All That Jazz, Rock, Blues - Premiere Nov 2, 2017

Premiere Nov 2, 2017, 6.30 PM - Jiří Myron Theatre

The Ecstasy of dance

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Feb 13, 2018, 6.30 PM
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Feb 16, 2018, 6.30 PM
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Mar 1, 2018, 6.30 PM
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Dance performance “All That Jazz, Rock, Blues” is an impressive blend of musical styles which uses various dance techniques frequently connected with acrobatic elements. The individual parts of the performance lead us through various times and places, often exotic, and the tantalising effect of an extraordinarily sensual experience characteristic of lively modern dance is never absent.

The choreography of Itzik Galili’s “O Balcão de Amor” recalls the arrival of Cuban mambo and the music of Pérez Prado, known as the king of this genre to this day. 

Certain things which we encounter as adults, through seemingly trivial details, take us back to our youth and its hopes”, wrote Galili after a visit to Cuba, where he came across Prado’s music and from where he drew inspiration for the creation of a work full of sparkling comedy, jokes, natural sexuality and charming absurdities.

The characteristic voice of Tom Waits, whose chansons and blues sometimes have an almost industrial sound, rings out in the choreography of Johan Inger “Rain Dogs”. The casualness of jazz and the rugged, melancholic voice of the legendary singer create a wide and emotionally charged musical space in the background of the action. 

     

The songs of Tom Waits tell tangible stories. Therefore, I have been able to create specific situations based on the stories of these songs. But what appealed to me more, was the idea of making the content a little more abstract and thereby, I think, getting even closer to the theme of a song in its essence”, says choreographer Inger, revealing his method of working with Waits’ music.

And the show does not forget rock music and even includes the tango of Argentinian bandoneon player Ástor Piazzolla, which became the inspiration for the choreography of “Après Rasage” by Regina Hofman.

The presence of this seemingly distant genre, which Ástor Piazzolla succeeded in giving a new, lively form at a time when the tango seemed to have been almost forced out by swing and rock ’n’ roll, promotes not only the theme of choreography itself, but also the musical dramaturgy of the whole evening based on the concept of the internal affinity of the diverse forms of dance music, and expressed in the name of the performance. 


 
 
Choreography Itzik GaliliJohan Inger and Regina Hofman
 
 
 

The choreography of Johan Inger’s “Rain Dogs” has been realised under the personal patronage of the Swedish Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Mrs Viktoria Li. 


The choreography of Itzik Galili’s “O Balcão de Amor” has been realised with the financial backing and under the personal patronage of the Israeli Ambassador to the Czech Republic, H.Em. Daniel Martin Meron

 

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Feb 13, 2018 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detailtickets
Feb 16, 2018 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detailtickets
Mar 1, 2018 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detailtickets

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