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Balanchine – Gat – Tetley: A Touch of Eternity!

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Choreography: George Balanchine
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Staged by: Nanette Glushak
Costumes: Roman Šolc
Light design: Daniel Tesař
Musical preparation: David Švec
Conductor: David Švec, Václav Zahradník
Ballet master: Nelly Danko, Michaela Černá, Alexey Afanasiev

Separate Knots

Choreography: Emanuel Gat
Music: Fryderyk Chopin
Costumes: Emanuel Gat
Light design: Emanuel Gat
Piano: Martin Levický, Marcel Javorček, David Švec
Ballet master: Jan Kodet, Radek Vrátil

Le sacre du printemps

Choreography: Glen Tetley
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Sets: Nadine Baylis
Costumes: Nadine Baylis
Light design: John B. Read
Musical preparation: David Švec
Conductor: David Švec, Václav Zahradník
Ballet master: Tereza Podařilová, Alexandre Katsapov, Jiří Kodym

This performance goes beyond the limits of time not only with its name but also with its perfect ballet forms, pure beauty and breathtaking effect of contemporary dance.

The first part – Serenade by George Balanchine – and the closing choreography – The Rite of Spring by Glen Tetley are great treasures of ballet tradition. They are rightly perceived as the pillars of dance art – time has proven their indisputable quality. Watching them is highly exciting, especially considering the fact that The Rife of Spring is so demanding that the dancers are pushed beyond their physical limits.

The middle part of the evening, Separate Knots, is an original artwork by an Israeli choreographer Emanuel Gat who created this intimate duet especially for the Czech National Ballet. The author plays out an interesting game of “two knots, worlds, energy fields that are separated”. Part of the performance is also live music – a piano virtuoso plays F. Chopin and adds another timeless dimension to the piece.

There is one more thing about Separate Knots that is remarkable. Emanuel Gat created his work for three different casts that are uniquely mixed: There are two males, two females and a male and a female. These three pairs take turns, each evening there is a different pair on stage. They bring very different interpretations due to gender differences but also thanks to their unrepeatable creativity, personal vibe and refreshing moments of unpredictability.

Czech premiere: 20 and 21 October 2017 at the National Theatre

Soloists and corps de ballet of The Czech National Ballet
State Opera Orchestra

piano solo: Martin Levický / Marcel Javorček / David Švec

Approximate running time, including intermissions:
2 hours, 15 minutes, two 20-minute intermissions

Thalia Awards, Ondřej Vinklát, Le sacre du printemps , The best Achievement in category Ballet, pantomime
Thalia Awards, Nikola Márová, Le sacre du printemps , The best Achievement in category Ballet, pantomime

The performance of the Serenade, a Balanchine Ballet, is presented by arrangement with The George Balanchine Trust.

Performance of the Le sacre du printemps by permission of the Glen Tetley Legacy.

Photo of the visual image: Pavel Hejný
Photographers for production: Pavel Hejný, Younsik Kim, Anna Rasmussen

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