World premiere of choreoraphy Dos soles solos on-line on YouTube: Thursday March 25th at 19.00 to Wednesday March 31st 24.00
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1 hour 30 minutes, no intermissionPremiere
March 25, 2021
The world premiere of Alejandro Cerrudo’s choreography serves to confirm that during the 2020/21 season the Czech National Ballet has continued to embrace new works, thus keeping in mind what the sense of art is. Notwithstanding the difficulties of the present time, the company keeps striving to cultivate the community milieu and generate creative energy.
“Once I enter the studio I donʼt think about sun, death or rebirth. I just listen to the music and watch the dancers – and we make something new, in the present moment. As Chris McCandless says: The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”
The Spanish choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo arrived in Prague in the autumn of 2020. He conceived his new work in direct synergy with the dancers at ballet studios, inspired by the momentary impulses captured at the Czech National Ballet and in Prague itself. Completed in November 2020, Cerrudo’s choreography has been recorded. The dancers had to get used to exercising in facemasks, disinfecting their hands, working in small closed groups, taking tests, protecting themselves and others, closely observing their health, and in doing so proving that the Covid era will not destroy the arts, nor live theatre.
Alejandro Cerrudo’s choreography Dos soles solos (along with Cayetano Soto’s Prelude und Liebestod and Douglas Lee’s Puppet) will make up Phoenix, a new production that will enrich the Czech National Ballet’s repertoire.
DOS SOLES SOLOS (Alejandro Cerrudo)
World premiere on-line on YouTube channel of The Czech National Ballet on Thursday March 25th at 19.00
Record of the choreography on-line until March 31st 2021
Alejandro Cerrudo was previously engaged with the Victor Ullate Ballet, the Stuttgarter Ballett and Nederlands Dans Theater 2. He is resident choreographer at the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago company. His miniature Paco Pope Pluto too was included in the Velvet Gala in 2019 in Prague.
DOS SOLES SOLOS
Choreography: Alejandro Cerrudo
Set design: Michael Korsch
Costumes: Karen Young
Light Design: Daniel Tesař
Ballet Master: Alexandre Katsapov
Music: Caroline Shaw (Entr’acte , Plan & Elevation)
Music record: Attacca Quarte
photo: Martin Divíšek, Serghei Gherciu