Forsythe, Clug, McGregor

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February 2022 Next

The mixed bill comprises works of three contemporary dance innovators, ranking among the most globally renowned, extremely gifted choreographers of the present time, all of them inventors of new, singular movement idioms.

Program and cast


The Second Detail


William Forsythe


Thom Willems


Yumiko TakeshimaIssey Miyake (White Dress)

Set and Light design

William Forsythe

Sets and lighting design supervision

Tanja Rühl

Assistant choreographer

Noah Gelber



Edward Clug


Milko Lazar – Piano and Drums (2015), commissioned by Nederlands Dans TheaterJustin Hurwitz – Dismissed; Drum & Drone (from the film Whiplash)

Sets and costumes

Edward Clug

Lighting design

Tom Visser

Assistant choreographer

Aya Misaki


Concept, Direction and Choreography

Wayne McGregor


Steve Reich

Set designs

Wayne McGregor

Design associate

Catherine Smith

Costume design

Ursula Bombshell

Lighting design

Charles Balfour

Lighting associate

John-Paul Percox

Video design

Ravi Deepres

Visual Effects

Luke Unsworthkindly supported by University Of Central England, Research Lab

Staged by

Catarina CarvalhoAntoine Vereecken


Berg Orchestra (conductor Peter Vrábel)

Prague State Opera

The State Opera today


The State Opera (formerly the State Opera Prague, between 1948 and 1992 the Smetana Theatre, and originally the New German Theatre) has been a part of the National Theatre since 2012. The Opera and Ballet ensembles give repertory performances at the State Opera.




The Prague State Opera resides in the building which on January 5, 1888 was opened as a Prague German stage with the performance of Wagner’s opera, The Mastersingers of Nürnberg. In the 19th century, Prague Germans performed in the Estate’s Theater in alternation with a Czech company. Desire for their own theater led to negotiations in 1883 for the construction of a new theater building for the German Theater Association. Over the next three years, a blueprint was drawn up and handed over to the Vienna atelier of Fellner and Hellmer. Also sharing in the design was the architect of the Vienna Municipal Theater, Karl Hasenauer, while Prague architect Alfons Wertmüller took part in the construction. Financing came from private collections. With its spacious auditorium and neo-Rococo decoration, this theater building is among the most beautiful in Europe.




By car

On Wilsonova street, from the left lane close to the State Opera building take the slip road to the Slovan above-ground garage. The parking fee is 40 CZK/h.


By tram


By daytime tram No. 11 to the stop “Muzeum”, through the underpass beneath Legerova street in the direction of the NationalMuseum, at the crossroads turn right along the NewBuilding of the NationalMuseum.


By daytime trams Nos. 3, 9, 14 and 24 or night trams Nos. 51, 52, 54, 55, 56 and 58 to the stop “Václavské náměstí”, then by foot uphill on the left side of the Wenceslas Square to the traffic lights across Wilsonova and Vinohradská streets. Then turn left along the NewBuilding of the NationalMuseum.


By metro

To the “Muzeum” station, lines A and C (green and red), and then by foot along the NewBuilding of the NationalMuseum.

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