Pavel Šmok

Stabat Mater

Mahen Theatre / Ballet 04/10/2021 19:00

A tribute to Pavel Šmok

It has now been five years since we have lost an unforgettable legend of Czech choreography, Pavel Šmok. To commemorate his iconic talent, we have decided to dedicate our autumn premiere to this choreographer, essential to the Czech independent dance scene of the second half of the 20th century. We will be celebrating Šmok with a selection of his most extraordinary works in three parts. Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) by Arnold Schoenberg is a score based on a poem by Richard Dehmel. Šmok sets the story of a pregnant woman in the post WWII era. A Jewish girl is returning from a concentration camp, she meets her new love but he needs to face a secret from her past – she bears a child of another. The second part of the evening concert is a score by Bedřich Smetana, Trio in G Minor. In this piece, Smetana is coming to terms with the death of his daughter, Bedřiška. Šmok follows the score order and adds to it his famous musicality, transformed into the urge to express the thoughts and emotions hidden in it. The cherry on the top of this celebratory evening is one of the most acclaimed works by Pavel Šmok, Stabat Mater, danced to the well‑known oratorio of the same name by Antonin Dvořák.

Premiere: 3rd of September 2021 at Mahen Theatre

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Production team

Pavel Šmok Choreography and Direction
Arnold Schönberg Music / Zjasněná noc
Bedřich Smetana Music / Trio g moll
Antonín Dvořák Music / Stabat Mater
Kateřina Dedková-Franková Staging / Zjasněná noc, Trio g moll
Marika Blahoutová Staging / Stabat Mater
Jan Dušek Light Design after Pavel Šmok / Transfigured Night
Marika Blahoutová Light Design after Pavel Šmok / Trio in G Minor, Stabat Mater
Jan Dušek Costume and Set Design / Zjasněná noc
Josef Jelínek Costume Design / Trio g moll, Stabat Mater
Jana Přibylová Assistant Choreographer / Zjasněná noc
Jana Ruggieri Assistant Choreographer / Trio g moll
Ivan Příkaský Assistant Choreographer / Stabat Mater
Luděk Mrkos Stage Manager


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