Thalia Awards 2020
Ballet, Dance and Theatre of movement
The awards went to:
– first soloist of The Czech national Ballet Alina Nanu – role: Tatiana
– former first soloist of The Czech National Ballet Ondřej Vinklát – role: Josef K.
production: Kafka: The Trial
Lifetime Achievement Thalia Awards 2020:
The Czech National Ballet is sending huge congratulations!
Thalia Awards 2020 – nominees announced
Prestigious Thalia Awards are taking place for the 27th time this year and due to lockdown will be presented online on 14 November 2020 at 8 pm. Thus, at least indirectly we will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty and creativity of the theatre art.
The Czech National Ballet dancers dominate the nominations and deserve great respect. The jury concentrated on the ballet Onegin by John Cranko – first soloist Alina Nanu, confirming again her bravura, was nominated for the role of Tatiana, demisoloist Irina Burduja was nominated for the role of Olga (“technically sure, she endowed the character with appropriate breeziness, effervescence, joy, charm and flirtatiousness”) and soloist Patrik Holeček for the main role of Onegin (“despite his youth his interpretation was persuasive and psychologically detailed, free of artificial pose”). Fourth nomination goes to Ondřej Vinklát (former first soloist of The Czech National Ballet, considered by the jury to be one of the “top dance artists”) for the leading role of Josef K. in Kafka: The Trial by Mauro Bigonzetti.
First soloist Nikola Márová (Rosetta in Leonce & Lena by Christian Spuck), ballet master and former first soloist Alexandre Katsapov (King Peter in Leonce & Lena), soloist Kristýna Němečková (Newspaper girl in Kafka: The Trial), soloist Matěj Šust (Lensky in Onegin) and demisoloist Jakub Rašek (Gods and Dogs solo in Kylián – Bridges of Time by Jiří Kylián).
Photo: Martin Divíšek, Serghei Gherciu, Pavel Hejný