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International projects

The Network of the Musical Theatre Companies in the Multilingual East-Central Europe
The Network of the Musical Theatre Companies in the Multilingual East-Central Europe
Program: International Visegrad Found (IVF)
Project leader: Mgr. Laslavíková Jana PhD.
Annotation:The project focuses on the most important decades of cultural nation-building. The methodological coordination of the research on the period 1870–1920 carried out currently by the institutes participating in the project and the establishing of a common scholarly database is a unique initiative within the practice of historical musicology in our region. The co-operation to be carried out in this project will lead to the creation of an important common knowledge base concerning the regional music and theatre history and it will also transmit easily accessible factual information to the wider circles of cultural consumers.
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Duration: 22.9.2017 - 15.8.2018

National projects

One Hundred Years of the Slovak National Theatre Theatre productions 1938 – 1970 (drama, opera), 2nd stage
100 rokov Slovenského národného divadla Divadelné inscenácie 1938 – 1970 (Činohra, opera) – II. etapa
Program: VEGA
Project leader: PhDr. Podmaková Dagmar CSc.
Annotation:The project follows up on the 1st stage of the theatre production research covering drama and opera of the SNT. The history of the Slovak National Theatre will be presented through another series of re-enacted key theatre productions staged between 1938 and 1970 (from 1938/1939 season onwards). Partial outputs having the form of working papers based on the basic research of cross-cutting issues will constitute a component part of the project. They will serve as supporting documents for the book in preparation entitled One Hundred Years of the SNT. The authors of the Institute of Theatre and Film Research SAS and of the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava will be taking part in the project.
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2018

Theatre as a communication of the crisis of values
Divadlo ako komunikácia krízy hodnôt
Program: VEGA
Project leader: PhDr. Knopová Elena PhD.
Annotation:In theatre theory and creation, we are confronted with thematisation of a crisis of values as a result of dynamic and dramatic transformations in the society understood in a traditional way. The turn of the 20th and 21st century brings significant shifts in the value interpretations compared to the previous stage. It reveals the need for synchronic and diachronic perspective on the relationship between the world as an articulated structure of human values and theatre performance as an artistic representation of value, negation or critique of order of the world. The project aims, in a coordinated manner, and through case studies, to characterize the above-mentioned trend in Slovak theatremaking and drama production, and incorporate it into a wider European context. In the proposed research, we will analyze the relationship between theatrical production and individual and social situation, and examine whether contemporary Slovak and European theatre mediates critical reflection, metaphor or model of the world.
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2018

Musical Theatre in Bratislava from the Second Half of the 19th Century to the First Half of the 20th Century (Exponents, Institutions, Repertory, Reflection)
Hudobné divadlo v Bratislave od druhej polovice 19. do prvej polovice 20. storočia (osobnosti, inštitúcie, repertoár, reflexia)
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Laslavíková Jana PhD.
Annotation:The project Musical Theatre in Bratislava from the Second Half of the 19th Century to the First Half of the 20th Century (Exponents, Institutions, Repertory, Reflection) is based on the primary source research aiming at the evaluation of the repertory of the Municipal Theatre/the present Historical Building of the Slovak National Theatre (SNT) in the period 1886–1920 and examination of the aesthetic-critical views on the musical theatre through the production practice in the SNT in the years 1920–1950. On the basis of the period opera reviews subjected to the text-critical analysis, examining and researching primary and secondary sources (personal legacy, music material, decrees regarding the running of the theatre) and through the compilation of a database of the daily performance schedule from 1886 we will get a general view of the musical theatre operating in one building during two historical periods. A two-volume monograph on the theatre history in Bratislava will be part of the project.
Duration: 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2021

Institicional, Productional and Co-productional Relations Between Public-Service Television and Film Production After 1989
Inštitucionálne, produkčné a koprodučné vzťahy medzi verejnoprávnou televíziou a pôvodnou filmovou tvorbou po roku 1989
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Palúch Martin PhD.
Annotation:The project´s aim is to analyse the historical circumstances and their impact on institutional connections with determined production of television and cinematic films and their relation to the public television in Slovakia after 1989. The analysis of the role of public television in production and co-production of Slovak films will be the key for determining the most influential themes in various phases of social, cultural and political development of the country. The aim of the project is to define the basic topics, trends and problems witch influnced Slovak film production by public television after 1989. The authors will focus also on aethetic and rhetoric functions of television film production (both live-action and documentary). We will try to sum up the dominant political influences and to define the dominant impulses of television production of various formats and genres.
Duration: 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2020

SLODIK - Slovak theatre and contemporary European theatre culture - continuity and discontinuity
Slovenské divadlo a súčasná európska divadelná kultúra - kontinuita a diskontinuita
Program: APVV
Project leader: prof. PhDr. Mistrík Miloš DrSc.
Annotation:Slovak theatre research will focus on theatre tradition in comparision with the European influence that was present since the years of professionalization (1920), which also affects the current status of the early 21st century. The project aims to examine the Slovak theatre and context of intercultural situations, from several angles - in a dramatic, directing, music, acting and scenographic part. The Slovak theatre, drama and opera, where the project is mainly engaged, were essentially interfering with the Czech, German and Russian inspiration, which were previously the most significant, but increasingly also other: mainly English, French and Polish. This project creates a collective platform to address issues being raised and the systematic analysis of what most contributed and contributes to transcend cultural boundaries and pushes us to the international level (within the theatre compagnies, productions and theatre personalities). Project does not circumvent the tradition of Slovak theater, but explores its position in the European context.The research team can not aspire to an overall and final picture, but it can give a significant impetus for attention to this subject, to expand optics and through intercultural dialogue to establish closer cooperation with foreign theatre research.
Duration: 1.7.2016 - 30.6.2020

Projects total: 6