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Borovsky David. 1934-2006
Borovsky David. 1934-2006
Biography
(1934-2006) David Borovsky was born on July 2, 1934 in Odessa. In 1947-1950 he studied at Kyiv Art School and worked in professional theatres from the age of 15. Borovsky made his debut as a stage designer at the Lesya Ukrainka Russian Drama Theatre with the performance “Lies on Long Legs” by Eduardo De Filippo (directed by Irina Molostova). His first work on the opera stage was Dmitri y Shostakovich's “Katerina Izmailova” (the Taras Shevchenko Opera and Ballet Theatre). In 1966 the artist moved to Moscow, where he started to work as the chief artist at the Konstantin Stanislavsky Moscow Drama Theatre. In 1967, Borovsky was invited by the stage director Yuri Lyubimov to work at the Taganka Drama and Comedy Theatre. During the next 30 years of collaboration with Lyubimov, he developed his style which was characterized by asceticism, simplicity, attention to details and careful work with stage space. Some of the most famous performances designed by the artist are "Alive" (based on the play by Boris Mozhaev), "The Dawns Here Are Quiet" (based on the novel by Boris Vasilyev), “Crime and Punishment”, "Hamlet" starring Vladimir Vysotsky, "Boris Godunov", "The House on the Embankment" (based on the novel by Yuri Trifonov), "Sharashka" (based on Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s novel "In the First Circle"). During his career David Borovsky designed more than 150 performances, working on Russian and foreign stages. He collaborated with various stage directors, including Lev Dodin, Anatoly Efros, Valery Fokin, Joseph Reichelgauz, Leonid Kheifets, Galina Volchek, Georgy Tovstonogov, Oleg Yefremov. Borovsky also worked on productions at the Sovremennik Theatre, Hermitage and Lenkom theatres, the Oleg Tabakov Theatre, the Maly Drama Theater in St. Petersburg and many others. Since 2002, he worked as the chief artist at the A. Chekhov Moscow Academic Art Theatre. On July 2, 2012, the Creative Workshop of the Theatre Artist David Borovsky was opened as a branch of the Bakhrushin Theatre Museum. The exposition of the memorial museum represents the atmosphere of the artist’s studio and showcases many of his works. The museum also includes the library, which contains David Borovsky’s book collection. In the online collection of our museum you can find sketches and models of scenery made by David Borovsky, photographs and posters of performances that he designed, as well as photo portraits of the artist in life.