Prof.
Slavcho Malenov

Curriculum Vitae

Professor Slavcho Malenov - Puppet Theater Director, Pedagogue

E- mail: malens@spnet.net

Education:
1978 – Graduated The National Academy of Thatre and Film Atrs,
NATFIZ "Kr. Sarafov”, 108 A, "Rakovski" Str., Sofia 1000, Bulgaria, under Prof. Nikolina Georgieva. Master degree of Puppet Theatre Directing.
1986 – Specialisation in Institute International de la Marionnette, 7. "Winston Churchill"
Pl., 08000 Charleville – Mezieres, France "Marionet, Music and Dance", under Andre Tahon.
1998 – Assoc. Professor in The National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts NATFIZ "Kr.
Sarafov".
2003 – Professor in The National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts NATFIZ "Kr.
Sarafov".

Professional Experience:

Employment:
1978/80 – Director at Puppet Theatre, Varna.
1980/86 – Director at Puppet Theatre, Plovdiv.
1980/81 – Assistant - National Academy of Theatre & Film Arts
1984/88 – Main assistant - National Academy of Theatre & Film Arts
1986/89 – Director at Central Puppet Theatre, Sofia.
1989/91 – Artistic Director of Central Puppet Theatre, Sofia.
1991/92 – Free-lance director.
1992/01 – Director at Teater ATELIE 313, Sofia.
1984/04 – Pedagogue - National Academy of Theatre & Film Arts.

Realized 95 stage productions for children and adults in Bulgaria and abroad.

Participation in many National and International Puppetry Festivals in:
Bulgaria, Greece, Yugoslavia, Croatia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Austria, Italia, Switzerland, Germany, France, USA, Canada, Cuba, Mexico, Tunis, India, North Korea, South Korea and Japan.

Dramatizations of over 20 different titles for children and adults, staged at the professional theaters in Bulgaria and abroad.

Publications in diary and special editions in Bulgaria and abroad.

Author of the Science Studies “The Manipulation and animation of the Stage Space”, “From Dramaturgy to the Marionette”, “The Stage Light Design”, “The Marionette” as well as the book of puppet theater directing “The Work M”.

Major awards:
1979 – Award of the National Review of Puppetry
1980 – Award of the Center for Literature and Arts for Children and Young Audiences.
1981 – Annual award of the Union of Bulgarian Actors.
1981 – Award of the Center for Literature and Arts for Children and Young Audiences.
1981 – Grand Prix of the "Golden Dolphin" International Festival, Varna, Bulgaria.
1981 – Recipient of the order "Cyril and Methodius"
1981 – Recipient of the medal "1300 Years Bulgaria"
1982 – Award of the Center for Literature and Arts for Children and Young Audiences.
1984 – 2nd award of the "Golden Dolphin" International Festival, Varna, Bulgaria.
1984 – Award of the Center for Literature and Arts for Children and Young Audiences.
1984 - Award of the town of Stara Zagora.
1988 – 1st award of the "Golden Dolphin" International Festival, Varna, Bulgaria.
1989 - Grand Prix "Maestro Roberto Lago" International Festival "Ollin Yoliztli", Mexico-city.
1989 - Award for Best Foreign Production of the Union of Mexican Critics.
1993 – 2nd award of the "Golden Dolphin" International Festival, Varna, Bulgaria.
1996 – Award for music of the "Golden Dolphin" International Festival, Varna, Bulgaria.
1998 – Award of the Holland jury, “Two are too few, three are too much” International Festival, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
1999 – 2nd Award of the International Puppetry Festival, Prague, Czech Republic.
1999 – Grand Prix of the "Golden Dolphin" International Festival, Varna, Bulgaria.
1999 – The “Best Show for Children” of the International Festival of Tolosa, Spain.
2000 – Award of the International Festival, Subotica, Yugoslavia
2000 – Award of the “Pierot’2000” International Festival, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria.
2000 – 2nd Award of the “Two are too few, three are too much” International
Festival, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
2001 – Award for the best show and for acting of the 18th Review of the Croatian Puppetry, Osiek, Croatia.
2001 – Award of the PIF International Puppetry Festival, Zagreb, Croatia.
2001 – Award of the Children’s jury “25 Golden Stars” International Puppetry Festival in Maribor, Slovenia.
2001 – Award of the International Festival “Theater in Suitcase”, Lomza, Poland.
2001 – Award for the “Best Show” of the City Hall of Lomza, Poland.
2001 –“ The Grand Prix” and awards for Directing, Music, Set Design and Acting of the 3rd Internationa Puppetry Festival in Kragujevac, Yugoslavia.
2001 – Award for the “Best Puppet” of the Children’s jury of the 3rd Internationa
Puppetry Festival in Kragujevac, Yugoslavia.
2002 – Award for directing Ist International Festival of the Children’s Theaters –Banja Luka, R.S. Bosnia and Herzegovina
2002 – Award for directing of the "Golden Dolphin" International Festival, Varna,
Bulgaria.
2004 – Awards for for Directing, Music, Set Design and Acting of the
Internationa Puppetry Festival in Kragujevac, Serbia and Montenegro.
2005 – Grand Prix of the "Golden Dolphin" International Festival, Varna, Bulgaria.
2006 –“Ikar”, Award of the Union of Bulgarian Actors.
2007 – Award for Best Interpretation “Two are too few, three are too much” International Festival, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
2007 – Award for Best Performance of International festival in Kotor, Montenegro, for the performance “Pinochio..
2007 – Award for acting „International puppet festival Subotica, Serebia for „Baron
Munhausen“.
2007 – Award for Stage Design and an other one for best puppets of International festival in Kotor, Montenegro, for the performance “Pinochio”.
2007 – Award for directing Ist International Festival of the Children’s Theaters – Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina for „Baron Munhausen“.
2007 – Grand Prix of the International Festival in Serbian Sarajevo, Bosnia and
Herzegovina to show "Pinocchio"
2008 – Award of the Minister of Culture of Bulgaria on the occasion of May 24th, sign and diploma of honor.
2008 – Best stage adaptation of the text of the International Puppet Festival "Golden Dolphin" for show "Baron Munhausen".
2008 – Two awards for acting and directing prize at the International Children's Theatre Festival in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina to show "Tale for the Singing Tree" in Varna State Puppet Theatre.
2009 – Best adaptation of the text Croatian oral folk tale "Mala Villa "of puppet drama festival" Mali Marulich in the town of Split, Croatia.
2009 – Achievement Award for acting actress Aline Moytsa in Mala Villa "of puppet
drama festival" Marulich Mali in the town of Split, Croatia.
2009 – Best scenography PIF the International Festival in Zagreb, Croatia "Mala villa in Gradsko kazaliste lutaka, Split, Croatia.
2009 – Best artistic lighting PIF International Festival in Zagreb, Croatia "Mala villa in Gradsko kazaliste lutaka, Split, Croatia.
2009 – Best director of the International Festival "Two are too few, three are too many – Plovdiv to show "The Little Samovila” in DKT Stara Zagora.
2009 – Best actor of the International Festival "Two are too few, three are too many "- Plovdiv, to show" The Little Samovila" Puppet Theatre in Stara Zagora.
2009 – Six awards to 17th Children and Puppet Theaters festival in Bosnia and
Herzegovina (2 actors to set design, kostyumografiya, puppets and the best overallperformance) for the show "Flint and Steel” in Pozoriste lutaka Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2010 – Grand Prix of Lutfest 2010 – Sarajevo, for the performance "Flint and Steel” in Pozoriste lutaka Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Using languages:
Bulgarian, Russian, English, Serbian, Croatian.

Membership:
1978 – Member of the Union of Bulgarian Actors
1978 – Member of UNIMA (Union Internationale de la Marionnette)
1988 – 1996 Member of the Executive Commettee of UNIMA International.
1988 – 2001 The Council Member UNIMA of UNIMA International
1988 – 2004 Prezident of the Bulgarian UNIMA Centre

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