23. May – 16. June 2018
Výstaviště Brno (Brno Exhibition Centre)
unique European dance festival
For the first time in history, the largest dance ensemble exhibition in Central and Eastern Europe will be put on jointly by the national theatre ensembles of Poland, Slovakia, Serbia, Austria, Slovenia, Ukraine, Croatia, Hungary, and the Czech Republic (Czech National Ballet and National Theatre Brno Ballet). The festival closely follows the 25-year tradition of the Tanec Brno (Dance Brno) festival. National Theatre Brno Ballet will kick of the festival in Reduta Theatre with the premier of Amadeus MozArt. The other festival stages will be Mahen Theatre and especially Pavilion F at the Brno Exhibition Centre. It will be a truly unique event in Europe. It is the first time that all of these groups will be meeting in one place.
This festival is a true miracle. Gathering the top ballet ensembles of national theatres from the former Austrian Empire all in one place is a great trick which will almost certainly not be repeated for another 100 years!
National Theatre Brno has ensembles for drama, opera, and ballet, and each of them has its own festival, which forms a part of the RE:PUBLIKA Festival. Even if you’re not a ballet enthusiast, we believe you’ll find some performances in the program you’ll like. This is a unique opportunity to become a part of a grand miracle.
- Ballet ensembles from 9 countries, at a single festival
- Cinderella for children
- Ballet performances at the Exhibition Grounds
The most prestigious show ever to be held in the Czech Republic will host top ballet ensembles, such as:
- Wiener Staatsballett/Volksoper,
- Polish National Ballet,
- Czech National Ballet of the Prague National Theatre,
- Ballet of the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava,
- Hungarian National Ballet in Budapest,
- SNG Opera in Ballet Ljubljana,
- Ballet Zagreb,
- Serbian National Ballet in Belgrade,
- and Lviv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.
The dance festival will give you a chance to attend excellent titles in choreographies by major European and global authors, such as Chopiniana by Mikhail Fokin, Decadance by Ohad Naharin, Five Tangos, Trois Gnossiennes by Hans van Manen, Cinderella by Thierry Malandain, Doctor Zhivago by Jiří Bubeníček, and more.
This unique dance event will be opened by a premiere of Amadeus Mozart by Ballet of the National Theatre Brno, and on the first day of the RE:PUBLIKA Festival you can come to the Exhibition Grounds to attend Chopiniana, performed by the Polish National Ballet in Warsaw. If you want to bring your children as well, we’d like to recommend that you come to see Cinderella by Wiener Staatsballett/Volksoper, in a very unconventional and modern approach and suitable for children of at least 10 years of age.
The event belongs to the RE:PUBLIKA Festival.
Interesting places nearby
VIDA! Science Centre
The science amusement park lies close to the Exhibition Grounds
Pavilion A was originally the ‘Pavilion of Industry and Commerce’
Pavilion’s construction based primarily on glass and steel
This four-storey building feels like a department store
A 45-metre tower is the pavilion’s most fascinating element
The newest pavilion on the grounds is also the largest
The monumental cupola dominates the western panorama
Bauer Chateau (Bauerův zámeček)
The chateau is the oldest building at the exhibition grounds
Cinema – theatre – café
This building by Emil Králík served as a cinema and theatre
Reduta – National Theatre Brno
The oldest theatre in Central Europe, with a progressive spirit
Mahen Theatre (Mahenovo divadlo) – National Theatre Brno
The dramatic ensemble of National Theatre Brno returns
Janáček Theatre (Janáčkovo divadlo) – National Theatre Brno
The Janáček Theatre focuses primarily on opera and ballet