Les Ballets Bubenicek

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Principal of SemperOper Ballet / Choreographer

A Czech citizen, born in Lubin in 1974, studied dance at the Prague Dance Conservatory. In 1992, he received an award at the Prix de Lausanne, an international competition for young dancers, and made his professional debut in 1993 with John Neumeier's Hamburg Ballet. There, he was promoted to soloist in 1995 and then Principal Dancer in 1997. Dance all principal roles in John Neumeier repertoire. J. Neumeier created Vaclav Nijinsky in “Nijinsky” specially for Jiří. The ballet was received with enormous success and it has been tour in all over the world. In August of 2006, Mr. Bubeníček took an engagement as a Principal dancer with the Semperoper Ballet in Dresden, Germany.
Presented with the "Prix Benois de la Danse" (Best Dancer) in 2002. He received a second place award at the 20th International Ballet Competition in Varna for his choreography of "Made on Earth", as well as the Public's Choice Award for "Prisoners of Feelings" at the 18th International Competition for Choreographers in Hanover.
He has guess, as a Principal dancer, with many main leading European companies including Opéra national de Paris dancing with Aurelie Dupont and Agnes Letestu as “Arman Duval” in “La Dame aux camélias”.
Mr. Bubenicek has created new works, such as; “Toccata” for New York City Ballet, "Le Souffle de l´Esprit" for Zurich Ballet and staged it for Manuel Legris´Vienna State Ballet, and North Carolina Dance Theater, "Unerreichbare Orte" for Hamburg Ballet, “Die Innere Stimme” for Dresden Semperoper Ballet, “Outrenoir” for China National Ballet, "Graffity" for Laterna Magika in Prague and others. He has presented several times his choreographic works in Japan, Tokyo or Sapporo and throughout Europe.
In May 2009 Mr. Bubeníček together with his twin brother Otto created “Bubeníček and Friends” - their performance which has for two evenings received standing ovation in National Theather in Prague. Another performances of their group created by the brothers, presenting Jiří’s choreographies and Otto’s stage, costume design and music, was perform with the name “Bubeníček Ballet World” in 2011 in Auditorium Conciliazione di Roma and touring around Czech republic. This year, January 2013 “Les Ballets Bubeníček” presented 3 shows, 5 Jiří’s choreographies with 16 dancers from Semperoper Dresden, Hamburg Ballet and Paris Opera, a 3 hour long show in Japanese best theater - Bunkamura Orchard Hall in Tokyo under the show title “Bubenicek New Year Gala”.
15th of May 2011 “Ballett für Japan” or “Dance for the Land of the Rising Sun” was a charity Ballet gala organized and initiated by Jiří and Otto involving international dancers for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan. Principal dancers from all German main big ballet companies performed in Dresden’s incredible art museum Albertinum to help Japan.
He danced in Donna Feuer's film documentary: "The Work of Utopia", as well as the leading role in Aaron Watkin’s “The Nutcracker” shown in December 2011 by TV Arte, leading role "The King Ludwig II." in the DVD production in John Neumeier´s "Illusions - like Swan Lake” and in "Death in Venice". In 2005 TV Arte made a documentary film about Jiří and his twin brother Otto "Die Ballett-Zwillinge" (“The Ballet Twins”).

Czech Nationals. Born Lubin, Poland, 7th October 1974
Training: Dance Conservatoire in Prague. Principal teachers: Andrej Halász and Jaroslav Slavický
“Semperoper Ballet” since 2006 Principal
Hamburg Ballet: engaged 1993, soloist 1995 Principal 1997

PRIZE
In Dresden - Mery-Wigman-Prize 2013- Stifung zur Förderung des Semperoper
In St. Petesburg - “Dance Open”, awarded with “Best Duet 2012”
together with Otto for dancing “Les Indomptés”
In Italy - “Danza & Danza” Prize 2009
Nomination “Dancer of the Year” dance magazine Ballettanz (2009) 
“Publics Prize” 18th International Competition for Choreographers for his choreography «Prisoners of Feelings” (Hanover 2004) 
“Second Class Distinction” for his choreography «Made on Earth” 20th International Ballet Competition Varna (2002) 
In Moscow “Benois de la Danse” (2002) for the role of Armand in «The Lady Of The Camellias”
Prix “Espèces”, Prix de Lausanne 1992

FILM PRODUCTIONS
Principal role in ballet by A. S. Watkin DVD - ARTE “The Nutcracker”
Acting and dancing in Otto Bubeníček’s movie “Nocturnal Ecstasy”
A documentary by Donna Feuer “The Work of Utopia”
Danced the leading role “The King” in DVD production ”Illusions like ‘Swan Lake”
Documentary about Jiří and Otto by Peter Schlögl for arte-TV “Die Ballettzwillinge”
Danced in ballet by D. Dawson, filmed by Fritten Film (2008) “Giselle”

Guest as Principal in Opéra national de Paris dancing with Aurelie Dupont and Agnes Letestu as “Arman Duval” in “La Dame aux camélias”.

Danced with Polina Semionova, Svetlana Zakharova, Lucia Lacarra, Aurelie Dupont , Agnes Letestu, Marie-Agnès Gillot, Heather Jurgensen, Anna Polikarpova, Elizabeth Loscavio, Silvia Azzoni, Natalia Sologub, Yumiko Takeshima, Olga Melnikova and others

Created with his brother guest ballet company “Les Ballets Bubeníček”

Organized and danced with his brother Ottto Bubeníček in charity gala “Ballett für Japan” (Mai 2011) 

Danced in many international Galas and Festivals around the whole world
(also in Tokyo in World Ballet Festival 2000)

LES BALLETS BUBENICEKS: (www.bubenicek.eu)
Created with his brother Otto

LE SOUFFLE DE L’ESPRIT
Festival Mittelfest, Cividale del Fruili, Italy (July 19, 2014)

Les Ballets Bubenicek
National Theater, Prague, Czech Republic (January 11, 12, 2014)

“Bubeníček New Year Gala - Canon”
Bunkamura Orchard Hall, Tokyo, Japan (January 5th, 6th and 7th 2013)

“Bubeníček Ballet World”
Open air show, Castle Sternberk, Czech Republic (July 17th 2012)

“Jiri e Otto Bubeníček”
Auditorium Conciliazone, Rome, Italy (October 11th 2011)

“Bubeníček Ballet World”
Open air show, Castle Velké Losiny, Czech republic (July 16th 2011)

Ballett für Japan - “Dance for the Land of the Rising Sun”
Organized and performed with his brother the charity Ballet gala for Japan 2011 in Albertinum museum in Dresden, Germany

“Jiří + Otto Bubeníček and Selected Dancers of The Dresden Semperoper Ballet”
Saitama Arts Theater, Tokyo, Japan (January 23rd and 24th 2010)

“Bubeníček and Friends”
In Prague National Theatre, Czech Republic (May 15th and 16th 2009)

JIŘÍ’S CHOREOGRAPHY:

The Piano
(Premiere: 14th of February 2014 in Dortmnud)

The Soldier's Tale
(Premiere: 23rd of June 2013 in Gelsenkirchen)

L’Heure Bleue
(Premiere: 25th of April 2013 for North Carolina Dance Theater in Charlotte, USA)

Burning Bridges
(Premiere: 11th of January 2013 for Gauthier Dance)

Prelude & Fugue
(Created for the Bunkamura Theater in Tokyo - Premiere: 5th of January 2013)

Gentle Memories
(Created for the Mariinsky Ballet Theater - longer version - Premiere: 27th of September 2012 in St. Petersburg, Russia)
Faun
(Created for Semperoper Ballett, Premiere: 23th of June 2012 in Dresden)

Gentle Memories
(Premiere 27th of April 2012, D.H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center, USA)

The Picture of Dorian Gray
(Premiere: 16th of July 2011, renaissance castle Velké Losiny, Czech Republic)

Die Innere Stimme/The inner Voice
(Premiere: 30th of October 2010, Dresden - Albertinum Museum)

Letter to Felice
(Premiere: 28th of July 2010, Bunkamura Theater, Tokyo)

Il Manol
(Premiere: July 2010, Istanbul)

Outrenoir
(Created for The National Ballet of China, Premiere: 24th of April 2010, in Beijing)

Unintended Consequences
(Premiere: 15th of May 2009 in Prague)

Double Violin Concerto
(Premiere: 15th of May 2009 in Prague)

Toccata
(Premiere: 13th of May 2009 in Lincoln Center)

Te Deum
(Premiere: 7th of January 2009 in Prague)

Cantata in C
(Premiere: 17th of October 2008 in New York City)

Rencontre
(Premiere: 12th of April 2008 in Athens)

Maifest der Brunnen
(Premiere: 4th of November 2007 in Basel)

7th Symphony
(Premiere: 12th of October 2007 in New York City)

Le Souffle de l’Esprit
(Premiere: 1st of September 2007 in Zurich)

Lamentate
(Premiere: 17th of June 2007 in Dresden)

Shattering Depth
(Premiere: 11th of March 2007 in Sapporo)

Canon In D Major
(Premiere: 11th of March 2007 in Sapporo)

Yuh 07
(Premiere: 11th of March 2007 in Sapporo)

Ai no Yukue
(Premiere: August 2005 in Sapporo)

Simple Pleasure
(Premiere: 9th of July 2005)

Unerreichbare Orte
(Premiere: 19th of June 2005 in Hamburg)

Yuh 04
(Premiere: 30th of August 2004 in Sapporo)

Intimate Distance
(Premiere: 4th August of 2004 in Copenhagen)

Prisoners of Feelings
(Premiere: 1st of August 2003 in Copenhagen)

Trip
(Premiere: 1st of July 2003 in Hamburg)

Beyond Words
(Premiere: 3rd of August 2002 in Copenhagen)

Made on Earth
(Premiere: Summer 2002 in Varna)

Absinth
(Premiere: 27th of February 2002 in Prague)

Graffiti
(Premiere: 27th of February 2002 in Prague)

Bolero II
(Premiere: 1st of September 2001 in Sapporo)

Fragile Vessels
(Premiere: 12th of July 2001 in Hamburg)

A Different Drum
(Premiere: 3rd of May 2000 in Hamburg)

The Feeling Begins... Samsara
(Premiere: 6th of July 1999 in Hamburg)

La Foule
(Premiere: 22nd of January 1999 in Hamburg)

For more information please check: www.jiribubenicek.com or www.semperoper.de

 

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