When something happens that changes one’s life forever, does “an hour” remain just one hour? We return in our memories to those moments in many following days, months and years afterwards. For how many hours in total? And how many hours do we spend trying to forget it. In both cases we spent again hours accepting it.
The piece was awarded the Czech Theatre Journal and Sazka Award for the best performance of the season, in the category dance and ballet. For her performance in the piece Small Hour Nataša Novotná was awarded the prestigious Thálie Award for an outstanding female performance in 2008. Small Hour was presented at the DansClick showcase in The Hague in December 2007 to 30 theatre promoters at Korzo theatre. It was selected from over ten works by these promoters to be included in the DansClick tour of the 2008-09 season.
"...The duet has unbelievable tension; the piece is bulging with inventive choreography, unexpected relationships, many bordering the limits of physical perfection." (Don Nixon, Arts & Theatre Institute Prague)
"Performance of breath-taking beauty and intelligence." (DANCE EUROPE)
Nataša Novotná, Václav Kuneš / Zuzana Herényiová, Alexandr Volný
Music: Robert and Ronald Lippok, Matthew Barley (Henry Purcell's themes)
25.5.2007, Korzo Theater, The Hague, Netherlands
Small Hour was made by 420PEOPLE in cooperation with Korzo Theatre, The Hague and financially supported by Fondation BNP Paribas, the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the City of Prague.
There are no planned performances.