Past and Present

Past and Present

Ballet Pécs celebrates their 50th anniversary in 2010.
The opening production of the festive year gives us an opportunity to look into the past and present of the company at the same time.
The evening shall start with The Ballad of Loathing, the renewal of the very first choreography by Imre Eck, the founder of Ballet Pécs.

The very first production shall be followed by the latest one: Leo Mujic the internationally acclaimed dancer-choreographer has created a brand new piece for the company with the title Change Back.
It is going to be an exciting experience to compare the dance language and the visual world of 1960 with 2010 and to look at the works of two significant artists of their time with a 50-year age difference between the birth of their thoughts and ideas.
"He can be modern without denying the classical foundations of ballet dance." - wrote 'Film, Theatre, Music' in 1961 about Imre Eck. This is what connects the two parts, the two choreographers and also the founding members of Ballet Pécs with the present company.

Come and enjoy this fantastic journey in time with us!

After graduating from the National Ballet School in his hometown, Belgrade Leo Mujic moves to Switzerland to Rudra-Béjart Ballet Lausanne. In his professional career he performed works from: Béjart, Nacho Duato, Forsythe, Kylian, Ohad Naharin, Bard, Donlon, Amanda Miller, G. C. Blavier, Mats Ek among others. As a choreographer he has created works for the Croatian National Ballet, Staatsballett Augsburg, ?Aurélie Dupont? Paris Opera Ballet, duets for Christopher Wildon?s Company in NY, 4 works for SBBS Zurich, the Slovenian National Ballet in Ljubljana, for Staatsballett Berlin, four opera productions in Belgrade and Novi Sad National Theatres. He has recently worked for Nogakudo Theatre Tokio Japan with principal artists of New National Theatre Japan.
This is his first collaboration with Ballet Pécs.

Title of the Evening: Past and Present
Jubilee production of the 50-year-old Ballet Pécs
Premiére: 16 April 2010 | National Theatre of Pécs, Chamber Theatre
Budapest Premiére: 14 May 2010 | National Dance Theatre
The Ballad of Loathing - Choreographer: Imre Eck

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