Slovak Dances (The Lives of Lights)

Natália HorečnáPeter Breiner

Slovak Dances (The Lives of Lights)

Ballet

Thirteen orchestral suite dances by New York based Slovak composer and musician Peter Breiner based on Slovak folk songs. This dramatised version of the suite is choreographed and directed by a young Slovak choreographer who has already successfully established herself in Europe – Natália Horečná. 

The new SND building, Opera and Ballet hall
19. 2. 2016 20. 2. 2016

Thirteen orchestral suite dances by New York based Slovak composer and musician Peter Breiner based on Slovak folk songs and similar suites by other composers – Bartok, Dvorak, Brahms, Beethoven, Kodály and Borodin and others. This metamorphosis of the many layers in Breiner’s musical language contains elements of jazz, folk and improvisation. This music inspired by sixteen folk songs – – mainly from Eastern Slovakia – is full of colourful contrasts, energy, humour and unusual instrumentation.

This dramatised version of the suite is choreographed and directed by a young Slovak choreographer who has already successfully established herself in Europe – Natalie Horečna. Her contemporary choreography – influenced by impulses from the world – enriches Slovak dance with a new, modern dimension of dance.

Running time: 2 hrs mins with one interval

Production Team

Musical Preparation Peter Breiner
Libretto, choreography and direction Natália Horečná
Set design Peter Janků
Costumes Lea Fekete
Lighting designer Mario Ilsanker