Realizations of the Dance Drama
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Реализации на танцовата драма „Нестинарка" като различни проекции на идентичност в националната ни музикално-сценична култура
Realizations of the Dance Drama "Nestinarka" as Various Projections of Identity in Our National Music-Stage Culture

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

Summary/Abstract: The article analyzes the dance drama “Nestinarka” (Fire-Dancer) from the point of view of identity of the fire-dancing ritual and its “reflections” - literary origin, libretto, music, choreography. The differences and the interpretations are followed: -in the libretto, which changes depending on whether the attention in centered upon the mysticism of the ritual, upon the fate of the main characters or upon the realistic description of the working week days and holidays; -in the correlation music-choreography, where in the staging of Maria Dirnova the musical rhythm is reflected while in the next pattern of Nina Kiradjieva the choreographic equivalent of music is sought; -in the dance expressiveness gravitating round the German free-expression dance and classical ballet; -in the emotional impact of choreography (on the background of the same music), leaving the viewer aesthetically satisfied, but to some extent distanced in the applied system of the classical dance, but shaken to the bottom of his/ her soul by the similar to a trance repetitiveness of the movements in the German free-expression dance. The aspiration to weave the uniqueness of the fire-dancing ritual into the plot of a dance drama, constructed according to the universal laws of theatre dramaturgy is the cultural basis upon which our national musical stage identity is built up in the dance drama “NESTINARKA” . In this aspect, its separate editions may be accepted as various projections of our national identity, and Demna should be interpreted as a national image.

  • Issue Year: 2003
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 124-145
  • Page Count: 22