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Деница Анчева: „Русенският балет и Асен Манолов. Подстъпи, формиране, развитие“
Denica Ancheva: “The Ballet of Ruse and Asen Manolov (First steps, formation, development)”

Author(s): Anelia Yaneva
Subject(s): Music
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: Denica Ancheva`s book “The Ballet of Ruse and Asen Manolov (First steps, formation, development)”, publication of the Institution of Art Studies to Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (S., 2011, 450pages), is valued contribution to the culture history of Ruse. The chronological frames of the dissertation cover a period of almost a century – from the end of the 60-es of the XІX-th century till the end of the 60-es of the XX-th century. The research starts with the appearance of the first dance parties in Ruse, traces the participation of dancers in amateur stage expressions and goes further to the formation of a professional ballet group. In detail the author investigates the times when on stage worked the choreographer Asen Manolov, whose independent ballet settings brought the ballet dancing in Ruse to a national level and placed it among the best provincial ballet groups. I believe that the purpose of the author to look for the basis of the ballet art in Ruse and to make popular its achievements will find a response among the audience of Ruse and will present with dignity the Ruse ballet in its 50-year history. The first independent ballet in Ruse – „The fairy of dolls” by Bayer – was performed on 7th March 1952. This performance marked the beginning of the professional ballet in Ruse. In 2012 the Ruse ballet is getting on for the 50-year anniversary of its existence.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 116-118
  • Page Count: 3
  • Language: Bulgarian