Assoc. Prof. Ph.D.
Miroslav Tsvetanov

C.V. of Associate Professor Miroslav L. Tsvetanov, Ph.D.

Speciality: Actor –Small Puppet Theatre “SLON”
Prof. Scenery Maker-technologist – National Academy of Theatre and Cinema Art
Professor of technology of puppet theatre - National Academy of Theatre and Cinema Art
Professor of the Private School for Theatre and Cinema Art ‘Golden Key’
Managing director of the Small Puppet Theatre SLON - Sofia
President of Golden Key Foundation supporting arts for and by children

Education:
1984 - National Academy of Theatre and Cinema Art – Professor Atanas Ilkov’s class
Ph.D. in technology of puppet theatre (Sofia - National Academy of Theatre and Cinema Art, 2006).

Professional Experience:
1986 - Taught Technology and Stage design in the National Academy of Theatre and Cinema Art, Sofia
1988 – established the first private puppet theatre - Small Puppet Theatre SLON together with his colleague Roza Nikolova
- Art Director, Stage designer and Actor in the Small Puppet Theatre SLON, National Palace of Culture, Sofia

Actor:
1984 – works for public theatres and at the same time works as a director and stage designer.
1988 – has played more than 50 roles. More of them have been awarded by prestigious national and international festivals. The plays he has taken part in have been shown on the stages of almost all continents

Artist:
1984 - Stage design for “Sunbeam”
1985 - Stage design for “The Clown Loretti” - State Puppet Theatre - Shumen
1986 - Stage design for “Police Story” – work for the National Academy of Theatre and Cinema Art, Sofia
1986 - Puppet design for TV show “Domino” – national TV, together with Diliana Nikolova
1987 - Stage design and puppets for “Tales with Extra-time” - State Puppet Theatre – Blagoevgrad
1988 - Stage design and puppets for “Winnie-the-Pooh” - Small Puppet Theatre SLON
1990 - Stage design and puppets for “Puss-in-Boots” - Small Puppet Theatre SLON
1993 - Stage design for ”Happy Birthday” - Small Puppet Theatre SLON
1994 - Stage design for ”Valentino” – Vlinders & Co Theatre - Belgium
1994 - Stage design and puppets for ”Winter Tale” - Small Puppet Theatre SLON
1996 - Stage design ”The Swineherd” after Andersen - Small Puppet Theatre SLON
1998 - Stage design for ” When the Time Was a Child” after Kipling
2000 - Member of the Union of Bulgarian Artists – stage design section
2005 - Technological project and special effects for “The Bewitched Phaeton”, Small Puppet Theatre *SLON*
2007 - Making of the puppets for “The boy from the stars”, Puppet Theatre of Nis, Serbia
2008 - Constructions of the puppets and consultant technologist for “The little prince” - Puppet theatre of Nis, Serbia
2009 - Director (in cooperation with R. Nikolova) - “The Hippo and the Cat” - Small Puppet Theatre *SLON*
2009 - Making of the puppets for the “Invaluable stone” - Podgorica, Monte Negro
2010 - Scenography and constructions for “The six penguins” - Small Puppet Theatre *SLON*
2011 - Projects for the constructions and the mechanisms for “Christmas Screens” - mechanical, moving puppets for the Christmas interiors for Hell Expo – Tessaloniki, Greece.
Illustrator of children’s books and covers for audio and video recordings

At the moment he’s working on “The Decameron” - the latest Small Puppet Theatre SLON productions
Married to the actress Roza Nikolova. They have a son, Plamen – pianist and composer.

Creative Works
Include: Books, paintings, compositions, acting: Autumn Boredom, Picnic on the Battlefield; Who Is Angry?; In the Moonlight Room, Police Story; The Frogs; The Clown Loretti; Tales with Extra-time; Winnie-the-Pooh; Puss-in-Boots; The Swineherd; Valentino; Winter Tale; When the Time Was a Child; The Decameron ….

Honours include:
1988 Best Actor of the Year Award., Union of Bulgarian Actors
1989 Special prize for performance - ”Winnie-the-Pooh”, The 1st Survey of Youth, Sozopol
1989 Three Big Prizes of International. Festival PIF Zagreb
1988 Award for actor’s achievements for ”Winnie-the-Pooh” - Union of Bulgarian Actor
1989 Award of children’s jury of International. Festival PIF Zagreb
Award for original setting of a puppet performance for Winnie-the-Pooh - International. Festival PIF Zagreb
1990 opening of a congress of UEA – Cuba – ”Winnie-the-Pooh”
1991 award for performance, stage design and manipulation ”Puss-in-Boots” - International Puppet Theatre FIGUERO – Belgium. 1992- Nominated for Big Prize, International Puppet Theatre FIGEURO, Ghent, Belgium,
1993 award for stage design for ”Puss-in-Boots” – International Puppet Theatre Festival MUF Mexico
1997 award for stage design for ”Valentino” (Vlinders & Co Theatre, Belgium) - International. Festival PIF Zagreb
1999 for stage design for ”Valentino” (Vlinders & Co Theatre, Belgium) – International Puppet Theatre Festival, Prague
1999 award of children’s jury of International Puppet Theatre Festival ”Two are too few, three are too many”, Plovdiv for Puss-in-Boots
1999 award for original setting - International Puppet Theatre Festival ”Two are too few, three are too many”, Plovdiv for Puss-in-Boots
1999 certificate for excellent visualization of the creative process in the puppet theatre from the Conference of EU – History and Identity – Austria
2000 award for stage design, best performance and best male actor for Puss-in-Boots - International. Festival PIF Zagreb
2000 award for stage design in South Africa for ”Valentino” (Vlinders & Co Theatre, Belgium)
2009 - Award from “Cult-project” of “Golden Mask” with “The Bewitched Phaeton” of Small Puppet theatre *SLON* - one of the ten best titles in the world for 2009.

Memberships:
1979 union of the Bulgarian Actors
1985 International Association UNIМA
1990 President of Golden Key Foundation
2000 Member of the Union of Bulgarian Artists – stage design section

Teaching Experience:
Since 1990 – professor in the National Academy of Theatre and Cinema Art, Sofia

Area of Scientific:
Technology of the Puppet Theatre

Publications:
Publicism :
Author of series of articles in the periodical press, exploring the erotic in the puppet theatre in historical plan. His articles attract not only professionals but also the mass audience. Works on the problems of the technology of the puppet theatre.
1997 his first book – Alchemy of the Puppet Theatre
1999 his book translated in German and published by UNESCO – Austria
2006 second volume – The Magic Technologies
2012 Monograph “Watter puppet theatre – are there technological difficulties for it's development in other countries now-a-days?” - issued in the yearbook “50 years department of puppetry” of NATFA.

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