Mario Radacovsky, the director and artistic director of the Brno National Theatre Ballet, a renowned ballet artist and choreographer, is going to visit the Hungarian Dance University.
During his visit, the distinguished artist is going to meet the graduating ballet class of the university and is also going to give a training session for the students to be organised by Tamás Csizmadia.
After graduating from the Eva Jaczová Dance Conservatory in Bratislava, Radačovský joined the Ballet of the Slovak National Theatre in 1989. In 1992 he was invited to dance with Jiří Kylián’s Netherlands Dance Theatre (NDT) in The Hague. Here he had the opportunity to work with world-renowned choreographers including Jiří Kylián, Mats Ek, Nacho Duato, Ohad Naharin, William Forsythe, Édouard Lock and many others. However, before joining NDT he accepted a six-month engagement as a soloist at the Ballet of the National Theatre Brno. In 1999 he accepted another off er from overseas to become a Principal Dancer of Les Grand Ballets Canadiens in Montreal, Canada. He returned to the Ballet of the Slovak National Theatre in 2000 as a guest soloist and was the Company’s Artistic Director from 2006 until 2010. Since the 2013/2014 season, he has been the Artistic Director of the Ballet of National Theatre Brno. In 2018, he completed a Master’s degree in Choreography at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.
This is what he told the Czech magazine Tanecniaktuality in 2014 about his beliefs as a choreographer and director.
“I’m a classicist. I like the classics, but I like to provoke the audience so they don’t say, I’m not going to see Swan Lake today, but I’ll see it in a month. I want people to pay more attention to what’s happening in the theatre… The most important thing is what holds the company together, what defines what the company is. A few excellent soloists are not enough.”