Tag: Jiří Kylian

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 Hlavního 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…

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…

Home Sweet Homecomings

Theatergoers in Prague don’t have to travel far to see the country’s finest dancers onstage, especially when the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre comes to town… A traveling performance from Ostrava, “Homecomings” at Prague’s National Theater November 2 was a homecoming in more ways than one. The music of three Czech composers from the late 19th and early 20th centuries was presented in three fresh interpretations from some of the finest contemporary…

Czech National Ballet ‘Symphony II’ to Premiere

Following is the beginning of an article on the Czech National Ballet’s newest premiere, Symphony II. You can find the full article, provided for our readers by the Czech National Ballet, by clicking the black “Re:Source” tab at the top of any page. 2014 is the Year of Czech Music, to which we aim to respond with this production. It bears the title Czech Ballet Symphony II and links up…

Re:Source: The Czech Ballet Symphony II

This backgrounder article is sponsored by The Czech National Ballet as a service for Opus Osm readers. Autentickou českou verzi článku najdete níže The Czech National Ballet presents Ballet Symphony II Czech Ballet Symphony II, linking up to the 2007 mixed bill, will be premiered within the “Year of Czech Music.” The performance is made up of works by Czech choreographers created to Czech music – Field Mass by Jiří Kylián, Stabat…

Wednesday, May 30, 2012: A Palette of Movement

420People Mix a Colorful Palette of Moves The dance company 420People premiered one of their newest works, Wind-Up, at the Archa Theatre May 13-14. Fortunately, they will reprise the show June 23-24 at the same venue, so in case you missed it in May, you can catch it in June. Or see it again for the second time. The choreography by co-founder and artistic director Václav Kuneš is a gorgeous…

Thursday, May 10, 2012:Dance in their Dreams?

Do ballet dancers dance in their dreams? No, says Petr Zuska. A Thursday afternoon chat about dance, over a glass of white wine on the New Stage, reunited two friends: Marek Eben, the master conductor of interviews, and the man who rules the moves at the National Theatre Ballet, artistic director Petr Zuska. The public conversation May 3 marked Mr. Zuska’s 10th year in the director’s position. The milestone will…

Wednesday, February 15, 2012: Ballet Mania

The Beauty of Ballet Mania “The Ballet Mania performance will guide you through the history of ballet,” the program promises. That may sound rather daunting. It’s not. The annual Ballet Mania (Baletomanie) was presented in late January, but fortunately will be repeated Feb 22. Incredibly, its prologue depicts every era, every style, every type of costume, and glimpses of ballet’s “top hits,” all in literally one moment. It is glorious,…

Friday, December 16, 2011: You Take a Cloud

Other Side of the Curtain: What Really Goes On Before the Curtain Goes Up? Jiří Kylián and Making a Dance: It’s Like You Take a Cloud Nataša Novotná, executive director of the 420People dance group, perches on the edge of a sofa at The New Stage Café. She’s just come from a long Workshop session with 21 young student dancers. They’ve gathered from professional dance schools and conservatories for extra…

Friday, December 16, 2011: You Take A Cloud

Nataša Novotná, executive director of the 420People dance group, perches on the edge of a sofa at The New Stage Café. She’s just come from a long Workshop session with 21 young student dancers. They’ve gathered from professional dance schools and conservatories for extra training here, and the possible chance to meet an international icon of ballet, Czech choreographer Jiří Kylián. This is the start of an article in our…

Thursday, Nov 24, 2011: Red Dress Evening

A Red-Dress Evening Put on your red dress (or red bow tie, as appropriate) because next Wednesday (Nov 30) is a red-letter day in Prague dance. It’s the high point of two weekends of dance workshops, the date for a gala dance performance, a night to celebrate an anniversary, a time to launch a new book, and a night for a whole constellation of leading dancers in Europe to perform…