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Timeless

State Opera (Státní opera), Wilsonova 4, Praha 1 - Nové Město, 110 00

  • ballet

When?

  • Thu 23. 1. 2020 19.00
  • Fri 24. 1. 2020 19.00
  • Fri 31. 1. 2020 19.00
  • Sun 2. 2. 2020 14.00 a 19.00
  • Sat 29. 2. 2020 19.00
  • Sun 1. 3. 2020 14.00 a 19.00
  • Tue 3. 3. 2020 19.00

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Balanchine — Gat — Tetley: A Touch of Eternity!

This performance goes beyond the limits of time not only with its name but also with its perfect ballet forms, pure beauty and breathtaking effect of contemporary dance.

The first part — Serenade by George Balanchine — and the closing choreography — The Rite of Spring by Glen Tetley are great treasures of ballet tradition. They are rightly perceived as the pillars of dance art — time has proven their indisputable quality. Watching them is highly exciting, especially considering the fact that The Rife of Spring is so demanding that the dancers are pushed beyond their physical limits.

The middle part of the evening, Separate Knots, is an original artwork by an Israeli choreographer Emanuel Gat who created this intimate duet especially for the Czech National Ballet. The author plays out an interesting game of “two knots, worlds, energy fields that are separated”. Part of the performance is also live music — a piano virtuoso plays F. Chopin and adds another timeless dimension to the piece.

There is one more thing about Separate Knots that is remarkable. Emanuel Gat created his work for three different casts that are uniquely mixed: There are two males, two females and a male and a female. These three pairs take turns, each evening there is a different pair on stage. They bring very different interpretations due to gender differences but also thanks to their unrepeatable creativity, personal vibe and refreshing moments of unpredictability.

Programme:

  • Serenade
    choreography > George Balanchine
    music > Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    costumes > Roman Šolc
    lighting design > Daniel Tesař
  • Separate Knots
    choreography > Emanuel Gat
    music > Fryderyk Chopin
    costumes > Emanuel Gat
    lighting design > Emanuel Gat
  • Le sacre du printemps
    choreography > Glen Tetley
    music > Igor Stravinsky
    sets > Nadine Baylis
    costumes > Nadine Baylis
    lighting design > John B. Read

running time > 2 h 15 min (2 intermissions)

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Information source: Národní divadlo