The ballet Petite Mort marked Jiří Kylián’s first choreography in the repertoire. In the revival of the work after the reconstruction of the Janáček Theatre, the premiere features new choreography by talented contemporary choreographer, Johan Inger. Set to Ravel's Bolero, his most famous choreography to date, Walking Mad, is a symbolic journey on which we come face to face with our own fears, desires and the lightness of being. As such, Walking Mad is a great addition to the evening’s other exceptional works. Today’s most acclaimed choreographer, Jiří Kylián, is the creator of the superb work Petite Mort, a dance for six men, six women and six foils. Presenting their works alongside this master are choreographers for whom Jiří Kylián has been a great inspiration and who share common experience in the Nederlands Dans Theater under his leadership. Besides Johan Ingger, there is also the excellent Slovak choreographer Lukáš Timulák in his Masculine/Feminine, in which he tackles some of the greatest mysteries of our everyday life with humour, and, as the name suggests, it’s all about the differences between the male and the female world. And the art director of the NdB Ballet, Mário Radačovský, who presents the work Spolu, a micro-story about victory and defeat, searching and finding, and the common joys and experiences that connect us with others.
From the 11th May 2019 in the Janáček Theatre
length of performance: 2 hours 30 minutes
two breaks - each 20 minutes
suitable from 12 years
photo by Ivan Pinkava, Vladimír KIVA Novotný, Pavel Hejný