Viktor KonvalinkaSoloist of the Czech National Ballet
After graduating from the Prague Dance Conservatory in 2004, Viktor Konvalinka joined the Czech National Ballet, where in 2006 he was named a soloist. He is a highly talented dancer possessing a distinct motion phraseology, performing classical repertoire solo roles, as well as appearing in modern ballets and contemporary productions. Prague audiences have seen him in choreographies by Libor Vaculík (Lucrezia Borgia), Jiří Kylián (Petite mort, Sinfonietta), Petr Zuska (Bolero, Maria’s Dream, Ibbur, or A Prague Mystery, Requiem, BREL – VYSOTSKY – KRYL / Solo for Three, A Little Extreme, Lyrical Song, Le Sacre du printemps), Mats Ek (Carmen), Jan Kodet (Goldilocks, Duel and Camoufl•AGE). His most recent significant roles include the characters of Friar Laurence in Zuska’s production of Romeo and Juliet, Prince in Maillot’s Cinderella, Prince of the West in Torres’s Sleeping Beauty, Krabat in Kodet’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and the Sailor in Jerome Robbins’s Fancy Free (Americana III).
In addition to dancing, he has also created his own works. For the mixed bill Miniatures, staged at the Estates Theatre, he conceived the choreographies To nepochopíš … (You Won’t Understand It …), Tři pro sólo (Three for Solo), Pražské hystérium (Prague Mystery), Ultimo, Jakstohoven and Just Solo. He attended summer master classes at the Dance Academy in Dresden and in Philadelphia, deepening his skills in classical and modern technique. Viktor Konvalinka has received a number of accolades in Czech and international competitions.
In 2009, Tomáš Rychetský, Pavel Hejný and Viktor Konvalinka founded the DekkaDancers ensemble, in which he was given free rein to materialise his notions of dance and choreographic invention (Podkultovní zboží, Kill de Bill, Umíněnost ztracených, Port 9, Černé mraky napláčou, Cave and Creatures, etc...).
The group have mainly performed with Czech National Ballets dancers and besides choreographies have participated in various events, including fashion shows and rock concerts.