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Nov 16, 2018 10:00 PM

Dance performance: Contour

Choreographed by Jiří Bartovanec and performed by National Theatre Brno; full of beautiful movements and dancers who put their hearts into the performance. Part of Freedom and Movement festival on November 16, 2018.

A night of celebration throughout the Bohemian National Hall for the anniversary of the Velvet Revolution on November 17, 1989. The Velvet Revolution marked the end of Communism in Czechoslovakia after student protestors packed the streets of Prague, forcing the Communist government to relinquish power. In collaboration with Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York.

NOVEMBER 16, 2018
4th Floor, Ballroom


The production is the author’s commentary on the marginal events that have influenced the direction of society. The performance is the contour of the present, where freedom means to overcome our own fears, express our desire to exist and in accordance with everything that determines and surrounds us. We consider freedom as a complex, conscientiously powerful, equally well-grounded and intuitive form of dealing with the present.

Jiří Bartovanec
He was born in 1983 in the Czech Republic. After the studies at the Duncan Centre Dance Conservatory in Prague, he went to Berlin where he worked with Farhad Payer and Yasmine Kalif on a theatrical production Jack and Harun and with Toula Limnaios on a theatrical performance Irrsinn. He also worked with Jochen Roller (Mindgarden), William Forsyth (Human Writes) and Jiří Havelka and Tiger Lilies (Here I Am a Human). Since 2003 he has been working with Sasha Waltz and he became a permanent member of the Sasha Waltz & Guests. His first solo When My Mind Is Rocking, I Know It´s 7 had premiere in April 2008. The solo was followed by many other performances in Europe and Africa. In 2014, his choreography Globe was nominated for the Czech Dance Platform. His last works are solo performances Entropy (2015) and Razzle Dazzle (2017). His production is Luther, Dancing with the Gods (2017) was directed by Robert Wilson. In the last few years, he has collaborated with National Theatre Brno on several productions such as Opening of Wells of Alfréd Radok directed by J. A. Pitínský, Odyssea by Julia Wissert and Contour in his own direction.

Dalibor Buš
Dalibor Buš is a theatre actor engaged in the Goose on a String Theatre, also working as an acting trainer and a pedagogue at the Theater Faculty of JAMU in Brno. Besides that, he regularly volunteers for the Czech Clown Care.

Jakub Šafránek
Jakub Šafránek studied at the Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava. He has worked with many Czech theaters, mostly in Brno – there he learned puppetry and worked as a playwright. He has been a member of the National Theatre Brno since 2008.

Tereza Marečková
Tereza Marečková studied violin at Brno Conservatory. At the age of seventeen, she started to work as an actress in the Goose on a String Theatre. In addition to acting, she composes scenic music.

Hana Tomáš Briešťanská
Hana T. Briešťanská works as an actress, a dubbing artist and a presenter. She has been a member of the National Theatre Brno since 2014. She was awarded the prestigious Thalia Award for the best actress of the year in 2016.

Martin Sláma
Martin Sláma graduated from the Theatre Faculty of JAMU 
(the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno) in 1992 and has been a member of the National Theatre Brno since that. He regularly works in dubbing and can be seen in numerous TV productions and series.

Annette Nesvadbová
Annette Nesvadbová studied at the Theatre Faculty of DAMU (the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague). She is an actress of the National Theatre Brno. 

Tereza Groszmannová
Tereza Groszmannová is a solo actress in the National Theatre Brno. She was one of the nominees for the Thalia and Diva Awards and received an award for her contribution to the Italian culture. She teaches acting at the Janáček Conservatory in Brno. She also does voice acting for TV shows. 

Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to showtime. Empty seats will be released to standby patrons after that time. 


Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States


Nov 16, 2018 10:00 PM


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