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Program

Feb 19, 2004 12:00 AM - Feb 22, 2004 12:00 AM

Czech Dancers in Ballet Nijinsky at City Center

The Hamburg Ballet makes its New York debut.

WHEN:
February 19-21 at 8 pm
February 22 at 2 pm


WHERE:
City Center
West 55th Street (between Sixth & Sevenths Avenues), New York City

For tickets call 212 581 1212

 

The Hamburg Ballet makes its New York debut with a full-length John Neumeier original, Nijinsky, based on the life and legend of one of the most exceptional artists of the twentieth century, featuring Czech dancers Jiří and Otto Bubeníček. The ballet will be also  performed in Costa Mesa and Washington, D.C.




The Hamburg Ballet makes its New York debut with a full-length John Neumeier original, Nijinsky, based on the life and legend of one of the most exceptional artists of the twentieth century, featuring Czech dancers Jiří and Otto Bubeníček. The ballet will be also  performed in Costa Mesa and Washington, D.C.


Under the leadership of Artistic Director John Neumeier for the past 30 years,The Hamburg Ballet
has achieved a phenomenal reputation as one of the world ’s most exciting dance companies.The ballet Nijinsky explores the inner and outer world of the great dancer and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky.As a dancer,Nijinsky experienced popularity,publicity,and fame comparable only to that of Rudolf Nureyev during his times. It was as a choreographer,however,that Nijinsky established a new direction – a dance vision pointing the way towards modern choreography. Ultimately, though,his story was one of tragedy,as his genius gave way to schizophrenia,and his world disintegrated into madness.Dance magazine hails Nijinsky as “the most ambitious project in the ballet world in recent years.”

The twin brothers Jiří and Otto Bubeníček (b.1974) perform in this touring Nijinsky production in the title role of Vaslav Nijinsky and the role of the Golden Slave and the Faun. They studied at the Conservatory of Dance in Prague under Andrej Halasz and Jaroslav Slavicky. After completing their training at the Conservatory the brothers joined choreographer John Neumeier ’s renowned Hamburg Ballet ensemble in 1993, where they are now the principals. In 2002,Jiří received the Prix Benois de la Danse which crowned him as the world ’s best dancer of the year. As actors,the Bubeníčeks have each developed their own idiosyncrasies. Otto, the more sensitive, reserved, and thoughtful of the pair, often plays darker or more romantic parts.
Jiří,who is more extroverted and lively,is
frequently assigned the role of the macho womanizer or the daredevil. The resemblance between the gifted brothers is complemented by their ability to achieve a harmonious symmetry of motion. “We can feel each other move,” Jiří explains. “When we ’re both on stage,” Otto adds, “my brother cananticipate what I’ll do the next second and I can do the same with him.”

Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

From: Feb 19, 2004 12:00 AM
To: Feb 22, 2004 12:00 AM

Organizer:

The Hamburg Ballet


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