Season 2016-2017

Music: Jiří Pavlica, Henryk Górecki


Choreography and direction: Petr Zuska
Set design: Jan Dušek
Costume Design: Kateřina Štefková

Leaf does not have to, God, pray for anything, you did let it grow and it did not spoil it. But what about me?

Autumn premiere is an original creation on music by Jiří Pavlica – in the interpretation of Hradišťan, Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, Altai Kai and Jumping Drums, and music by Henryk Górecki. It is prepared for Ballet NdB by Petr Zuska, the longtime artistic director of the National Theatre Ballet in Prague and the most outstanding Czech present choreographer. In our theater you could see three of his works – the Sonata for violin and piano by Leoš Janáček, Maria’s Dream on music by C. Saint -Saëns, C. Pugni and D.M.J. 1956–1977 on music by A. Dvořák, B. Martinů and L. Janáček. Last choreography won the main prize in the competition of contemporary ballet creation of 2001–2004 and was aft erwards transfered to our first Czech scene, National Theatre in Prague. Tremble is inspired by the poem by Vladimír Holan Last Leaf, but also by the contemporary image of our world in the beginning of the 21st century. More so than ever today resound the age -old questions – who are we? and where are we going? In the meaning of our ‚miniature‘ life stories and destinies, our individual motivations and what we consider good and right within a doubt of our existence. Together with Holan, we can ask the private question: What about me? The unanswered question, because it represents one of the greatest mysteries of human existence.

Premiere 10th November 2016, Janáček Theatre



Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


Libretto: Ivan Vsevoložskij, Marius Petipa
Choreography and direction: Bakhram Yuldashev according to Marius Petipa
Conductor: Pavel Šnajdr

Sleeping Beauty like a classical ballet gem.

The last of the trio of famous Tchaikovsky ballets Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty, aft er more than twenty years, getting back to our repertoire. An immortal work, inspired by Charles Perrault’s Sleeping Beauty, was created by Marius Petipa with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The premiere was in 1890 in czarist Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. It is perhaps the most challenging ballet in all aspects. Its music and dancing difficulty puts enormous demands on the performers, the opulence and pomposity of stage and costume settings than for the theatre’s budget. But the result is always worth it. Only a few theatres and ballet companies with good artistic and economical backround are able to play this cornerstone of the classical ballet. Our production will go from the Petersburg ballet tradition, choreographed by the Russian choreographer and ballet master Bakhram Yuldashev. More than a hundred years come generations of spectators to admire the fairy tale of Princess Aurora and Prince Désiré, when over their destinies battled the forces of good and evil, the Lilac Fairy and the evil Carabosse. Tchaikovsky’s wonderful music, Petipa’s brilliant choreographic composition along with the fairy tale setting and performances of our company and soloists promise a top of ballet season already in the spring.

Premiere 22nd April 2017, Mahen Theatre