Ballet Preparatory School

News

2019/2020

Dear friends,

At the outset of our 67th season, I would like to sum up briefly the previous one. In line with our splendid tradition, we gave a successful annual performance, titled Proměny (Transformations), which was accompanied by the launch of a brochure recapitulating the past and present of the National Theatre Ballet Preparatory School, furnished with Czech and English texts. It is the very first comprehensive publication of the type, providing ample facts and photographs, as well as professional biographies of the ballet stars who as children were nurtured at our school. The booklet is available for purchase at the National Theatre box office at the New Stage.

Last year, a number of our pupils passed admission examinations and enrolled at the Prague Dance Conservatory, while some others are currently attending the Brno Dance Conservatory, the Prague Dance Centre, the International Conservatory of Prague, and other prestigious schools.

In the 2019/2020 season, our pupils will continue to appear in the Czech National Ballet productions of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker – A Christmas Carol. They will also perform in Petr Zuska’s choreography A Bouquet, created for the Prague Chamber Ballet. Moreover, we will collaborate with Zuska within the upcoming premiere of the National Theatre Opera adaptation of Bohuslav Martinů’s choral ballet The Chap-Book. In all likelihood, our children will appear in the new production of The Sleeping Beauty, which will receive its Czech premiere.
I hope that our pupils and teachers will accomplish all their tasks with aplomb, as they always have.

Jana Jodasová
Director of the National Theatre Ballet Preparatory School

 

A guest from South Korea

On 4 October 2019, the National Theatre Ballet Preparatory School welcomed a representative of the Korean National Ballet Academy. We showed our dear guest the premises we work in and, during the fifth and sixth grade classes, shared with her our teaching experience. The visit confirmed that notwithstanding the thousands of kilometres separating the Czech Republic and South Korea the ballet art connects us, as the dance language is understood by everyone worldwide.

Publication Ballet Preparatory School 1835 – 2019

For the very first time in its history, the National Theatre Ballet Preparatory School has issued a comprehensive publication informing the readers about its past, including major figures and distinguished educators. It gives a brief account of the repertoire and annual performances that have featured our pupils. The booklet also contains short professional biographies of the ballet stars who launched their careers as little children at our school.
We believe that ballet lovers will find our publication an engrossing read

Proměny - Metamorphoses

The National Theatre Ballet Preparatory School pupils in Swan Lake

The Czech National Ballet presented in Czech premiere the globally celebrated choreographer John Cranko’s adaptation of P. I. Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. We are delighted that the National Theatre Ballet Preparatory School pupils appear in the splendid production.

The National Theatre Ballet Preparatory School pupils in A Bouquet

Our pupils have been afforded the opportunity to perform in the Prague Chamber Ballet production A Bouquet, directed and choreographed by Petr Zuska.

With a view to further improving its activity, the National Theatre Ballet Preparatory School welcomes financial contributions. At their own discretion, sponsors can either be named or remain anonymous. The contributions we receive are made use of in compliance with the respective legal regulations. We would like to ask those interested in sponsorship to contact directly the Benefactors’ Club.

tel. 731 603 641, e-mail: mecenas@narodni-divadlo.cz 

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