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Occam’s razor

Occamova břitva promo 2Occam’s razor introduces first year of young generation of Czech and Slovakian choreographers support, who gained possibility to professionally create in the Prague Chamber Ballet under the expert supervision of Prague Chamber Ballet and Academy of Performing Arts educators. In this year the first season will introduce selected young choreographers – Nikol Šneiderová, Šimon Kubáň and Palo Kršiak.


Choreography: Nikol Šneiderová (PCB)
Music: Loscil
Music arrangement: Tomáš Kučera
Costume design: Monika Kletečková
Light design: Pavel Kotlík
Duration: 20 minutes
Interpretation: Lenka Bílková, Jaroslava Janečková, Tomáš Červinka, Šimon Kubáň

Human being was created at remarkable place. He spotted and experienced things, which he might never understand. He met people who directed him by specific way. And that is all…


Choreography: Šimon Kubáň (PCB)
Assistant choreographer: Nikol Šneiderová
Music: Armand Amar
Music arrangement: Tomáš Kučera
Costume design: Monika Kletečková
Light design: Pavel Kotlík
Duration: 23 minutes
Interpretation: Jaroslava Janečková and Šimon Kubáň

Choreography talks about passive approach leading to self-realization, which causes human fear. Fear from unknown, uncertainty, changes…

„I understand your hesitation, but I cannot wait any longer. I also understand that to be able to fight with yourself you needed to get to know me better: now you know me. I am a person, who goes through the world and has a devil next to myself, reason being to force him away, definitely, because on the contrary accept him, so I have to answer several questions.“

— Paulo Coelho
(Devil and Miss. Chantal)


Choreography: Palo Kršiak (Academy of Performing Arts in Prague)
Music: Sylvie Bodorová
Costume design: Dominika Charousová
Set design: Palo Kršiak
Light design: Pavel Kotlík
Duration: 25 minutes
Interpretation: Lenka Bílková, Jaroslava Janečková, Markéta Jandová, Nikol Šneiderová, Tomáš Červinka, Šimon Kubáň, Oliver Mahar

I see storm whirling above me

Smell of silence in the dress of word,

It is raining outside, it is raining at home

Touch of dust falls on my bed,

It is a rule of God´s wasteland

Where throne is the quiet whispering,

Where even od is missing.

WHY Occam´s razor? The title is selected on basis of criteria, which we require from new generation of choreographers. Precision, simplicity of statement, clarity of the topic, strike with appeal on intellectually focused viewer, emphasis on movement analysis, movement exploration of strong visual image. Be distinctive against everything – be different! This striking title appeals on share of intellect within creative work and liberates the work from everything that does not belong there – it is a signal – clear message. It is a principle of logical efficiency, it is about the fact, that all insignificant must be cut off, because it is not necessary not to hear the song due to huge noise. The supervisor of the new project is art supervisor of Prague Chamber Ballet Hana Polanská Turečková.

The copyrights to the choreography are represented by Balet Praha o.p.s., Wolkerova 24/3, 160 00 Prague 6.


Season of PCB continues with preparation of original project Occam’s razor and hosting in Czech theaters

Photo: Jiří Thýn