NEW STAGE of National Theatre
LEGENDARY CULLBERG BALLET COMES TO PRAGUE!
Legendary company comes to Prague! Choreographer Alexander Ekman is conquering the international dance scene. In 2006 he was said to be “a rising young choreographer to keep an eye on”. In October 2010 he created his first full length evening: Ekman’s Triptych - A Study of Entertainment. Three separate works weave through a multitude of expressions, where dance meets dialogue, wit becomes wistful and the meaningful cohorts with the meaningless. What is entertainment?
“This is my first full-evening performance and it is tremendously inspiring! This is a fabulous opportunity. I want to create an evening that surprises the audience on so many different levels. The work contains three themes with three moods. I have always been fascinated by the difference between art and entertainment, and I will try to get the audience to question entertainment’s clichés,” said Alexander Ekman in autumn 2010. more
MAY PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS
Contemporary, retro choreographies as well as classical dance: May at the New Stage is a month of dance, the genre above all borders, whether language or cultural ones.
On May 1 st , the leading Czech contemporary dance company, 420PEOPLE will kick off with a dance adaptation of one of the iconic items of Czech literature – May by the legendary poet K. H. Mácha. The lyrical visions of his poetry are transformed into fantastic stage images, a wide palette of different moods and exceptional dance and drama performance. 420PEOPLE is one of the few Czech companies to create within the context of contemporary European theatre. You can also come and see two of their short pieces, REEN and 14‘20‘‘‚ on May 22 nd . Another contemporary dance item on our May programme… more
LOVE & PEACE BY ANA TZAREV The monumental sculpture LOVE & PEACE, the most ambitious project by Ana Tzarev, artist of Croatian origian based in New York, will be showcased from May until the end of summer at the square of the piazzeta of the National Theatre in Prague, Czech Republic. ANA TZAREV'S work LOVE & PEACE, a larger than life flower sculpture has been previously showcased i.e. at the Saatchi Gallery in London, in Shenzhen and the National Museum in Rome. Current exhibitions of this monumental sculpture include London's Park Lane and the Academy of Fine Art in Rome. Venice, Istanbul, New York, and Singapore will also join the "bouquet of love and peace" following Prague. more
WONDERFUL CIRCUS GOES DIGITAL One of the iconic theatre pieces with one of the highest scores of reruns to its account is entering the digital era. Within the last six months, the original film material that has been part of over 6,200 reruns since the premiere in 1977 has been turned into digital version. Each take has been meticulously adjusted, one screen after another, so as to provide the audience with a perfect visual experience, yet not to lose any of its analog charm. Developing the story of two clowns in search of the unattainable ideal of beauty, the creative trio - Evald Schorm, Jiří Srnec and Jan Švankmajer, are bound to enchant you with the unique poetics of the 1970´s. more