The work to the music of Bedřich Smetana “My Homeland” was created by choreographer Jiří Bubeníček, who also became the director, and playwright of the entire ballet production together with his brother Otto Bubeníček.
Both brothers say about the project: “It is an art project that wants to make a significant contribution with its artistic value to the celebrations of the founding of Czechoslovakia. The cycle of six symphonic poems is a work that is chosen to celebrate the establishment of the republic characteristically. Bedřich Smetana created My Homeland at the time of the reverberations of the Czech national revival, which culminated thirty years later with the establishment of an independent Czechoslovak state."
MÁ VLAST( MY HOMELAND)
Six Musical Poems by Bedřich Smetana
For the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia
Les Ballets Bubeníček
Old Town Square, Prague - 2018, June 27th & 28th
Choreography: Jiří Bubeníček
Stage design : Otto Bubeníček
Costume design: Otto Bubeníček
Danced by International Guests Principal Dancers and Selected Dancers from National Theatre in Prague
Rafaelle Queiroz Rodrigues, Haruka Sassa, Alina Nanu, Miho Ogimoto, Kristýna Němečková, Olga Bogoliubskaia, Alexandra Pera, Aya Watanabe and Sophie Benoit
Arsen Mehrabyan, Flavio Salamanka, István Simon, Jiří Jelínek, Arsen Azatyan, Adam Zvonař, Youn Sik Kim, Danilo Lo Monaco, Zachary Rogers, Domenico di Cristo and Renato De Leon
Special thanks to Adriána Krnáčová, the mayor of Prague and ing. Marcela Tomášková for event organization and love for this art form.