Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the October socialist revolution in the context of formation of performative commemoration practices
The article is devoted to the problem of the formation of performative practices of commemoration in the context of official festive culture development. The concepts of foreign and Russian scientists about historical aspects of the development of performance and participatory art, are presented as fundamental. Such works as «The Art of Performance. From Futurism to the Present Day» by R. Goldberg, «Artificial Hell. Participatory Art and the Politics of Sight» by K. Bishop, «Theatre, Sacrifice, Ritual. The Study of Forms of Political Theatre» by E. Fisher-Lichte note the importance of theatrical demonstrations and dramatic reconstructions of the 1917–1920 in the development process of modern forms of artistic practice. In this context, it seems relevant to consider the artistic component of the theatrical demonstration from November 7th, 1967, which recreated the festive marches of the first Soviet decade.
In the celebration dedicated to the fiftieth anniversary of the October Socialist Revolution, the most important components of the holiday of 1918t – parade and demonstration – were reconstructed. The author pays special attention to the recreation of specific spatial and temporal coordinates in military ritual and march, which expands the chronotope of the ceremonial, as well as to the music components from the specified parts of the celebration. It has been established that the music of the historical prologue of the parade was made up of revolutionary songs and marches: «Brave, comrades, keep up!», «Hostile whirlwinds waves over us», «On the valleys and on the hills», «Varyag», «Red Army is the strongest!», «Cavalry lynx», «Song about the Tachanka», «Budyonny’s March».
Considering the principles of designing artistic time and space of historical parts of festive action, the author notes the peculiarities of combining the linear time of the holiday, historical – the victory of the revolution, and eternity – the memory of fallen heroes.
public holiday, memory research, performance practices, commemoration.
Demina V. Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the October socialist revolution in the context of formation of performative commemoration practices // South-Russian musical anthology. 2020. No 2. Pp. 28–33.