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Petr Zuska’s Tremble in Brno!

The world premiere of Tremble to open the Brno National Theatre Ballet’s current season.

The first premiere production of the Brno National Theatre Ballet’s new season will be of Petr Zuska’s brand-new work, Tremble, which will take place on 10 November at the Janáček Theatre. The long-time Artistic Director of the Czech National Ballet in Prague, and one of the most distinguished contemporary Czech choreographers, chose to base his new piece on a remarkable subject and music. Set to the music of the first movement of Henryk Górecki’s Symphony No. 3 and Jiří Pavlica’s Tremble, recorded by the band Hradišťan, the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, Altai Kai and Jumping Drums, the work’s content was inspired, among other things, by Vladimír Holan’s poem The Last Leaf, describing the intense feelings of a person living in the turbulent early 21st century. Petr Zuska has previously created three notable choreographies for the National Theatre in Brno: Sonata for Violin and Piano, to Leoš Janáček’s music; Maria’s Dream, to music by Camille Saint-Saëns and Cesare Pugni; and D. M. J. 1953–1977, to music by Antonín Dvořák, Bohuslav Martinů and Janáček. After winning the 2001-2004 contemporary ballet competition, the latter was included in the repertoire of the National Theatre in Prague and in 2014 was performed at the Boston Ballet in the USA.

Tremble – world premiere: 10 November, Janáček Theatre, Brno