New Europe 2017 Festival and the Jarmila Jeřábková Award
The international contemporary dance festival with a choreography competition will take place during November 19 and 24, 2017. Aleš Březina will serve as the main composer for this 15th annual festival. “Celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of the Jarmila Jeřábková Award, we decided to recapitulate the years passed, arranging a meeting of laureates, jury members and musicians that actively contributed to this unique event during years 1999 to 2016. This main event is accompanied by a photo exhibit and video projection featuring highlights from past festivals,” organizers explain. The 15th annual New Europe International Festival Opening Ceremony will host 1999 – 2015 laureates of Jarmila Jeřábková Award and compositions by Kristýna L. Bokova, Petra P. Půčikova, Lenka K. Bartůňkova, Inga Mikshina, Marta Ladjanski and Jaro Viňarsky will be presented. Second day proceeds with a concert of compositions from music celebrities during the Jarmila Jeřábková Award – Ivana Loudová, Aleš Březina, Marek Kopelent, Kryštof Mařatka, Martin Smolka. First evening of the competition will then belong to selected finalists, who will present their free choreography pieces for the jury and audience. We will see Cansu Ergin (Turkey), Rita Gobi (Hungary), Tina Breiova (Armenia/ČR), Johana Pockova (ČR), Lior Lazarof (Hungary/Israel), Dmitrij Gaitjukevichs (Latvia), Sára Koluchová (ČR). Next day’s program is dedicated to choreographies that finalists wrote with use of one of the compositions of Aleš Březina, this year’s chief compositor. The festival closes with a celebration of 140th anniversary of Isadory Duncan and 25th anniversary of the Duncan Centre Conservatoire, alongside the presentation of winner choreographies by this year’s laureates. The very finale will belong to a majestic airship Gulliver Mysterium of Time by Miloslav Kabeláč, interpreted by Dagmar Chaloupková. “The Jarmila Jeřábková Award choreographic competition is gradually becoming a natural Central European platform for meeting of young choreographers and dancers and exchange of experiences in contemporary dance and dance theatre, inspiring not only them, but the audience as well, who have an opportunity to assess their work. The New Europe Festival encompassing this competition offers a chance to introduce the audience to dance art works and trends of Eastern European countries and to enable producers to introduce their works to the Prague and world tour audience,” coordinators add in conclusion.