French Grace and Russian Magnificence/Marius Petipa on Slovak ballet stages
On 20 December 2017, at 3pm, the exhibition French Grace and Russian Magnificence/Marius Petipa on Slovak Ballet Stages was made accessible in the historical building of the Slovak National Theatre.
The following opening of the exhibition took place on 11 March 2018 at 5:30pm in the new building of the Slovak National Theatre – on the 200th anniversary of the birthday of Marius Petipa.
Curators Monika Čertezni and Eva Gajdošová used sixteen exhibition panels to briefly capture the history of the ballet work of Marius Petipa from St. Petersburg and Moscow.
The criterion used to select the photographs was to what extent they were capturing the interpretational generations of Slovak ballet artists, as well as the aesthetic and technical-interpretational of ballet art. The individual production panels were supplemented by stage and costume design models – the majority of materials came from the choreographies of Marius Petipa at the Slovak National Theatre and the State Theatre in Košice.
Dance Cosmopolitan Alica Pastorová
On the 90th anniversary of the birth of dancer, dramaturg, theorist and historian of dance Alica Pastorová-Flachová (born 11 February 1928, Těšín – died 24 February 2006, Bratislava), the Centre for Theatre Research prepared an exhibition in collaboration with the Slovak National Theatre. The exhibition is titled Dance Cosmopolitan Alica Pastorová.
The exhibition was opened on 11 May 2018 at 5pm in the new building of the Slovak National Theatre.
The panel exhibition aimed to capture the life path of Alica Pastorová-Flachová from its beginnings at the school of Ivo Váňa Psota in Brno, through the tragic period of World War II, return to the ballet stages, work as a dramaturge, all the way to her pedagogical activities.
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the death of Eva Jaczová (born 30 January 1920, Piešťany – died 18 June 1998, Bratislava), the Centre for Theatre Research prepared an exhibition in collaboration with the Slovak National Theatre titled Eva Jaczová.
The exhibition opening took place on 12 June 2018 at 5pm in the foyer of the VIP salon in the historical building of the Slovak National Theatre.
The panel exhibition aimed to introduce Eva Jaczová not only as our eminent dance pedagogue and representative of an outstanding interpretational generation of ballet soloists, an opinion-making dance critic and writer, or the first Slovak ballet dramaturg, but above all as a person with remarkable education, extensive knowledge and sparking sense of humour.