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IVAYLO ALEXANDROFF, PhD - Curriculum Vitae


Ivaylo Alexandroff

 

01 Personal Record

Name: Ivaylo Alexandroff, Location: Sofia, Bulgaria, Web: laokoontango.com

Member of The International Association for Semiotic Studies (IASS-AIS)

Member of The International Federation for Theatre Research (FIRT-IFTR)
 
02 Professional/Work Experience | Employment
2006/currently New Bulgarian University, Sofia
Position: Lecturer

2003/currently Professional Argentine Tango occupations – choreographer, performer, instructor
Founder of “LAOKOONTANGO” Dance Studio (www.laokoontango.com)
 
Currently Free-lance theatre director, researcher & theoretician, choreographer & performer
 
1997/2014 “Söke Bulgaria” Ltd.
Position: Commercial director
 
1996/1997 “Sofia” Theatre
Position: Repertory director and drama specialist
 
1995/1996 Advertising agency “Gladios”
Position: Advertising manager
 
1994/1995 Advertising agency “Interline”
Position: Advertising manager
 
1993/2000 “Theatre Magazine”, Bulgaria
Position: Free-lance dramatic critic and contributor
 
1987/1989 Military Service
Position: Artilleryman, Commander – 2S1 “Gvozdika” (122-mm SPH)
Rank: Sergeant
 
03 Education
New Bulgarian University, Sofia (2009-2015)
South-East European Center for Semiotic Studies
Subject: Semiotics, degree: Ph. D.
Scholarship: “HESP”
Doctoral thesis: “The Theatrical Performance in a Semiotic Perspective”
 
Theatre Academy of Finland, Helsinki (2005-2008)
Subject: Semiotics of theatre, position: Ph.D. Student
Participant and lector in semiotic seminars – University of Helsinki
Doctoral scholarship: Government of Finland Scholarship (CIMO)
Scientific scholarship: Niilo Hilander Foundation Researching Grant
 
National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, Sofia (1996-1999)
Subject: Directing for drama theatre, degree: M. A.
Diploma work in “Theatre directing” and professional debut (2000) – “Fragment of the full moon” – author’s project based on the plays, short stories and letters by Anton Pavlovitch Chekhov (Drama theatre “K. Velichkov”, Pazardjik)
 
National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, Sofia (1991-1996)
Subject: Theatre art, degree: M. A.
Academy scholarship
Diploma work: “Metaphysics in the pure form” (philosophical and aesthetical aspects in the theatrical concept of Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz - Witkacy)
 
National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, Sofia (1990)
Subject: Acting for drama theatre
 
South-West University, Blagoevgrad (1989)
Subject: Defectology
 
Mathematical school, Blagoevgrad (1983-1987)
 
 
04 Use of Speech
 
English: fluent
Russian: fluent
Italian: basic level
Spanish: basic level
Bulgarian: native
 
 
05 Publications


Books

2015 Peter Lang - International Academic Publishers
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien

ISBN: 978-3-631-66684-5 (Softcover)
ISBN: 978-3-653-06164-2 (eBook)


"Architectonics of theatricality: Theatre performance in semiotic perspective" - Monograph, English Edition


2015 Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Institute of Art Studies, Sofia, ISSN: 1313-2342
"Art Studies Readings 2013", volume; collective

2013 New Bulgarian University Press, Sofia, ISBN: 978-954-535-786-2
"Semiotic Strategies" - collection; collective


2012 Publishing house "Prosveta",Sofia, ISBN: 978-954-01-2696-8
 
 
2009 Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Institute of Art Studies, Sofia, ISSN: 1313-2342
"Art Studies Readings 2009", volume; collective
 
2004 New Bulgarian University Publishing House, Sofia, ISBN: 954-535-407-0
"Culture and text", EFSS - volume X; collective

Theoretical Publications

2017 New Semiotics – Between Tradition and Innovation. Proceedings of the 12th World Congress of the International Association for Semiotic Studies (IASS/AIS), Sofia: New Bulgarian University. NBU Publishing House & IASS Publications. ISBN: 978-954-535-943-9, ISSN: 2414-6862; DOI: 10.24308/iass-2014-135. pp. 1249-1257.
“Theatrical performativity and Stage Signification – The Performance as a Theatrical Text”

2015 Art Studies Readings 2013, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences – Institute of Art Studies, Sofia, ISSN: 1313-2342, pp. 39-46.
“Semantics of Transformation - The Stage Figure within the Context of Performance”

2015 Southern Semiotic Review - Issue 5 (1), Sydney, Australia, pp. 141-150.
“Archetypal Reflection of Mise-en-Scène – The Signifying Nature of the Theatrical Performance as a Process of Communication and Representation”

2013
Semiotic Strategies. Sofia: New Bulgarian University Press, ISBN: 978-954-535-786-2, pp. 137-147.
“The Performance as a Theatrical Text - Morphology of Stage Signification”

2012 Culture of communication/Communication of culture – Comunicación de la cultura/Cultura de la comunicación, Universidade de Coruña, Spain, ISBN: 978-84-9749-522-6, pp. 211-220.
“Theatrical performance in a semiotic perspective”

2009 Art Studies Readings 2009, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences – Institute of Art Studies, Sofia, ISSN: 1313-2342, pp. 22-28, p. 364.
“Мise-en-scéne - The Representative Convention of Performance”

2008 “Nanjing International Symposium on Cultural Semiotics and 8th Annual Conference of China Association for Linguistic and Semiotic Studies” – Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China
“Insatiability of the Form – Semiotic Approaches over Witkacy’s Theatrical Metaphysics” and „The Theatre Illusion as an alternative semiosis – semiotic perspectives of the theatrical discourse”
 
2007 “Semio - Istanbul 2007”, vol. II, University of Culture, Istanbul, pp. 683-693.
“Theatricality, Illusions, Lies – Semiotic Articulations of the Theatrical Visualisation”
 
2007 “IASS-AIS 9th World Congress of Semiotics – 11-17 June Helsinki – Imatra, Finland – Communication: Understanding – Misunderstanding”, International Semiotic Institute, Helsinki/Imatra, pp. 39-40.
“Theatricality, illusions, lies – semiotic articulations of the theatrical communication” and „Semiotics and Metaphysics – the Pure Form and the Witkacy’s Theatrical Understanding”
 
2004 EFSS – “Culture and Text”, v. X, ISBN: 954-535-407-0, pp. 258-277.
“Theatricality and Semioticality. Ornaments concerning one generative theory of the theatre sign”

2004 EFSS – “Culture and Text”, v. X, ISBN: 954-535-407-0, pp. 278-285.
“Jacques Derrida – Antonin Artaud. The excessive economy of difference or the suggest word of the alienation. The Theater of Cruelty and the radical cleanness in the turn out of the God”
 
2004 EFSS – “Culture and Text”, v. X, ISBN: 954-535-407-0, pp. 286-301.
“The theatricality as a lie presenting. The phenomenology of the “playing of lies”. Constituting of the theatre lie in the aesthetics of the play”
 
1999 Theatre Magazine, no. 7&8, pp. 12-14.
“Witkiewicz-Witkacy. Metaphysics of the Pure form III”
 
1999 Theatre Magazine, no. 5&6, pp. 7-8.
“Witkiewicz-Witkacy. Metaphysics of the Pure form II”
 
1999 Theatre Magazine, no. 1&2, pp. 32-35.
“Witkiewicz-Witkacy. Metaphysics of the Pure form I”
 
 
Critical Reviews

1996 Theatre Magazine, no. 1&2, pp. 21-23.
“Back to the eternity” – “Nirvana” by K. Iliev in The National Theatre
 
1995 Bulgarian narrator’s newspaper, December 5-11, no. 49, p. 11.
“Naive, too naive” – “Artificers” by R. Stoyanov in “199” Theatre

1995 Bulgarian narrator’s newspaper, December 5-11, no. 49, p. 11.
“Between the dark and the light” – “Dampness”, “Scena Plastica” Theatre, Lublin, Poland

1995 Bulgarian narrator’s newspaper, June 13-19, no. 24, p. 11.
“Student’s attempt with blood and ‘Johnnie Walker’” – ‘Macbeth’ by W. Shakespeare in ‘Theatre off the Channel’, Sofia

1995 Theatre Magazine, no. 1&2, pp. 41-42.
“Tree trials over the “heretic” Dobchev”
 
1994 Theatre Magazine, no. 11&12, p. 15.
“In the looking for on the measure” – “The night of the tribades” by Per Olov Enkvist in Youth Theatre
 
1994 Theatre Magazine, no. 5&6, pp. 10-11.
“Apology of the lonely scarecrow” – “Uncle Vanya” by A. P. Chekhov in “Sfumato” Theatre, Sofia
 
1993 Theatre Magazine, no. 10&11&12, p. 14.
“By, based on, at, for, with…” - “Don Juan” by Moliere in Youth Theatre, Sofia
 
1993 Theatre Magazine, no. 10&11&12, pp. 25-26.
“Avegnion’93: Impressions by the theatrical fiesta”
 
1993 Theatre Magazine, no. 5&6, pp. 13-14.
“The tempest of the being or the metaphysics of the dream-life” – “The Tempest” by W. Shakespeare in The National Theatre, Sofia
 
1993 Theatre Magazine, no. 1&2, p. 19.
“The life’s love letters” – “Love letters” by A. R. Gurney in “199” Theatre, Sofia
 

06 List of the most important theory-practicing seminars and congresses

2014 (September 16-20) 12th World Congress of IASS/AIS: “New Semiotics: Between tradition and Innovation” – Sofia, Bulgaria
IASS/AIS - International Association of Semiotic Studies
Theme: “Theatrical performativity and Stage Signification – The Performance as a Theatrical Text” – lecturer

2013 (May 13-17) Art Studies Readings '2013 - Ministry of Culture – Sofia, Bulgaria
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences – Institute of Art Studies
Theme: “Semantics of Transformation - The Stage Figure within the Context of Performance” – lecturer

2009 (September 22-26) 10th World Congress of IASS – “Culture of Communication, Communication of Culture“– A Coruña, Spain
IASS/AIS - International Association of Semiotic Studies
Theme: “Theatre Performance as a semiotic system” – lecturer

2009 (May 7-10) Art Studies Readings '2009 - Ministry of Culture – Sofia, Bulgaria
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences – Institute of Art Studies
Theme: “Мise-en-scéne - The Representative Convention of Performance” – lecturer

2008 (November 15-17) Nanjing International Symposium on Cultural Semiotics – Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China
IASS/AIS – International Association for semiotic Studies, Jiangsu Association of Philosophy and Social Scienses, Chinese Society of Languages and Semiotics
Themes: “Insatiability of the Form – Semiotic Approaches over Witkacy’s Theatrical Metaphysics” and “The theatre illusion as an alternative semiosis - semiotic perspectives of the theatrical discourse” – lecturer
 
2007 (June 11-17) 9th World Congress of IASS – University of Helsinki, Helsinki/International Semiotics Institute – Imatra, Finland
International Association of Semiotic Studies/AIS: “Communication: Understanding/Misunderstanding”
Themes: “Theatricality, illusions, lies – semiotic articulations of the theatrical understanding” and “Semiotic and Metaphysics of the Pure Form. An extreme theatrical “post-modernity” of Witkacy” – lecturer
 
2007 (May-June 29-2) 8th Conference: “Cultures of visuality” – Istanbul Cultural University
AISV – IAVS – International Association of Visual Semiotics – Istanbul, Turkey
Theme: “Theatricality, illusions, lie – semiotic articulations of the theatrical visualization” – lecturer
 
2006 (September 11-20) 12th International Early Fall School of Semiotics “Semiotics and Imagery” – Sozopol, Bulgaria
South-East European Center for Semiotic Studies at New Bulgarian University – Sofia, Bulgaria
Theme: “Semiotics and Metaphysics - The Pure Form and The Witkacy's Theatrical Discourse” – lecturer and leader of the round table over the Theatre Semiotics Theory-practicing seminar: “The dance as a socio-semiotics of the communication – introduction in the aesthetics of Tango Argentino” – lecturer and instructor
 
2006 (August 7-12) 15th World Congress – Helsinki, Finland
IFTR – International Federation for Theatre Research – section “Kay McDonnell new scholars’ forum”
Theme: “Metaphysics of the Pure Form. An extreme theatrical “post-modernity” of Witkacy” – lecturer and leading
 
2006 (May 19-23) The South-East European Centre for Semiotic Studies at New Bulgarian University – Sofia, Bulgaria
1st International Spring School of Semiotics “The Speech and Bulgarian Mode of Speaking” with conference “Phatic Function of Language” – lector and leading
 
2005-2006 University of Helsinki – Helsinki, Finland
Theory-practicing seminars: “General Semiotics” and “Musical Semiotics” – series of lectures over the General Semiotics and Semiotics of Theatre – lecturer and leading
 
2005 (September-December) Theatre Academy – Helsinki, Finland
Series of lectures and seminars over the theoretical concepts and the theatrical views of Stanislav Ignacy Witkiewicz – Witkacy – lecturer and leading.
 
2005 (September-December) Theatre Academy – Tampere, Finland
Theory-practicing seminar over the Polish Theatre.
Theme: “Constituting the intellectual. The metaphysical revolt or pure form as phenomenology of aesthetical remonstrance” – semiotic aspects in the theoretical and theatrical views of Stanislav Ignacy Witkiewicz - Witkacy – lecturer and leading
 
2005 (June 7-14) International Congress of Semiotics – Imatra, Finland
ISI – International Semiotic Institute and IASS – International Association for Semiotic Studies
Theme: “The polyphonical structure of theatre performance as a semiotic sign system. Phenomenological, Hermeneutical and Semantical aspects of a theatre sign” – lecturer and leading
 
2005 (January) South-East European Center for Semiotic Studies at NBU – Sofia, Bulgaria
Seminar: “General semiotics. Theory and practice”
Theme: “Jacques Derrida – Antonin Artaud. The excessive economy of difference or the suggest word of the alienation. The Theater of Cruelty and the radical cleanness in the turn out of the God.” – lecturer and leading
 
2004 South-East European Center for Semiotic Studies at NBU – Sofia, Bulgaria
Seminar: “General semiotics. Theory and practice”
Theme: “The theatricality as a lie presenting. The phenomenology of the “playing of lies. Constituting of the theatre lie in the aesthetics of the play.” – lecturer and leading
 
2004 South-East European Center for Semiotic Studies at NBU – Sofia, Bulgaria
Seminar: “General semiotics. Theory and practice”
Theme: “Theatricality and Semioticality. Ornaments concerning one generative theory of the theatre sign.” – lecturer and leading
 
 
07 List of the most important theatre performances

2016 “My Wife's Name is Maurice” by Raffy Shart – director of the choreography
Melpomena Theatre/Drama Theatre “Konstantin Velichkov” - Sofia, Bulgaria

2011 “Man who pays” by Iv Jamiak – director of the choreography
National Theatre “Ivan Vazov” – Sofia, Bulgaria
 
2010 “Characters” by Kamen Donev – director of the choreography
“Aleko Konstantinov” Satirical Theatre – Sofia, Bulgaria
 
2008 “Let’s doing sex“ by Vladimir Krasnogorov – director of the choreography
Drama Theatre “Konstantin Velichkov” – Pazardjik, Bulgaria
 
2007 “The Tempest“ by William Shakespeare – director of the choreography
Drama Theatre “Konstantin Velichkov” – Pazardjik, Bulgaria
 
2003-2004 “The ten minutes of Herr Woyzeck” based on the play “Woyzeck” by Georg Bühner – director
Co-production between “Laokoon Entertainment” Ltd. and Drama Theatre “Konstantin Velichkov” – Pazardjik, with an exceptional financial support by “Soros Center for the Cultural Policy” – Sofia, Pro-Helvetia Foundation – Switzerland, Swiss Cultural Program in Bulgaria and Goethe-Institute – Sofia, Bulgaria
 
2000 “Happy days” by Rada Moskova – director
Drama Theatre “Sava Ognianov” whit the exceptional financial support by the National Center for Theatre towards the Ministry of Culture in Republic of Bulgaria
Participation in the main program at the International Festival of the Dance Theatre – Russe ’00 – Russe, Bulgaria
 
1999-2000 “Fragments from a full moon” based on the plays “Ivanov” and “Platonov”, short stories and letters by Anton Pavlovitch Chekhov - diploma work in “Theatre Directing” and first professional debut performance
Co- production between “Laokoon Entertainment” Ltd. and Drama Theatre “Konstantin Velichkov” – Pazardjik, Bulgaria, with an exceptional financial support by “Soros Center for the Cultural Policy” – Sofia
Participation in the main program at the Festival of the Chamber Theatres and Forms – Vratza’00 – Vratza, Bulgaria
 
1994 “The Mad man and the Nun” by Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz – Witkacy – director (experimental work)
National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts “Krystio Sarafov” – Sofia, Bulgaria
 
1993 “Deer Kingdom” based on the play by classical Bulgarian writer Georgi Raichev – co-author, co-director, participant (experimental work)
National Palace of Culture – Sofia, Bulgaria
Participation at the International theatre festival – Avegnion ’93, France
 

08 Video Projects
 
2013 "Libertango" by Astor Piazzolla, performed by Vesko Pantaleev-Eschkenazy (violin) & Adriana Nikolova - Pechenkata (beatbox), Dream Team Productions
Director of the choreography and performer (LAOKOONTANGO's Project)
 
2010 "Ana's Kiss” by Kalin Veliov & Nina Nikolina, MTel
Director of the choreography and performer (LAOKOONTANGO's Project)
 
2008 "Sing" by Bob Worren, Indiepaint/Vitality Music
Director of the choreography and performer (LAOKOONTANGO's Project)
 

09 Film Projects
 
2010 "J'étais à Nüremberg" – André Chandelle's Movie, TV France 2 / NATIVE - France / SOFILM – Bulgaria
 
2010 LAOKOONTANGO & Atelier – Documentary, Alma Mater TV & Bulgarian National TV

 
10 Other Activities
 
2010 The Night of Tango Argentino: opening a photo-exhibition, lecture, movie, milonga - University Theater, New Bulgarian University – Sofia, Bulgaria
Event organizer and lecturer.

2008 (December 11) International day of Argentine Tango in New Bulgarian University (Dia del Tango) with the kind co-operation of Embassy of the Argentine Republic in Bulgaria – New Bulgarian University – Sofia, Bulgaria
Event organizer.

2008 (September-October 26-2) “World TreX-Games Tango Championship” – Busan, South Korea (“The 4th Busan TAFISA World Sport for All Games”)
Official participant in Argentine Tango stage competition.
 
2001 First draft: Transmuting of “Sugar Factory” - the first industrial factory in Bulgaria from the end of XIX century - as a “National Center of Modern Arts” - Founder
The project has been supported from the Mayor of Sofia.
Cause of an administrative and juridical reasons the project is still not realized.
 
 
11 Critical reviews concerned the theatre performances
 
2004 Theatre Magazine, no. 7&9
“Interpretative strolls round one Open work” (“The ten minutes of Herr Woyzeck”) – Kristian Bankov
 
2004 (March 24-30) Literaturen vestnik, no. 12
“The visions of Herr Woyzeck” (“The ten minutes of Herr Woyzeck”) – Kristina Boneva
 
2000 BNT, Chanal 1 – Morning programme
“Fragments of a full moon” – Interview and presentation
 
2000 BNT, Chanal 1 – Krugove (Circles)
“Fragments of a full moon” – Interview and presentation
 
2000 (April 19-25) Literaturen vestnik, no. 15
“Pass, pass, Passo doble” (“Fragments from a full moon”) – Iveta Alexandrova
 
1999 (November 10) Zname, no. 219 – Pazardzhik
“Fragments of a full moon” – Dima Boicheva
 
 
12 LAOKOONTANGO in media
 
Printed editions
 
2012 VSICHKO ZA JENATA Magazine, no. 291
“Tango teaches trust” – article; journalist: Rumiana Smilkova
 
2007 TEMA Magazine, year VII/no. 50
“Photo-week” – photo reporting; photographer: Peter Ganev
 
2007 JUNARL ZA JENATA Magazine, no. 49
“Tango – philosophy of life” - article
 
2007 GRAZIA Magazine – Bulgarian edition, no. 36
“Shall We Dance” - article
 
2007 PLAYBOY Magazine – Bulgarian edition, no. 59
“Let’s Tango” – article
 
2007 PLAYBOY Magazine – Bulgarian edition, no. 58
“PLAYCARS show photo-session” – photo reporting
 
2007 MAXIMUM Magazine – Bulgarian edition (January-February)
“Tango for two” – article; journalist: Nadejda Petrova
 
2006 HIGHFLIGHTS Magazine, no. 10
“LAOKOON TANGO” – article
 
2006 PERFECTA Magazine (June)
“Two beautiful eyes” – charity action; photo reporting
 
2006 DNEVNIK Newspaper, no. 1
“Tango as a Dzen” - article

 

Internet

2013 http://stsofiagolf.com/en/
2013 http://veliko-tarnovo.net
2013 http://jivotatdnes.bg, (.pdf, pp.8,17)
2012
http://en.eventsplovdiv.info
2011
http://www.karlovo-online.com
2010
http://paper.standartnews.com
2010
http://marica.bg 1
2010
http://marica.bg 2
2010
http://www.nbu.bg 1
2010
http://www.nbu.bg 2 (.pdf/p.15)
2009
http://www.dnevnik.bg
2009
http://edno.bg
2008
http://www.dnevnik.bg 1
2008
http://www.infobulgaria.info
2008
http://dnevnik.bg 2
2008
http://www.nbu.bg
2008
http://news.netinfo.bg
2008
http://diploma.bg 1
2008
http://diploma.bg 2
2006
http://dnevnik.bg


Ivaylo Alexandroff’s tango choreography in some plays


2011
http://nationaltheatre.bg – “The Man Who Pays”, Iv Jamiak
2011
http://www.dnevnik.bg – “The Man Who Pays”, Iv Jamiak
2010
http://www.satirata.bg – “Characters”, Kamen Donev
2007
http://duma.bg – “The Tempest”, W. Shakespeare