1.”Don Juan” is a production that was awarded and included in the program of the International Classical Theater Festival in Almagro, Spain, in 1985. The festival is held annually to this day. “Don Juan” was also performed in Sofia at Hall 2 of the National Palace of Culture (NDK) and at the “Sulza i Smyah” Theater.
2.In 1991, the premiere of the production “King Lear” took place, featuring the special participation of the renowned Bulgarian actor Naum Shopov. It involved other prominent names in Bulgarian cinema and theater, such as Koina Ruseva, Vasil Mihaylov, and Ana Valchanova and ets.
3.”Bolero” was recognized for its direction and scenography. The production was staged in Hall 2 of the (NDK) and was also performed in Mexico, upon invitation from their Ministry of Culture.
4.The Jazz Festival of 1984 – The poster featuring Louis Armstrong was part of an exhibition showcasing the international jazz spectacle that took place at the National Palace of Culture (NDK).
5.Upon the invitation of the “Movement” theater, Giedrius Mackevičius stages the play “The Threshold of Vices” in Hall 2 of the (NDK). G. Mackevičius is a Russian and Lithuanian theater director. He was the founder of the Moscow Theater of Plastic Arts.
6. ”Theater from the time of NERO and SENECA” is a production at the “Movement” theater whit the special participation of the renowned Bulgarian actor Stoycho Mazgalov, who was also the former director of the “Sulza i Smyah” theater.
In 1987, a unique theater was formed, which existed for about 8 years. It was founded by Velo Goranov, a prominent mime and actor who was once compared to Marcel Marceau.The theater was initially intended to be a traveling one, hence its name “Dvizhenie” (Movement).
Its story begins in the garden next to Hotel Hemus, now known as City Center Sofia, where a large metal structure – a circus tent – was erected to serve as the theater’s stage.Alexander Mollov was invited by the theater’s director, Velo Goranov, to join the team as the artistic director. А.Mollov created the overall vision of the “Dvizhenie” theater, including the design of the logo, posters, costumes, programs for upcoming performances, and, last but not least, the set design.
These are drafts for some of the programs for upcoming performances that the theater had. The designs reflected the artistic vision and style of the “Movement” theater.
However, with the onset of the 1990s, turbulent democratic changes led Bulgaria to years of transition marked by fear, uncertainty, and instability. These years also put an end of the “Dvizhenie” theater. Despite the difficulties and challenges of the time, the productions staged at the “Dvizhenie” theater remained in history with numerous
awards, distinctions, and recognition from the audience.
Unfortunately, a large part of the set designs and costumes was not archived, and the posters shown here have been provided by actors and friends of the family. The photographic material has been lost, which is why some of the sets have been reconstructed from memory based on sketches and drawings.