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.


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.


9 / 6 / 2018 - 19:00 - Brno Exhibition Centre, Pavilion F
OHAD NAHARIN: decadance
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.

11 / 6 / 2018 - 19:00 - Brno Exhibition Centre, Pavilion F
Death in Venice
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
LOL - Trois Gnossiennes / 5 Tangos / Black Cake
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.