Ivo Váňa Psota was born 115 years ago. The National Theatre in Brno organizes an e-exhibition on his anniversary

1 May 2023, 10:00
Ivo Váňa Psota was born 115 years ago. The National Theatre in Brno organizes an e-exhibition on his anniversary

The National Theatre in Brno (NdB) commemorates the 115th anniversary of the birth of dancer, choreographer, and leading personality of the Brno Ballet Ivo Váňa Psota with an e-exhibition mapping his life and work. 

The dancer and choreographer Ivo Váňa Psota was born on 1 May 1908 in Kiev and died on 16 February 1952 in Brno. Psota is one of the greatest personalities of Czech dance art of the 20th century. At the age of twenty he was appointed artistic director of the NdB Ballet, and the three periods during which he worked at the NdB as a dancer, choreographer, and artistic director (1926-32, 1936-41, 1947-52) brought the Brno Ballet a number of outstanding productions but also laid a solid foundation for a quality company. Psota is associated with the first ever staging of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet; he gave the world premiere of this ballet in 1938 with the Brno Ballet. 

The new e-exhibition of the NdB archive reflects Psota’s life and work and brings photographs from his most famous productions, such as Theatre Behind the Gate, Signorina Gioventù, and Romeo and Juliet, but also from many others, both Brno and abroad, especially South American. The e-exhibition entitled Ivo Váňa Psota is open from 1 May to 4 September 2023 here

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