Small artistic revolution
The French tour of the National Theatre's production of Delhi Dance is a tremendous success
Penka Momchilova, BTA
20 January, 2018
The production with which Bulgarian director Galin Stoev took over the position of director of Theatre National de Toulouse has been described by the French media and critics as a small artistic revolution. The Delhi Dance tour of the National Theatre cast became an undeniable triumph with the very first shows before the French audience. The local media is effusive in its praise for the staging, the acting and the director's treatment of Ivan Vyrypaev's work, the National Theatre announced.
“The production is having great success! Everyone is talking about the theatre school of Eastern Europe and heaping praise over the actors. They are all rather impressed by the script, the staging, the theatrical scenery, the use of the TV screen and the director's treatment of the play,” says Galin Stoev.
Viewers in France are extremely impressed by the performance of actors Vladimir Karamazov, Radina Kardzhilova, Svetlana Yancheva, Radena Valkanova, Sofia Bobcheva and Elena Telbis.
“The Delhi Dance carries the kind of profoundness and compassion characterising the oppressed soul. This is a production in which director Galin Stoev examines themes like death, pain and love without unnecessary pathos and dares to show something quite different, challenging the public in France, where it would have been a low-hanging fruit to opt for a Moliere play, for example,” the website ramdam.com writes.
“Soon after being appointed as theatre director I had to make a decision on what I wanted to present to the French audience, and I was faced with two options - either put on a play that I had already done in France or Belgium or take on a completely new one. And I decided to take a chance, not to mention that I already had received an offer to do Delhi Dance from the National Theatre in Sofia - the place where my career started. I have always led a nomadic life, changing places, languages, countries, cultures and ways of thinking when creating theatre productions. This project is my way of showing that under my leadership Theatre National de Toulouse will strive to be a free environment for people in our industry and their projects,” Stoev notes.