Ballet

Phoenix

Word premiere: 12 November 2020 at the National Theatre

The National Theatre
Modern adaptation
Contemporary Theatre
Premiérový titul

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    November 2020

    Thursday 12. 11.
    19:00

    Canceled

    Friday 13. 11.
    19:00

    Canceled

    Sunday 15. 11.
    14:00

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    Sunday 15. 11.
    19:00

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    Thursday 19. 11.
    19:00

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    February 2021

    Thursday 4. 2.
    19:00

    Ticket sales suspended

    Saturday 6. 2.
    14:00

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    Saturday 6. 2.
    19:00

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    Saturday 13. 2.
    14:00

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    Saturday 13. 2.
    19:00

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    Basic information

    Venue

    The National Theatre

    Premiere

    World premiere: 12 November 2020 at the National Theatre

    The new production, titled Phoenix, is made up of three brand-new choreographies created for the Czech National Ballet. It affords our dancers the opportunity to perform original works, to evolve their skills and embrace new choreographic voices.

    In times of doubt and confusion, it symbolises strength, transformation and renewal. For only from the ashes of who we were can we rise up to become who we're to be.

    Creatives

    About

    In ancient times, the Phoenix was depicted as the giant heron (the Bennu bird). Appearing after floods, according to mythology the bird was born from water, one of the primeval elements. Legend has it that the Phoenix engenders from itself, similarly to the Sun, while another variant claims that after burning itself the bird rises from its own ashes to a new life. The Phoenix rejuvenates, with this idea also indicating that old strength is renewed and new strength gained…

    The Czech National Ballet’s 2020/21 season marks the renewal of the Phoenix with new artistic experiences. Our world premiere with three choreographies by Douglas Lee, Alejandro Cerrudo and Cayetano Soto are boosted with creative energy.

    The Phoenix epitomises revival, resurrection, regeneration and rebirth. Such a notion is crucial for the beauty of theatre and our values in the world of art. It is reflection of our society and the essence of being.

    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.

    Douglas Lee is a freelance British choreographer. His works have been premiered by the Stuttgarter Ballett, the Norwegian National Ballet, the New York City Ballet, the Nederlands Dans Theater and other companies. His Snow Was Falling, created for the Perm Opera Ballet, received the coveted Golden Mask for the best choreography of 2016. Lee is known to Prague dance lovers too – his Mask Duet was presented within the Velvet Gala evening in November 2019 at the Estates Theatre.

    Cayetano Soto: “Like a Pedro Almodovar Film, Soto subverts beauty to convey something else” says the Washington Post. Award Winner Choreographer, Cayetano Soto former Ballet BC Resident Choreographer is a cutting-edge and bold creator with an unique voice in Contemporary Ballet. He has received commissions from Opera Ballet van Vlaanderen, Ballet du Capitole, Compañia Nacional de Danza, Stuttgarter Ballett, Ballett Zürich and Nederland Dans Theater, among  others.

     

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    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    When purchasing online, we will send you an E-ticket by e-mail. You can pick up printed tickets in person at any of our box offices.

    Parking at the National Theater

    While visiting The National Theatre and the New Stage You can use nearby secure car parks:
    Kotva department store (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh.
    Palladium department store (Na Poříčí 1079/3a, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh, or to the Powder Gate through Celetná street to Ovocný trh.

    From the beginning of April 2020, the underground car park is closed due to reconstruction. The length of the reconstruction is estimated at a year and a half.

     

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