For a full-evening performance that will premiere and tour in Spring 2019, Jiří Pokorný is looking for
MALE AND FEMALE APPRENTICES
with strong classical and contemporary technique
when: Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 11:00–15:00
where: Korzo theatre, Prinsestraat 42, The Hague
The performance will be prepared in two working blocks, followed by a short tour in The Netherlands
Block I: Research period: 19 to 30 November 2018
Block II: Creation and premiere performances: March 11 to April 13, 2019
Tour: May 2019
Please send your CV, photo and if possible a video link to stacz[@]korzo.nl before: 9 February 2018
The audition is by invitation only. Invitations will be sent in the week of February 12
Jirí Pokorný was born in Prague, Czech Republic in 1981. He started his dance training at the pre-ballet school of the State Opera in Prague when he was eight years old and continued his studies at the Prague National Dance Conservatory. After his graduation, Jirí joined Laterna Magika Praha (2000) and three years later he joined Nederlands Dans Theater 2 (NDT2) in The Hague, advancing to NDT1 in 2006. He has worked with many renowned choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, Paul Lightfoot and Sol Leon, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite and others. In August 2010, Jirí joined Crystal Pite’s new company, Kidd Pivot Frankfurt.
As a choreographer, Jirí created his first works at the annual choreography workshop of NDT, Switch From Dancer to Choreographer. His works Dead Nature and Flying Roof were created for the students of NDT’s Summer Intensive in 2010/11 and for the dancers of NDT 2 he created in the talent development program Up & Coming Choreographers the pieces Doze (2013) and Trivial Friend (2014). Also in 2013, Black Clouds Don’t Cry was premiered by Dekkadancers at the New Stage of National Theater Prague. One year later At Some Hour You Return premiered, Jirí’s first creation for NW Dance Project in Portland, Oregon. The piece has been toured by the company internationally, including the acclaimed Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. In 2016, Jirí returned to create his second original work for the company Presence of Absence. In 2015, he choreographed A Honeydew Hunt for NDT 2, followed by Humpback Runner one season later. In the duet Sunday Neurosis that premiered in 2017 in Korzo’s program Here we live and now, Jirí Pokorný was performing himself, together with the acclaimed Czech mime director Radim Vizváry.