"the work is marvelous ... Mr. Týnek is an undoubted talent, a choreographer who seems fascinated by movement itself and the strange, subtle ways in which it communicates strange, subtle things." - The New York Times
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WORLD PREMIERE OF TRILOGY IN SERBIA - MAY 2013
Following 3 years of work and exhilarating collaboration, "Trilogy" is in the midst of its world premiere Serbia Tour! Trilogy is an evening-length production featuring Dušan's choreography in 3 dances choreographed to the thrillingly original music of contemporary composer Aleksandra Vrebalov. The world premiere on May 14 was received well by a sold-out house at the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad and is currently on tour throughout Serbia. For U.S. audiences - stay tuned for Trilogy's 2014 U.S. premiere! Click below to see the just released mini-documentary on Trilogy, including performance footage in Serbia and interviews with Dušan, Aleksandra and the dancers! (Available in high-definition by clicking on settings at bottom of frame)
SUPPORT OUR "TRILOGY" CAMPAIGN
Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre needs YOUR support!
We have successfully met our $50,000 Trilogy Campaign goal! Thank you so much to all of our many wonderful supporters! But it's not too late to donate to help cover other costs like video that still need to be met. "Trilogy" is a collaboration with the acclaimed contemporary composer Aleksandra Vrebalov and the dynamic string quartet ETHEL. Inspired by the story of Penelope and Ulysses, the new work will join "Transparent Walls" (2010) and "Portals" (2011) to form an evening-length dance, all to the music of Vrebalov. The final section is set to an original, commissioned score. Thank you again to all who have already contributed and helped us meet our goal! Click here to learn more, see video and contribute to the campaign!
"It is a sign of the skill, range and taste of the Czech-born choreographer Dušan Týnek that a new dance of his will often recall the work of a great choreographer ... dance with uncommon poetry .... With the help of good musicians, Mr. Týnek’s work breathes ... this week’s terrific premiere, “Portals,” [was] striking [with a] high level of invention ... Live music doesn’t always improve a dance. For some choreographers, live musicians are expensively irrelevant to their work or threateningly distracting. Dušan Týnek is not one of those choreographers. The participation of the string quartet Ethel in the second program of his company’s two-week run ... made for an especially vibrant Thursday night." - The New York Times
MUSA! A Dance Festival at Baruch Performing Arts Center: June 12-22, 2013
Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre will join forces with Zvi Gotheiner and Cherylyn Lavagnino as part of the inaugural year of a new festival celebrating music and dance at Baruch Performing Arts Center. Exact dates, times and programming will be announced soon!
Intensive Dance Workshop in June at MMDG
Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre will be holding an intensive 3-day workshop at Mark Morris Dance Center June 18-20, as part of the Workshop and Master Class Series. The workshop will focus on technique and current repertory and will be a challenge for both body and brain! More info and registration here
FEATURE IN BROOKLYN MAGAZINE!
Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre was recently featured in the culture issue of Brooklyn Magazine! Special thanks to the wonderful crew, Studio-11, Brooklyn Magazine, and the brilliant photographer - Christian Larsen. Click the image for the full stunning spread!
ANNOUNCING OUR 10TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON AT THE BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC (BAM)
SEP 4 - 7, 2013
We are honored to announce that our 10th Anniversary NYC season will be held in the Judith and Alan Fishman Theater Space in the latest addition to the BAM campus - the Richard B. Fisher Building! The performances will mark the culmination of a 14-month partnership with BAM and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center (DVIAM) as part of the inaugural year of the BAM Professional Development Program. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for much more!
MEET THE COMPOSER: ALEKSANDRA VREBALOV
Regarded as one of the most original voices in contemporary music, Vrebalov is a NYC-based composer who left her native Serbia in 1995. She studied composition at Novi Sad University in Serbia (B.A.), San Francisco Conservatory of Music (M.A.) and University of Michigan (Ph.D.), before relocating to NYC. Vrebalov's compositions have been commissioned and/or performed by Kronos Quartet, Carnegie Hall, Moravian Philharmonic, Sausalito Quartet, Belgrade Philharmonic, Ijsbreker and Providence Festival Ballet, and many more.
Recent works include "Babylon, Our Own" - commissioned by the Kronos Quartet with David Krakauer - and "Mileva" an opera in two acts for the 150th Anniversary of The Serbian National Theater in Novi Sad (for which she received the highest honor of the National Theater, the Gold Medal Jovan Djordjevic, and the 2012 Mokranjac Prize for the best new work premiered in Serbia).
Vrebalov has been an inspiration and muse from the very beginning as Tynek used her Pannonia Boundless for his first major dance "Pilot's Dream" in 2003. As part of the multi-year "Trilogy" collaboration, Tynek has choreo-graphed to Transparent Walls (in 2010) and used "...hold me, neighbor, in this storm..." for "Portals" (in 2011). We have recently commissioned an original score for the dance "Logbook" which will complete this exciting evening-length work.
Click here for recordings and much more information about this extraordinary artist, with whom we are honored to be associated during the course of our 10-year history.