Bartovanec Jiri


Classical Ballet / Dancer

Jiří Bartovanec was born in 1983 in Marienbad, Czech Republic. At the age of seven, he became a member of the Folk-Dance Ensemble Stazka in Tepla. From 1994 to 1997, he studied at the Ballet School of J. Dolecek in Karlsbad and from 1998 at the Duncan Centre Conservatorium in Prague. His own choreographies »A.M.F. – Arbeit macht frei« (2001) and »She created beauty so scary« (2002) had their premieres in Prague. In Berlin, he worked with Farhad Payar and Yasmine Kalifa on the theatre piece »Jack & Harun« and with cie toula limnaios on »Irrsinn«. In 2004 he worked with Jochen Roller on his piece »Mindgarden«, furthermore danced in Mirella Weingarten’s duett »Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda« and her dance film »Circulatura«. In November 2007 he took part in the project »Mayim Mayim« at the Stadttheater Nürnberg/Fürth. He has been working with Sasha Waltz since 2003. Jiří dances in the productions »noBody«, »insideout«, »Dido & Aeneas«, »Medea«, »Jagden und Formen« and »Continu«. He also took part in various »Dialoge«-projects by Sasha Waltz. His first solo »When my mind is rocking I know it’s 7« was premiered in April 2008 in the framework of the support programme »Choreographen der Zukunft« by Sasha Waltz & Guests. The solo won the second prize of the czech dance award »Cena Sazky«. His current solo »Aného« was premiered in 2010, in Ludwigshafen. The documentary film »Africke koreny-Ceske tanceni« directed by Nenad Djapic and Pavla Frydlova about Jiří\'s search for his African family roots is was presented by czech televison.

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