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Keys from Nowhere

  • Choreography and stage direction: Petr Zuska
  • Music: Antonín Dvořák, Leoš Janáček
  • Sets: Jan Dušek
  • Costumes: Pavel Knolle
  • Light design: Petr Zuska, Petr Baštýř
  • Sound design: Zbyněk Perla
  • Duration: 72 min.
  • Number of dancers: 9 and 1 female pianist
  • World premiere: 23. 3. 2018 - Ballet of South Bohemian Theatre

The feature-length dance theatre work is based on the stark contrast between two markedly different pieces of music, created by two incomparable Czech composers of genius:  Antonín Dvořák’s Requiem and Leoš Janáček’s piano cycle On an Overgrown Path. The former is “high” sacred symphonic-vocal music, the latter “only” employs a seemingly solitary piano. Petr Zuska drew inspiration for his “feature-length choreographic variation” from his recent visit to the now abandoned house of his grandparents, which was previously, for several decades, inhabited by a schizophrenic woman, who ultimately died there in total solitude.