectionism!:)
You can find some of his books in Amazon! 

понеделник, 16 ноември 2015 г.

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MY SOUL SHOUTS...


author: Marta Gonzales


This is Isobel Bowdery, aged 22, a South African graduate, who survived the Bataclan Concert Hall massacre. She shared in Facebook her horrifying experience...:((

 “you never think it will happen to you. It was just a friday night at a rock show. the atmosphere was so happy and everyone was dancing and smiling. and then when the men came through the front entrance and began the shooting, we naiively believed it was all part of the show. It wasn't just a terrorist attack, it was a massacre. Dozens of people were shot right infront of me. Pools of blood filled the floor. Cries of grown men who held their girlfriends dead bodies pierced the small music venue. Futures demolished, families heartbroken. in an instant. Shocked and alone, I pretended to be dead for over an hour, lying among people who could see their loved ones motionless.. Holding my breath, trying to not move, not cry - not giving those men the fear they longed to see. I was incredibly lucky to survive. But so many didn't. The people who had been there for the exact same reasons as I - to have a fun friday night were innocent. This world is cruel. And acts like this are suppose to highlight the depravity of humans and the images of those men circuling us like vultures will haunt me for the rest of my life. The way they meticoulsy aimed at shot people around the standing area i was in the centre of without any consideration for human life. It didn't feel real. i expected any moment for someone to say it was just a nightmare. But being a survivor of this horror lets me able to shed light on the heroes. To the man who reassured me and put his life on line to try and cover my brain whilst i whimpered, to the couple whose last words of love kept me believing the good in the world, to the police who succeded in rescuing hundreds of people, to the complete strangers who picked me up from the road and consoled me during the 45 minutes I truly believed the boy i loved was dead, to the injured man who i had mistaken for him and then on my recognition that he was not Amaury, held me and told me everything was going to be fine despite being all alone and scared himself, to the woman who opened her doors to the survivors, to the friend who offered me shelter and went out to buy new clothes so i wouldnt have to wear this blood stained top, to all of you who have sent caring messages of support - you make me believe this world has the potential to be better. to never let this happen again. but most of this is to the 80 people who were murdered inside that venue, who weren't as lucky, who didnt get to wake up today and to all the pain that their friends and families are going through. I am so sorry. There's nothing that will fix the pain. I feel priviledged to be there for their last breaths. And truly beliving that I would join them, I promise that their last thoughts were not on the animals who caused all this. It was thinking of the people they loved. As i lay down in the blood of strangers and waiting for my bullet to end my mere 22 years, I envisioned every face that I have ever loved and whispered I love you. over and over again. reflecting on the highlights of my life. Wishing that those i love knew just how much, wishing that they knew that no matter what happened to me, to keep belieivng in the good in people. to not let those men win. Last night, the lives of many were forever changed and it is up to us to be better people. to live lives that the innocent victims of this tragedy dreamt about but sadly will now never be able to fulfil. RIP angels. You will never be forgotten.”

MY EYES CRY...



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MY HEART ACHES...

I am sure more than ever that we must keep on reading to our children fairy tales in which Good is stronger than Evil. Because they can be that inspiring, encouraging and motivating force that will help them make this world of ours a really good place for living with dignity and joy, for sharing love, for creating beauty...

... I suppose Tomorrow I will feel angry and courageous. But Today... Today I am upset and sad...