New production of Jiří Kylián’s choreography in National Theatre’s repertoire

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The National Theatre presented the programme of Kylián’s four choreographies with the title Bridges of Time last year on the occasion of the anniversary of 100 years since independent Czechoslovakia was founded. The evening included Symphony of Psalms, Bella Figura, Petit Mort and Sechs Tänze.

November saw the new choreography Dogs and Gods Jiří Kylián created in 2008 for Nederlands Dans Theatre, which he founded. His intention was to approach the piece as the study between illness and health, normality and madness, and to bring up an idea on norms that define both contraries. Kylián aims at the center of emotions, but he does not order or bind.

“I am delighted that Jiří Kylián has selected for Prague these choreographies in particular, as I consider them to be highly spiritual, they are indisputably true gems within his oeuvre,” says Filip Barankiewicz, the Artistic Director of the Czech National

Ballet. The National Theatre has promoted Kylián’s choreographic work, increasing its awareness and popularity in the Czech Republic. The Czech National Ballet has previously staged his choreographies Return to a Strange Land, Field Mass, The Child and Magic, Petite Mort and Last Touch.