Tag: Bohemia Ballet

Opus Osm Minutka: Oliver Twist

This classic English tale is probably best known for the famous line, “Please sir, I want some more,” but this orphan story is told entirely through the language of dance. Opus Osm Minutka (Little Minute): Five Fast Facts About Bohemia Ballet’s Oliver Twist 1 This is the first Prague presentation of the story as a ballet. French choreographer Bérangère Andréo adapted the story for dance, set to music by Rachel…

Magazine: DKP, A Path to Professionalism

Pavel Šmok. Jiři Kylian. Nikola Márová. Many of the Czech dance names that we know and love have one thing in common: they are proud alumni of the DKP – Dance Conservatory of Prague (Taneční Konzervatoř Klavního Města Prahy). The Dance Conservatory of Prague was founded shortly after the end of WWII, on October 11, 1945. Students study the normal academic curriculum while dipping their toes into these dance classrooms…

OpusOsm Minutka: TanecValmez Dance!

The Czech dance community gathered in the Moravian town of Valašské Meziříčí in early June to celebrate the international language of dance. Take a peek. Opus Osm’s Minutka (″Little Minute″): 5 Fast Facts about the TanecValmez Contemporary Dance Festival June 5-7, 2015 1 Friday and Saturday night’s programs featured an opening act of amateur performances from local dance schools. Proud parents filtered into the outdoor theater to support the young men…

For Kids Who Never Grow Up

James Barrie’s Peter Pan, a product of Edwardian England, has retained an amazing hold on our imagination. Like many of the products of that period, the light it shines conceals the darkness it seeks to escape from. The model for Peter was Barrie’s brother, who died in a skating accident when Barrie was seven. Barrie would dress up in his brother’s clothes to cheer up his mother. On a certain…

Thursday, May 17, 2012: Gala X

Gala X: Junior Dancers Meet Professionals in Zuska’s Retrospective The “Gala with Youth” dance performance May 10 and 12 at The Theatre of the Estates brought together today’s experienced National Theatre dancers with tomorrow’s potential stars, all performing a handful of pieces by masterful choreographer Petr Zuska. It was part of Mr Zuska’s retrospective Petr Zuska Gala X marking his tenth anniversary as artistic director and choreographer for the National…