Ballet of the National Theatre Belgrade

31 / 5 / 2018 - 19:00

Brno Exhibition Centre, Pavilion F

Women In D Minor / The Long Christmas Dinner
Hudba:Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi
Choreografie:Radu Poklitaru
Délka představení:2h 00 min.
Vstupenky od:150 Kč

The Women in D Minorballet is infused with admiration for Bach's genius. The inspiration for the choreographer was Bach's polyphony, as Poklitaru notes: ‘The overall plastic structure of the ballet is entirely polyphonic. 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 dance meditation on the transience of life filled with insignificant and superfluous acts that rob us of precious moments, hours and years of our worldly existence. The story presents 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 Seasonseasily wins the hearts of the audience. Without any dogmatic moralising, the work raises questions as to whether the viewers in fact differ at all from the characters on the stage.

Choreograf

Radu Poklitaru

oklitaru studied at the State Choreographic School in Perm, Russia, and graduated as a choreographer from the Belarusian State Academy of Music. As a dancer he was a member of the Academic Theatre in Minsk - Belarus in 1991-2001. In 2006, he founded the Kiev Modern Ballet ensemble, for whom Poklitaru has created many original ballets. Radu Poklitaru was the artistic director of the Kiev Municipal Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre for Children and Youth in 2012 and 2013. In 2014 he was the choreographer of the opening and closing ceremonies for the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi with performances by stars from the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.To date he has created thirty single-act and feature-length productions that have also been staged in Moscow theatres such as the Bolshoi Theatre, the Russian Chamber Ballet, the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre and in the national operas of Moldova, Latvia, Belarus and Ukraine. In 2016, Radu Poklitaru won the Shevchenko Award, the highest state prize of Ukraine in the field of culture and art.

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