Wednesday, February 4, 2015

RIP Martin Ťapák

He died director Pacha, Brigand outlaw.  Actor and choreographer Martin Ťapák


BRATISLAVA - At the age of 88 years passed away on Sunday in the early hours Slovak director, actor, dancer and choreographer Martin Ťapák, which he made places like Pacho, the Brigand highwayman (1975) and Sváko Ragan (1976).

Martin Ťapák was born October 13, 1926 in Liesek.  He graduated from the conservatory and the study director and choreography at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, which ended in 1956.

In the years 1945-1950 was an actor and assistant director of the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava.

After acting in films Vlcie early hole, Action B, homeland, Kate and others focused on the choreography and overhead activities in the Slovak Folk Art Ensemble.  For three years he worked in the Czech capital Prague as director of Laterna Magica, then the study director of feature films in central Bratislava and Slovak film director.

His directorial debut was the television film The Ballad of Vojtová Marino (1964), hereinafter also filmed images that Kubo (1965), Living Whip (1966), Malka (1968), Rysavá heifer (1970), Bride Ridges (1971), Lost Valley ( 1976), Christmas wafers (1977), fasting Justice (1978), Lifeguard and winches (1981), Bearskin largest in the world (1982), rooster shall not crow (1986) or Near to Heaven (1987).

In his most successful film can be identified audiences successful parody of Slovak robbers Pacho, the Brigand robber.

Martin Ťapák given the title of Merited Artist (1969), SSR State Prize (1974), Order of Labour (1976) and the title of National Artist (1988).  President Ivan Gasparovic it has received in January 2007 award for significant contributions to the cultural development of the country.

TAPAK, Martin
Born: 10/13/1926, Liesek, Czechoslovakia
Died: 2/1/2015, Bratislava, Slovakia

Martin Ťapák s western – actor:
The Sons of Great Bear – 1965 (Schonka)

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