BALLET & FASHION
The Czech National Ballet and Helena Fejková’s fashion design. On 6 January 2017, at 5 pm and 8 pm, at the New Stage.
The creative story of Helena Fejková can serve as an example of diligence and defiance, humility and love. A story fraught with the memory of the masters, blending with sensitivity and the designer’s aim to pursue her own vision of the world …
“Helena acknowledges that even the most beautiful dress is empty if not brought to life and worn by a true personality,” Jana Máchalová says about the renowned Czech fashion designer.
The very idea of personalities bringing clothes to life and setting them in motion through dance gave rise to the collaboration between Helena Fejková and Petr Zuska, the artistic director of the Czech National Ballet, as well as the company’s prominent soloists. Since their very first joint project, in 2006 at the Czernin Palace in Prague, followed by appearances at La Défense in Paris, in Beijing and Nicosia, there have been a number of shows in which the Czech National Ballet dancers have played a crucial role.
“I highly appreciate their professionalism and admire their creativity. They are able to breathe soul into the clothes, and reveal other aspects of the presented designs. Thus, the audience frequently get to see the unexpected – ‘a story of a ladies’ coat’, for instance,” Helena Fejková explains.
On 6 January 2017, the New Stage of the National Theatre in Prague will host a special performance/project/show, which will mark another significant milestone in the collaboration between Petr Zuska, the Czech National Ballet’s artistic director, and Helena Fejková, a distinguished fashion designer. By means of music and dance, it will attempt to unveil the sources of inspiration for selected collections Helena has conceived over the past few years. The audience can look forward to choreographies created by the soloist Zuzana Šimáková and Petr Zuska, to music by Kristína Miháľová & The Gang, the staging conceptions of Zuzana Šimáková, and, first and foremost, the performances of the Czech National Ballet dancers.
We cordially invite you to an unforgettable show, made up of dance, music and fashion!
Just two performances, on 6 January 2017, at 5 pm and 8 pm, at the New Stage
Photo: Pavel Hejný