- News: The first new production the Czech National Ballet will present in the current season is the mixed bill Timeless -

The first new production to be presented by the Czech National Ballet in the current season is the mixed bill Timeless, scheduled to receive its premiere on 20 October 2017. It is made up of three choreographies. The first of them, George Balanchine’s Serenade, and the final one, Glen Tetley’s Le sacre du printemps, rank among the most celebrated ballet works. The second, Separate Knots, is a piece directly created for the Czech National Ballet by the Israeli choreographer Emanuel Gat to...

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- News: Věra Ždichyncová passed away -

The dancer and choreographer Věra Ždichyncová died on 18 September 2017 at the age of ninety. She began her professional dance career in 1939 in Ostrava. During the war she was a member of the Königsberg ballet. In 1945 she briefly worked with the choreographer Nina Jirsíková in the Theatre of 5 May. Then she returned to Ostrava to collaborate with Emerich Gabzdyl who offered her the position of a soloist in his company. In 1948 she joined the National Theatre Ballet in Prague, under the...

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- News: HAMU opens four-term course of Dance and Movement Education -

Within the system of further teachers training in the lifelong learning programme, the Department of Dance organises a two-year course (4 terms) accredited by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (of 8 January 2015 on accreditation based on §25 and §26 of the Act No. 563/2004 Coll. governing teaching staff and the changes to some other acts, as amended, in accordance with the Act No. 500/2004 Coll.). The course is opened every two years. Through two-year methodical and systematic...

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- News: Prague Chamber Ballet’s New Season Plans -

Prague Chamber Ballet is opening the new season. The company will present three new premieres shortly, it will tour Czech cities with its current productions and will also travel abroad, to Equador or South Korea. The premiere of the duet Metamorphic, choreographed by Martina Hajdyla Lacová and supervised by Andrej Petrovič, will take place on 5 October 2017 in the Ponec Theatre, Prague. The new piece is loosely based on the work of the sculptor August Rodin who was forming his sculptures,...

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- News: 4 + 4 Days in Motion 2017 -

On the one hand, the international festival of contemporary art 4 + 4 Days in Motion annually brings to Prague the hottest theatre and dance projects, often merging diverse genres and multimedia. On the other hand, it always chooses as its centre the unused and empty buildings in central Prague. This year is no exception. From 6 to 14 October the festival programme, taking place in Archa, Ponec or Alfred in the Courtyard theatres, and in Studio ALTA, will feature both leading European...

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- Abroad: Ohad Naharin to step down as artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company -

Over the weekend, internationally renowned choreographer Ohad Naharin informed the public that he will be stepping down from his longtime post as artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company. Naharin took up the reins of Batsheva 27 years ago, during a period in which the troupe was in “the midst of an identity crisis” in his eyes. Naharin will leave his position but will remain the house choreographer of the company. Ohad Naharin laying the groundworks for Gaga technique, an improvisation-...

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- News: Spitfire Company celebrates 10th Anniversary with Adaptation of Svetlana Alexievich’s Book -

Spitfire Company, which in the recent years has created projects such as One Step Before the Fall, Antiwords or Animal Exitus, celebrates 10 years of its existence with a brand-new project. The world premiere of the adaptation of the book Doba z druhé ruky (Second-hand Time), for which its author Svetlana Alexievich was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2015. will only be performed twice, on 12 and 13 September 2017 at Jatka78, Prague. “In our adaptation, the book Second-hand...

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- News: 25th Anniversary of Duncan Centre Conservatory -

Duncan Centre Conservatory is celebrating its 25th anniversary and also 140th birthday of the great American dance reformer Isadora Duncan. The program of the celebrations starting on 27 June 2017 provides Prague audiences with many performances and concerts, meetings and dance workshops at its residence at Braník (Branická 41, Prague 4) and also dance in the streets of Prague. The main programme, running from 27 June at Braník, features choreographies made by the recent graduates (Petr...

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- News: Solo for the Two of Us by Petr Zuska -

The National Theatre Ballet Company closes this season with a new premiere - Solo for the Two of Us - choreographed by Petr Zuska. As the title implies, the author refers to his previous ballet Brel – Vysockij – Kryl/Solo for Three, which is leaving the stage of the National Theatre after ten years. The premieres are held at the New Stage on 15 and 19 June 2017. Once again, Petr Zuska finds inspiration in the poetry of songs – this time he has opted for two songwriters from the Ostrava...

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- News: Laterna Magika’s Wonderful Circus celebrates 40 years from premiere -

On 15 April 2017, Kouzelný cirkus (The Wonderful Circus) celebrated 40 years from its premiere in 1977. The anniversary will be commemorated by a gala performance on 21 April, attended by many dancers and contemporaries. The story about a journey of two clowns, which was created by such personalities as Evald Schorm, Jiří Srnec and Jan Švankmajer, has been applauded world-wide and in Prague you can still see it at the New Stage of the National Theatre. The Wonderful Circus was premiered at...

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