BORIS GOLDOVSKY (Russia)
Boris Pavlovich Goldovsky was born on December 7th 1948 in Moscow. He has PhD in science of arts; he is very distinguished cultural figure in Russian Federation, the president of Sergey V. Obraztsov Centre, theatre historian and theoretician, theatre critic, dramatist, playwright and pedagogue. Also, he is a member of UNIMA and the Russian Federation League of Theatre Workers, as well as the founder of Sergey V. Obraztsov Memorial Museum, Sergey V. Obraztsov International Puppetry Festival (Obraztsovfest) and the journal for professional puppeteers and devotees of puppet theatre Theatre of Wonders.
He graduated at Russian Institute for Theatre Art (1976), received his degree for the thesis “Puppet Theatre in 18th Century Russia” at the Federal Scientific Research Institute for Art (Moscow) and PhD for the work titled “Historical Development and Stage Life of Russian Dramaturgy in Puppet Theatre from the 18th to the 20th Century” at the Russian State Institute for Stage Arts (St Petersburg, 2007).
Goldovsky worked as a manager of literary section in the Moscow Regional Puppet Theatre (1976-1990). In 1990 he was invited by S.V. Obraztsov to the Central State Academic Puppet Theatre where he was in charge of the creative division, as well as the research and international activities. During 1996-2012 he was the director of this theatre. From 2014 he is the artistic director of Moscow State Puppet Theatre.
He is the author of more than thirty books published in Russian, Serbian, German, Polish and Spanish, as well as the numerous scripts for television features on history and art theory of puppetry.
On several occasions he was engaged in pedagogic work at Russian theatre institutes (Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute, Russian Academy for Theatre Art ГИТИС, St Petersburg Academy of Drama Arts etc.)
He participates in numerous theatre festivals as theatre expert, a member and president of the jury.