Mountain Call / Unanswered Question / Walking Mad
Three creators, three topics, three different movement manuscripts. Human relationships, basic questions of human existence, and question marks over one’s own identity. Questions that are very hard to answer nowadays.
The autumn premiere Bolero is a continuation of NdB Ballet’s efforts to present contemporary ballet repertoire and original works, in contrast to the previous season, now in the form of one-act evenings. Just as the Balanchine premiere shows dance in its purest neoclassical form, the Bolero evening will offer contemporary ballet sensed in the choreographic language of three mid-generation creators.
Premiere: 23th of September 2022 at the Janáček Theatre
duration: 2 hours 20 min
two intermissions: 20 and 20 min
suitable from 12 years
The choreographer, Dan Datcu, is not only a former soloist of our company but has previously created a piece for our ballet called Obliviously Aware at the Reduta Theatre, as part of the evening The Contrasts. Now, in an original piece Mountain Call – set to the music by the Balanescu String Quartet – he draws on different perspectives on folklore in a contemporary context, focusing on the topics of human existence defined as “birth,” “marriage,” and “life and death.”
Mário Radačovský’s latest choreography for NdB Ballet, Unanswered Question, reflects on the state of perception of today’s society and individuals on the currently frequent issue of the search for gender identity and the traditional view of the status of men and women. It asks whether the freedom of individual self-determination and the tolerance of the majority society has any clearer boundaries. The evening will conclude with Walking Mad, choreographed by Johan Inger to the music of Ravel’s Bolero, which we are returning to the repertoire after a covid absence in a renewed premiere.