DANCE

Summer with Butoh at Alta and Venuše

At the beginning of the summer, Prague's venues Venuše ve Švehlovce and Studio ALTA took on an interesting challenge by inviting three butoh dance teachers to lead masterclasses and offering participants an extra scholarship for their participation. 

Stravinsky – Rewriting Tradition and Transmitting Icons

As its last première of this spring season, Staatsballett Berlin presented a Stravinsky double-bill, featuring two of the composer’s masterpieces, Petrushka and The Rite of Spring, under the choreographic signatures of Marco Goecke and Pina Bausch.

Sancti – The power of words

It has become almost a tradition that the Losers Cirque Company, in the late spring days, with a bridge to the holidays, settled next to the BRAVO! Theatre in the area of the Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia in Prague's František district.

SYM-PHONIE MMXX - Unusual, unrelenting, unavoidable

Sasha Waltz's pieces are touring the world from Berlin, her current home base. The last visit to the Czech Republic by this petite lady, who recently celebrated a significant anniversary in her life, was in 2015 when her Impromptus opened Tanec Praha festival.

La Sylphide both unconvincing and charming

The last premiere of this season for the Czech National Ballet in Prague was rather unexpectedly the romantic La Sylphide. Replacing the originally intended programme of George Balanchine's Who Cares? and Brahms - Schönberg Quartet. 

Balanchine quadruple bill in Brno

In the West, especially in the United States, programmes made entirely of George Balanchine's works are very common. In the Czech Republic, however, until this year no ballet company had ever staged a similarly composed evening. 

Transmission and Transformation in Dancing Pina

As Dancing Pina opens, a camera towers over a performer lying face down on a studio floor. Delicately inching her forearm along the ground, the dancer is scrutinized by Malou Airaudo, who intervenes with agitated intensity.

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