Tag: Nikolá Márová

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…

Winter’s Last Stand: An Enduring Snow Queen

The Czech National Ballet bids a final farewell to winter with a glittery, fantasy-filled production of The Snow Queen. Guest choreographer Michael Corder of the English National Ballet explains the background for this Czech production, which premiered Mar 3-4 at the State Opera: “I only choreograph, really, because I love the music,” he began, when asked about his motivation. “The entire inspiration for the ballet was Prokofiev’s music.” Corder was…

Dancers Shine at Golden Prague Awards

For dance fans, five dance companies provided the real show at Czech Television’s ‘Golden Prague’ awards night. From classical to contemporary, solo performances to synchronized ballet, the live dance performances in between the awards and speeches showed the diversity of the Czech dance scene. In particular, a few promising young artists demonstrated that audiences will continue to be delighted for years to come. The annual Czech Television awards evening came…