In dance, even the most acclaimed performances quickly become distant shadows in the past. How can we retain – or reclaim – what once was?
Rush – Imaginative Retrospective with a Touch of Humour
Federico Fellini's La Strada, a 1954 film, is undergoing a surprising renaissance in dance this year. Jiří Bubeníček is preparing his version for the Prague Chamber Ballet, and Alina Cojocaru has taken up the same theme in London.
For this winter season at the London Coliseum, the English National Ballet has delved into its archives and decided to stage the well-loved romantic ballet Giselle in Mary Skeaping's 1971 production.
Attending Tanztage Berlin is like diving into a warm, enveloping magma of varied dance vocabulary, where the fluidity of the aesthetic codes presented goes hand in hand with tackling urgent current political themes.
The Burkicom company, headed by choreographer Jana Burkiewiczová, has prepared a new performance for the whole family at Christmas time, simply called The Nutcracker.
The non-profit organization Taneční aktuality (Czech Dance News) is transforming into the production platform Dance Context, a forum for dance reflection and development, from January 2024. The name change is accompanied by stabilising the portfolio and a new visual identity for the entire brand.
Sasha Waltz, often dubbed Germany’s most important choreographer since Pina Bausch, is known for her versatile work that includes site-specific pieces, directing operas, and leading Staatsballett Berlin for one theatre season.
There is an artistic anarchy in the PONEC Theatre. On the last day of November, the position of artistic director, which had been held for two years and three months by Markéta Perroud, was abolished.
The Moon Wears a White Shirt – Vienna’s Classical Ballet Company Enchants with a Versatile Triple Bill
In an admirable move, the Vienna State Ballet dedicated its latest triple bill to those who rarely get the limelight: the corps de ballet.
DEKKADANCERS is a major dance company, significantly influencing the development of contemporary dance and dance theatre and undoubtedly the taste of the audience in a wider context.
Opera Ballet Vlaanderen’s 23/24 season commenced with a double bill combining a première of Richard Siegal’s brave but inaccessible New Ballet mécanique with the critically acclaimed showstopper Half Life by Sharon Eyal.
The Czech Dance Database portal, where you can find events, opportunities, organisations and people in one place, has so far focused on the Czech dance scene.
The long-term strategy of Czech Dance News is not only to develop reflection on the art of dance, but also to care for those who are engaged in this reflection. To provide new information, impulses and examples of good practice from abroad.
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