Radu Poklitaru (Choreography)|
Radu Poklitaru is one of the most gifted young balletmasters in
Europe, whose art enraptures the audience and evokes great controversy.
His name first became known in the late 90-s when Radu`s short productions,
singled out for their flexible approach to the art of dance, musicality and
dramatic structure, were winning first prizes at a number of International
The choreographer has created about twenty 1 act and
full-length productions, all of which have been staged in many theatres such as
Russian Bolshoy Theatre and Russian Chamber Ballet `Moscow`, and the National
Opera Houses of Moldova, Latvia and Byelorussia. Radu Poklitaru enraptured
Kyivetes by his choreographic approach to 1 act ballets such as `Pictures at an
Exhibition` based on Modest Mussorgsky’s music and `The Rite of Spring` (`Le
Sacred du printemps`) by Igor Stravinsky staged in the National Opera House in
Kyiv, as well as by his unique production of opera-ballet `Le Forze Del Destino`
which embraces the classical vocal and expressive contemporary dance art (this
project was implemented by Vladimir Filippov Art Fund).
Each work of the
choreographer is an experiment and search for novelty attracting the audience by
its unexpected approach to world-renowned theatrical plots, innovation and
enrichment of contemporary dance, while remaining true to the music. Every
production aims to show the complicated inner workings of the human
According to Radu Poklitaru he appreciates free dance, which
denies nothing, and embraces every dance style: `If I find a classical move that
makes the point, then I use it, just as I will use a movement from modern dance.
When one has no taboos, ones palette is richer. It may seem to be eclectic, but
when I use many styles I feel truly free.`
Performances by Radu Poklitaru
have been staged at International Musical Festivals and tours in Great Britain,
France, the USA, the Netherlands.
(born in 1972)
1991 – graduated from the Perm National
Choreography School, 1991-2001 – ballet dancer at the National Academic Bolshoy
Theatre of the Belarussian Republic
1999 – graduated from Belarussian
National Academy of Music acquiring the profession of a
2001-2002 – balltmaster in chief of the Moldavian National Opera
2006 – founded the `Kyiv Modern-ballet` Theatre.