Tag: Petr Zuska

Prague Chamber Ballet: 50 Years of Grace

The Prague Chamber Ballet Celebrates its Golden Anniversary ‘The 50th Anniversary Gala of Ballet Prague’ offered a montage of finest moments from the now-named Prague Chamber Ballet at the Estates Theater Nov 16. Despite facing many struggles over the years, from Communist occupation to finding a permanent performance space, the evening’s dancers showed that hardships had no effect on the quality of work. Featured pieces included choreography by Pavel Šmok,…

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…

The Classic Story Once More Re-Told

If you wake up suddenly at 5 am, it’s said to mean you have a troublesome worry. Here’s how ‘Romeo and Juliet’ choreographer Petr Zuska, wide awake at 5:00, solved his. The Czech National Ballet artistic director and choreographer began working on Romeo and Juliet a year ago, he told the audience at a public discussion shortly before the ballet’s premiere Nov 14-15. But he couldn’t grasp a good starting…

Re:Source – Juliet’s Sorrow, Romeo’s Grief, in Ballet

. This backgrounder article is sponsored by The Czech National Ballet as a service for Opus Osm readers. Autentickou českou verzi článku najdete níže. Premieres of Romeo and Juliet are set for Nov 14 and 15 at The State Opera, with further performances Nov 17 and 20. Further performances are scheduled in December 2013; and in January, February, and May 2014. . The Czech National Ballet presents Romeo and Juliet Music: Sergey Prokofiev Choreography…

Juliet’s Sorrow, Romeo’s Grief

Romeo and Juliet return to the National Theatre in a new version by Petr Zuska. One of the best-loved classic ballets, Romeo and Juliet held its world premiere not in Prokofiev’s Moscow, but right here in the Czech Republic, at the National Theatre Brno at the end of 1938. That location was chosen after Russian officials frowned – a little too heavily for comfort – on Prokofiev’s choice of a…

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,…

Monday, November 28, 2011: Words on Dance

A Few Words on Dance, from an Expert If you’re curious or confused about contemporary dance — or even if you’re a bit afraid of it — you can easily learn more about it from a master. The three Christopher Bruce dance pieces currently being presented under the title Moonshine await you at the New Stage of the National Theatre, Dec 1, 6, and 7. Mr Bruce is one of…