Petite Mort

Johan Inger for the fi rst time in the ballet repertoire – Walking Mad.

Choreography: Jiří Kylián, Lukáš Timulák, Mário Radačovský

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert, Ludwig van Beethoven, Herbie Flowers & Barry Morgan, Masakazu Ito

Petite Mort, Masculine Feminine, Together, Beethoven

A work by the world-renowned choreographer, Jiří Kylián, will be in the repertoire of the Ballet for the first time.

We join the fifty leading ballet companies in the world which have works by both George Balanchine and Jiří Kylián in their repertoires. For the first time a work by the choreographic master, Kylián, will be staged in Brno and introduced into the Company’s repertoire. The most acclaimed dance choreographer today, Jiří Kylián, is the creator of the outstanding work, Petite Mort. It features six men, six women and six fencing foils that symbolise energy, silence and sexuality.

For the two other choreographers whose works are featured in this triple bill, Jiří Kylián is their greatest role model and is the connecting element between them, as they both danced under Kylián’s leadership in the Nederlands Dans Theater.

In his work Masculine Feminine, the superb Slovak choreographer, Lukáš Timulák humorously explores some of the greatest mysteries of our day to day lives. As the title suggests, the differences between men and women are the inescapable result of our biology.

The evening concludes with Beethoven, choreographed by the Artistic Director of the Ballet of the National Theatre Brno, Mário Radačovský. This miniature is only a fragment of the full-length ballet about a musical genius who changed the world of the classical symphonic music by his individuality and brought it in the new forms and structure to perfection. Second choreography by Mário Radačovský Together is a micro-story of victories and defeats, searching and finding, shared experiences and perceptions. Whether we like it or not, we are connected with other people.

Premiere: 21st January 2016, Janáček Theatre

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