Polish National Ballet Warsaw

26 / 5 / 2018 - 19:00

Brno Exhibition Centre, Pavilion F

Chopiniana / Mooving Rooms / Bolero
Hudba:Frédéric Chopin / Alexander Glazunov, Maurice Keller, Alfred Schnittke, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Maurice Ravel
Choreografie:Michail Fokin / Krzysztof Pastor
Délka představení:2h 00 min.
Vstupenky od:165 Kč

A special evening program for DANCE BRNO 100 consisting of three ballet performances selected from the rich repertoire of the Polish National Ballet – a neo-Romantic ballet in the choreography of Mikhail Fokin and two contemporary works by the artistic director of the Krzysztof Pastor ensemble. 

‘Fokin’s Chopiniana is a quintessential romantic ballet: variations and two pas de deux, with a finale that is an explosion of motion evoking a rapid river current. It is a dancing cascade of events unfolding in the glow of the limelight. ‘Chopiniana is undoubtedly one of the most poetic ballets of the 20thcentury, perhaps of all time’.(Cyril W. Beaumont)

‘When staging Moving Rooms in Poland for the first time, I decided to keep the original English title I gave the ballet when I created it in 2008 for the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam. By “moving rooms”, I meant changing spaces. The work is a play on moods and emotions presented against the backdrop of dynamic lightning’.(Krzysztof Pastor)

With its emotional, passionate and erotic character, ‘Ravel’s Boleroholds a special place in the history of music and dance. Of key importance for me is the interaction between men and women; at first seemingly cool, the intensity gradually builds before culminating in an emotional finale’.(Krzysztof Pastor)


Michail Fokin / Krzysztof Pastor


After completing his studies in Gdansk, Pastor went to work at Conrad Drzewiecki’s Polish Dance Theatre - Poznań Ballet in 1975; four years later, he moved to the Lodz Grand Theatre. In 1983, he became a soloist at the Lyon Opera Ballet in France. In 1985-1995, he danced at the Het Nationale Ballet in Amsterdam, wherehe collaborated with many famous choreographers such as Carolyn Carlson, Nils Christie, Nacho Duato, Rudi van Dantzig, Jan Linkens, Eduard Lock, Hans van Manen, Maguy Marin, Toer van Schayk, Nina Wiener and Peter Wright. He performed lead roles in classical and neoclassical ballets and in modern works. As a renowned international choreographer, he has created seventy ballets, many of which are highly acclaimed, including the short workDo Not Go Gentle ... andIn Light and Shadowand the feature-length Kurt Weill, Acid City, Don Giovanni, Tristan, Dangerous Liaisons, Romeo and Juliet and Symphonie fantastique.In 2009, he was appointed director of the Polish National Ballet, and in 2011 he also took over as artistic director of ballet at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre. Between 2003and 2017, he was the resident choreographerof the DutchNational Ballet.The prestigious awards Pastor has received during his career include the Choreography Prize of the Dutch Dansersfonds'79 Foundation, the Gloria Artis Gold Medal and the Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta (2015). In 2016 he was awarded an Honorary Golden Star of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.


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Ohad Naharin

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Death in Venice
Valentina Turku

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LOL - Trois Gnossiennes / 5 Tangos / Black Cake
Hans van Manen

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