Residents of Burgas have given nearly 20 000 leva for the making of the monument, which immortalizes the emblematic Bulgarian actor. This became known today from the held press conference.
Special guests of the official unveiling on Saturday, 18 July, will be the wife of Kaloyanchev - Valya, as well as his sons Ivaylo and Yavor. The friends of Kaloyanchev - actors Nikoloa Atananasov and Slavcho Peev , the theatrical companion of Kalata - Stoyanka Mutafova have also been invited. Among the invited is also the chairman of the Union of artists in Bulgaria - Hristo Mutafchiev.
"For us the most important was the participation of residents of Burgas, who recognized the campaign as theirs. Recently a young boy, who had donated money for the monument, met me on the street and asked me when we will unveil it. This touched me. All the cultural institutions, popular musicians and people of art supported the cause", said Yordanka Ananieva, deputy mayor of culture and education in Municipality Burgas.
On 14 July 2014 the Enterprising committee was formed for raising the funds for the sculpture of Georgi Kaloyachev. On 21 July was held the first event at open-air stage "Ohluva". Urns for gathering funds were placed in the Summer theater, where concerts and theater plays are held. An year later the campaign is at its successful end.
Parallel to the unveiling of the monument residents and guests of the city can examine the open exhibition "Georgi Kaloyanchev rages vicious and merciless as the seventh art". The photo exhibition contains rich photo material, documents, reports and reviews of the film and stage work of the actor. The materials have been provided by the Union of artists in Bulgaria and will be positioned in the park alley by the Summer theater.
The sculpture of Kaloyanchev will be unveiled at 20.00 hours on 18 July with a big show directed by the director of Drama theater "Adriana Budevska" - Borislav Chakrinov. Right after that the spectators will enjoy the play "Mr. Ganyo Balkanski" - from 21.00 hours in the Summer theater. The show is adapted by Georgi Danailov, and the text is especially written for Georgi Kaloyanchev. In the main role we will see his son Ivaylo. The event is free of entry!
"The idea was to create a work, fit for the great actor. The sculpture of Kaloyanchev is realistic; the actor is in a natural height. On the spot will be placed also additional information, to be read by the future generations" - said Georgi Nikolchev, chairman of the Public contributor fund.
Kaloyanchev was born on 13 January 1925 in Burgas. He graduated VITIZ "Krastyo Sarafov" in 1952 in the class of prof. Stefan Syrchadjiev. From 1951 to 1957 he plays in the National theater "Ivan Vazov". Kaloyanchev is among the founders of the Satire theater, where he won the laurels with his acting skill.
Kaloyanchev made his debut in the cinema with the movie "Morning above the motherland" (1951) with the role of the gypsy Sali. The actor has played in more than 50 movies. But for the public his most unforgettable role is that of Bai Ganyo from 1990 in the movie "Bai Ganyo goes to Europe".