Festival program

23 / 5 / 2018 - 19:00 - Reduta Theater
Title:
Amadeus MozArt (original premiere)
Choreography:
Carolina Isach / Dan Datcu / Uladzimir Ivanou

While the Reduta Theatre is not ideal for classical ballet, it is a great venue for experimental projects and contemporary works of choreography. The latest premiere in Reduta will be an evening of contemporary choreography and a challenge for young artists. And because Reduta is closely tied to W. A.  Mozart, the composer himself will be the main subject of this premiere project  offering guests a remarkable experience combining the work of this musical genius with dance. We will be witness to how individual choreographers feel ‘their’ Mozart and how they are inspired by his personality and music. Mozart will be served in three different dance renditions: à la Isach, Datcu and Ivanou. Come enjoy the variety of flavours!

26 / 5 / 2018 - 19:00 - Brno Exhibition Centre, Pavilion F
Title:
Chopiniana / Mooving Rooms / Bolero
Choreography:
Michail Fokin / Krzysztof Pastor

A special ballet programme for DANCE BRNO 100 consisting of three works selected from the Polish National Ballet’s rich repertoire. The famous neo-Romantic Chopiniana by Mikhail Fokin, who at the premiere in 1909 literally charmed Paris, and two contemporary works from the artistic director of Krzysztof Pastor’s ensemble. Moving Rooms as a play on mood and emotion based on dynamic light design and Ravel’s famous Bolero on interactions between men and women with their emotional, passionate and erotic nature.

29 / 5 / 2018 - 19:00 - Brno Exhibiton Centre, Pavilion F
Title:
Slovak Dances (Lives of Lights)
Choreography:
Natalia Horečná

The Ballet of the Slovak National Theatre will bring its recently premiered contemporary ballet Slovak Dances - Lives of Lights from the workshop of the young Slovak choreographer of international renown, Natália Horečná, set to the music of the Slovak composer and musician Peter Breiner, who lives in New York. A unique mix of classical music, jazz, folklore and improvisation full of colour contrasts, energy, unusual instrumentation and humour has resulted in a production with the touch of a modern European choreographer that lends the music a dynamic new dance dimension.

31 / 5 / 2018 - 19:00 - Brno Exhibition Centre, Pavilion F
Title:
Women In D Minor / The Long Christmas Dinner
Choreography:
Radu Poklitaru

The Women in D Minor ballet is infused with admiration for Bach's genius. The tragic tale of non-existing female friendship is the pretext for the development of sophisticated multi-figural compositions and poignant duets. In the story of 16 heroines, the final part of which resembles a biblical tragedy, the women's parts are danced by men. The Long Christmas Dinner is a story depicting ninety years in the life of the Bayard family, with the years passing through a string of Christmas dinners. The dynamic and comedic choreography set to Vivaldi's Four Seasons easily wins the hearts of the audience.

3 / 6 / 2018 - 19:00 - Brno Exhibition Centre, Pavilion F
Title:
Cendrillon (Cinderella)
Choreography:
Thierry Malandain

The dream of a better life, of justice and simple good fortune – this story was told to Wilhelm Grimm by the ‘Marburg Fairy Tale Woman’ Elisabeth Schellenberg, who spent much of her life in an infirmary and knew all too well from her own experience the weight of the suffering described in the story of Cinderella. In Thierry Malanda's Cendrillon set to Sergei Prokofiev's ballet music, the Cinderella story is about the career of a dance star. The road to the top is strenuous and uncertain and leads to success only through adversity, pain and hope. Tragic, comic and symbolic images form this vision of Cendrillon, which, according to the choreographer, ‘emerged from ashes and magic’.

5 / 6 / 2018 - 19:00 - Reduta Theater
Title:
Amadeus MozArt
Choreography:
Carolina Isach / Dan Datcu / Uladzimir Ivanou

While the Reduta Theatre is not ideal for classical ballet, it is a great venue for experimental projects and contemporary works of choreography. The latest premiere in Reduta will be an evening of contemporary choreography and a challenge for young artists. And because Reduta is closely tied to W. A.  Mozart, the composer himself will be the main subject of this premiere project  offering guests a remarkable experience combining the work of this musical genius with dance. We will be witness to how individual choreographers feel ‘their’ Mozart and how they are inspired by his personality and music. Mozart will be served in three different dance renditions: à la Isach, Datcu and Ivanou. Come enjoy the variety of flavours!

6 / 6 / 2018 - 19:00 - Brno Exhibition Centre, Pavilion F
Title:
Doctor Zhivago
Choreography:
Jiří Bubeníček

Doctor Zhivago, one of the most beautiful and touching love stories in the world of art, is a famous novel by the Russian writer Boris Pasternak. The brilliant music of Dmitry Shostakovich is accompanied by other magnificent compositions by other exceptional composers such as Rachmaninov, Mjaskovsky, Vasks and Schnittke. This blend of music is full of sharp contrasts and comic moments. The choreography is by the famous ballet artists, brothers Jiří and Otto Bubeníček, who, since completing their active dancing careers, have been creating successful works on prominent dance stages around the world.

Music by the Brno Philharmonic, Slovenian conductor Živa Ploj Peršuh

6 / 6 / 2018 - 19:00 - Reduta Theater
Title:
Amadeus MozArt
Choreography:
Carolina Isach / Dan Datcu / Uladzimir Ivanou

While the Reduta Theatre is not ideal for classical ballet, it is a great venue for experimental projects and contemporary works of choreography. The latest premiere in Reduta will be an evening of contemporary choreography and a challenge for young artists. And because Reduta is closely tied to W. A.  Mozart, the composer himself will be the main subject of this premiere project  offering guests a remarkable experience combining the work of this musical genius with dance. We will be witness to how individual choreographers feel ‘their’ Mozart and how they are inspired by his personality and music. Mozart will be served in three different dance renditions: à la Isach, Datcu and Ivanou. Come enjoy the variety of flavours!

9 / 6 / 2018 - 19:00 - Brno Exhibition Centre, Pavilion F
Title:
OHAD NAHARIN: decadance
Choreography:
Ohad Naharin

Decadance is the work of the legendary Israeli Ohad Naharin, who has belonged to the ‘crème de la crème’ of modern world dance theatre for several decades. Although Decadance is a special combination of parts of entire works created by Ohad Naharin over the past decades, it is also a new form, since these earlier works are set in an original piece within the directorial line and choreographic structure of the entire evening. Ohad's powerful charisma, very specific geographic and cultural background, unique and original poetics of movement and expressive means in general inform a new spectacle especially for viewers, who have a strong, unusual experience at each performance.

10 / 6 / 2018 - 19:00 - Mahen Theatre
Title:
Scheherazade / Carmen Suite
Choreography:
Anastasia Isupova / Sergyj Naenko

Scheherazade is a famous one-act ballet by Rimsky-Korsakov inspired by the oriental tales One Thousand and One Nights and  featuring the vibrant energy of the music, elegant architecture of oriental dance, romantic love scenes and shimmering oriental costumes against the backdrop of the stylish sets. Carmen Suite is a work containing the artistic interpretation of two composers:  the French romantic Georges Bizet, the composer of the immortal opera Carmen, and the Russian contemporary composer Rodion Shchedrin. Based on Bizet's music, Shchedrin created a completely new musical piece full of well-known intonations, enthralling rhythm and musical charm.

11 / 6 / 2018 - 19:00 - Brno Exhibition Centre, Pavilion F
Title:
Death in Venice
Choreography:
Valentina Turku

The novella Death in Venice is one of Thomas Mann's masterpieces and is also very popular thanks to Visconti's legendary 1971 film. Valentina Turcu’s ballet drama Death in Venice is a reinterpretation of Mann's masterpiece set to Mahler's delicate yet passionate music reflecting the deepest emotions and the most complex states of mind. The creative and choreographic imagination is controlled by the eternal movement of the soul and gently enters the vast universe of emotions pulsating with the nearly imperceptible internal power of Eros.

16 / 6 / 2018 - 19:00 - Brno Exhibition Centre, Pavilion F
Title:
LOL - Trois Gnossiennes / 5 Tangos / Black Cake
Choreography:
Hans van Manen

Van Manen choreographed Trois Gnossiennes as a sensual duet about resignation, trust and harmony in consonance with Erik Satie's magical and melancholy music. 5 Tangos is built on the music of Astor Piazzolla. Highly popular with audiences, this work is charged with a fiery energy. A tango with something extra. Black Cake originated as a work celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Nederlands Dans Theater and is conceived as a festive parody in five parts based on humour – an irresistibly funny black cake.