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Der international
gefragte Choreograf …

… Jiří Bubeníček hat in seiner fast 25-jährigen Karriere als einer der weltbesten Balletttänzer für Begeisterungsstürme gesorgt. Musikalität, Athletik, Geschmeidigkeit, einzigartige Technik und ein instinktives Rollengefühl haben ihn zu einem internationalen Star werden lassen. In seiner Zeit beim Hamburg Ballett kreierte John Neumeier zahlreiche Rollen für ihn, die legendärste darunter: „Nijinsky“. Nach seinem Engagement von 1993-2006, ab 1997 als Erster Solist, ging Jiří Bubeníček als Erster Solist an das Semperoper Ballett nach Dresden. Zahllos sind die Choreografien von Petipa, Fokine, Balanchine, Cranko, McMillan, Kylián, Inger, Forsythe, Dawson, Celis und des Dresdner Ballettdirektors Aaron S. Watkin, die er dort bis 2015 tanzte. Gastengagements führten ihn um die Welt: herausragend seine Engagements in der „Kameliendame“ beim Ballett de l’Opéra de Paris als Partner der bedeutendsten Ballerinen der Zeit – für seine Rolle des Armand wurde er mit dem „Benois de la Danse“ (2002) ausgezeichnet. Es ist einer von vielen Preisen seiner Karriere wie dem „Espèces“ beim Prix de Lausanne oder dem Mary Wigman Preis der Semperoper.

Schon während seiner Tänzerkarriere hatte Jiří Bubeníček 1999 mit dem Choreografieren begonnen. Mit kleinen Miniaturen über abstrakte Ballette bis hin zu abendfüllenden Handlungsballetten ist die Liste der gut 60 geschaffenen Kreationen beeindruckend lang. Insbesondere als choreografischer Geschichtenerzähler hat sich Jiří Bubeníček einen internationalen Namen erarbeitet: Zu seinen Erfolgsproduktionen, zählen „Anita Berber – Göttin der Nacht“ (2016), „Doctor Zhivago“ (2016), „The Piano“ (2018), „Processen“ (2019) und „Cinderella“ (2019). Für seine „Carmen“, (2019) wurde der Choreograf mit dem „Europa in Danza“ ausgezeichnet, eine von mittlerweile zahlreichen Ehrungen. Präsent ist Jiří Bubeníček in den internationalen Medien: TV- und DVD-Produktionen seiner choreografierten Stücke zählen ebenso dazu wie die von Choreografien, in denen er selbst tanzt. Neben der Gründung seiner eigenen Compagnie „Les Ballets Bubeníček“, ein mit eigenen Choreografien tourendes Unternehmen, engagiert sich Jiří Bubeníček zudem sozial und sorgt für kulturelle Brückenschläge – so wurde er 2017 mit der „Silbermedaille der Stadt Prag“ ausgezeichnet, eine ganz besondere Ehrung seiner Heimatstadt.

Apart from being an accomplished dancer and choreographer, Jiří Bubeníček has made significant contributions to the dance world. As the visionary artistic director of the esteemed touring company "Les Ballets Bubeníček", he has curated captivating performances that showcase his own mesmerising choreographies, as well as collaborations with other renowned choreographers. Under his leadership, the company has embarked on numerous successful tours, gracing some of the world's most prestigious venues, from Tokyo's grand stages to renowned theatres across Europe.

Jiří Bubeníček holds a Master of Art in Dance Pedagogy from the prestigious Palucca University of Dance in Dresden. With a deep passion for teaching, he has been actively involved in sharing his expertise at numerous ballets schools and summer intensive programs. He takes great pleasure in nurturing and mentoring the next generation of young dancers, inspiring them to flourish in their artistic journey.

Notably, he has taken his dedication to dance education even further by establishing the esteemed "Bubeníček Ballet Masterclasses" in collaboration with the renowned music Festival Krumlov, in the Czech Republic. This exceptional initiative brings together aspiring dancers and enthusiasts from around the world to immerse themselves in his enriching and transformative teachings. Through this remarkable partnership, he continues to leave an indelible mark on the world of dance, nurturing talent and fostering a deeper appreciation for the art form.

NEWS

LA STRADA

UPCOMING CREATION

"LA STRADA" a theatrical masterpiece will premiere on March 10, 2024, at the Theater Vinohrady in Prague with the Prague Chamber Ballet company. Dramaturgy by Jiří Bubeníček (choreography) and Nadina Cojocaru (costumes and set), this production brings Federico Fellini's iconic film to life, promising an unforgettable experience. "La Strada" promises a touching and tragic story of love, hardship, and personal transformation - an evening of theatrical brilliance that transcends time and emotion.

Romeo and Juliet

Guesting performances at Theatre Winterthur and Theatre in Split

Jiří Bubeníček's "ROMEO AND JULIET" featuring captivating stage and costume designs by Nadina Cojocaru, is set to grace the stage once more. This time, the performance will be accompanied by a live orchestra as part of the company's tour, taking place at the Theatre Winterthur in Switzerland from January 25-27, 2024. For more information, please visit the theatre's WEBSITE.

Additional performances are acheduled on February 2, in National Theatre in Split and February 3, 2024 in National Theatre in Rijeka.

L'heure bleue

NHK Ballet Feast 2024

The Tokyo City Ballet is set to dazzle audiences in a distinctive showcase, "NHK Ballet Feast 2024" alongside the New National Theatre, Tokyo and International Ballet Stars. This captivating performance, featuring Jiří Bubeníček's ballet "L'HEURE BLEUE", with mesmerizing stage and costume designs by Otto Bubeníček, will unfold on January 27, 2024, at the prestigious NHK Hall in Tokyo's vibrant Shibuya district.

Smetana 200: My Country

On the Moldau river banks in Jiří Bubeníček's ballet choreography

July 12, 2024, the opening concert of the Festival Krumlov"Smetana 200: My Country" reveals what we can look forward to this year. In the charming new concert venue of the City Park, we will experience traditional works in an unique combination with ballet. Surrounded by South Bohemian nature and the Vltava River, we will have inexhaustible sources of the Master’s inspiration. The Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra Ostrava and the ballet ensemble under the direction and Les Ballet Bubeníček in choreography of Jiří Bubeníček will present the treasure of Czech music and history under the baton of Alena Hron.

Bubeníček Ballet Masterclass

July 22 to August 3, 2024

Held in Český Krumlov enjoyed great success in its last edition. The positive response has inspired us to continue this exceptional event. Join us for 13 days of dance immersion with skilled professionals, fostering artistic growth and global connections. Agnès Letestu, a former étoile of the Paris Opera, or Martina Arduino, a Principal dancer with Teatro alla Scala, will join numerous other distinguished artists as part of this year's artistic team. As part of the masterclasses, students will have the opportunity to dance in Jiří Bubeníček's choreography at the festival's concert "Shakespeare 460: Romeo & Juliet", this year closing gala concert of the prestigious music Festival Krumlov! 

Croatian Actor Awards 2023

Winners:

On the 25th of November 2023, Natalia Kosovac was presented with the accolade for "Best Artistic Achievement in Ballet - Female Role" for her remarkable performance as Valerie in the ballet "SPARTACUS" set to the music of A. Hačaturjan, choreographed by Jiří Bubeníček. Takuya Sumitomo was honored with the award for "Best Artistic Achievement in Ballet - Male Role" in acknowledgment of his outstanding portrayal of Spartacus in the ballet of the same name.

Croatian Actor Awards 2023

Winners:

Maria Matarranz de Las Heras received the esteemed "Croatian Theatre Art's Award" (Nagrada hrvatskog glumišta) for "Outstanding Achievement of a Young Ballet Artist Under the Age of 28". This recognition was bestowed upon her exceptional portrayal of Juliet in Jiří Bubeníček's "ROMEO AND JULIET"

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