robert bondara

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Robert Bondara appointed POB director

added 20.10.2018
  Robert Bondara was appointed Ballet Director of the Poznan Opera Ballet ...
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"The Captive Mind" - revival

added 05.10.2018
"The Captive Mind" performed by Opera Nova Ballet from Bydgoszcz (Poland) is ...
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Čiurlionis in Riga

added 01.10.2018
Lithuanian National Ballet will perform "Čiurlionis" at the ...
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Sheherezade / Medea

added 12.09.2018
“Sheherezade” and “Medea” performed by ...
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Čiurlionis in Tallin

added 05.06.2018
Lithuanian National Ballet will perform "Čiurlionis" at the Estonian National ...
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"Verses" - premiere

added 01.06.2018
On 2nd June "Verses" premiere will take place in Teatr Wielki - Polish National ...
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Le Prix de Biarritz for "Persona"

added 27.05.2018
Trio from "Persona" got Le Prix de Biarritz  in Emergent Choreographers ...
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Sheherezade/Medea

added 10.05.2018
New Works “Sheherezade” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and ...
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XI Ballet Gala in Silesian Opera

added 20.04.2018
On 29th April duets “Andante con moto” and “Take me with ...
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Biography

Robert Bondara is a Polish dancer, choreographer, and teacher and was for many years a dancer with the Polish National Ballet. In 2018, Robert was appointed Artistic Director of the Poznan Opera Ballet in Poland.

Robert is a graduate of the Feliks Parnell State Ballet School in Łódź, the Warsaw School of Economics and the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, where he continues to work as a teacher. He began his career performing with the Music Theatre in Łódź and later moved to the Grand Theatre in Poznań. In 2005 he joined the Polish National Ballet and in 2008 also began working with Aleksandra Dziurosz’s Warsaw Dance Theatre.

He received the 2nd prize (no 1st prize was awarded) and the special prize of the Witold Lutoslawski Society at the Bronislava Nijinska National Choreography Competition in Warsaw (2008) and Jan Kiepura Award in the category The Best Choreographer in 2011 in Poland. He also participated in the International Competition for Choreographers in Hannover in 2013 and 2015. More recently, he won Le Prix de Biarritz award in Emergent Choreographers Contest in Bordeaux in 2018. That same year, he received the Jan Kiepura Award in three categories: The Best Choreographer for Świtezianka with Polish National Ballet and The Best Director and The Best Performance in Poland for his first opera The Baltic Legend. He has also been awarded The Brown Medal for ‘Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis’.

Robert began to choreograph for the Polish National Ballet’s Choreographic Workshops,  many of which went on to be presented in the chamber repertoire of the company. As a guest choreographer he has staged worksin Poland an abroad, including Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre in Vilnius, Company E  in Washington (USA), Kielce Dance Theater (Poland), Opera Nova Ballet in Bydgoszcz (Poland),  Wroclaw Opera Ballet (Poland), Poznan Opera Ballet (Poland), Silesian Opera House in Bytom (Poland) and for Polish National Ballet.

His choreography has been presented around the globe at galas and festivals, including at the 43rd International Dance Festival in Kuopio, Finland; the Polish Dance Competition in Gdańsk; Didura Festival in Sanok; at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre; Dance Salad Festival in Houston, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, Dancing Poznan - XIII International Dance Theatres Festival, Roberto Bolle and Friends Galas throughout Italy and at gals in Latvia, Slovakia, and in Japan; the Xinjiang International Dance Festival in China, STS Festival in Warsaw and in the programmes of the II – VI Days of Dance Festival in the Polish National Opera.

 

  

works

In the Quarters

premiere 18.05.2019
Choreography and Staging: Robert Bondara Music: Stanisław Moniuszko Conductor: Jerzy Wołosiuk Set and Costume Design: Julia Skrzynecka, Martyna Kander Projections: Artur Sienicki Light Design: Maciej Igielski  Premiere: 18.05.2019 [Castle Opera in Szczecin, Poland]   

Verses

premiere 02.06.2018
Choreography, lights & costume: Robert BondaraMusic: Ólafur Arnalds  Premiere: 2 June 2018 [Creations 10, Teatr Wielki - National Opera in Warsaw, Polish National Ballet] Something here does not beginat its usual time.Something does not happen quiteas it shouldHere someone was and was,then suddenly ...

Scheherezade

premiere 19.05.2018
Choreography and Direction: Robert Bondara Music: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov  Conductor: Set Design and Costume Design: Martyna Kander Projections: Ewa Krasucka Light Design: Maciej Igielski Premiere:19.05.2018 [Silesian Opera Ballet, Bytom, Poland]

Medea

premiere 19.05.2018
Choreography and Direction: Robert Bondara  Music: Samuel Barber  Conductor: Maciej Tomasiewicz  Set Design and Costume Design: Martyna Kander  Projections: Ewa Krasucka  Light Design: Maciej Igielski  Premiere: 19.05.2018 [Silesian Opera Ballet, Bytom, Poland] 

The Baltic Legend

premiere 08.12.2017
Opera in 3 acts  Direction, Choreography and Staging: Robert Bondara Music: Feliks Nowowiejski Conductor: Tadeusz Kozłowski Set Design: Julia Skrzynecka  Costume Design: Martyna Kander Light Design: Maciej Igielski   Premiere: 8 December 2017 [Poznan Opera House, Poland]  

Switezianka

premiere 10.11.2017
Choreography: Robert Bondara Music: Eugeniusz Morawski Conductor: Łukasz BorowiczSet and Costume Design: Julia Skrzynecka Light Design: Maciej Igielski  Premiere: 10 November 2017 [Polish National Ballet, Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera in Warsaw] 

Revolving Doors

premiere 16.03.2017
Choreography: Robert Bondara Music: Radiohead Dancer: Dawid Trzęsimiech  Premiere: 16 March 2017 ['Roberto Bolle and Friends' gala, Teatro Europa, Bologna, Italy]   

Equilibrium

premiere 14.03.2017
Choreography: Robert Bondara  Muzyka: Ólafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm, Svarte Greiner Light Design:  Merethe Roulund  World Premiere:  14 March 2017 [Stavanger University, Sandnes Kulturhus, Norway]

Harnasie

premiere 22.10.2016
Choreography, Direction and Staging: Robert Bondara Music: Karol Szymanowski Conductor: Maciej Figas Set and Costume Design: Julia Skrzynecka Light Design: Maciej Igielski  Premiere:  22 October 2016 [Opera Nova Ballet, Bydgoszcz, Poland]       

Stabat Mater

premiere 22.10.2016
Choreography and Staging: Robert Bondara Music: Karol Szymanowski Conductor: Maciej Figas Set and Costume Design: Julia Skrzynecka Light Design: Maciej Igielski  Premiere:  22 October 2016 [Opera Nova Ballet, Bydgoszcz, Poland]     

Take Me With You

premiere 03.06.2016
Choreography, lights & costume: Robert BondaraMusic: Radiohead Premiere:3 June 2016 [Creations 8, Teatr Wielki - National Opera in Warsaw, Polish National Ballet] Also presented:7, 8 July 2017 [Bolle Tour 2017 | Gala Roberto Bolle and Friends, Opera di Firenze, Florence, Italy]11, 12, 13 July 2017 [Bolle Tour 2017 | Gala ...

LK 10:29 (who is my neighbor?)

premiere 16.04.2016
Choreography: Robert Bondara   Music: Ex Confusion, Antonio Sanchez  Costume Design: Agata Roguska  Light Design: Robert Bondara World Premiere:16 April 2016 [Kielce Dance Theater, Kielce, Poland] Also presented:25 August 2016 [Dancing Poznan 2016 - XIII International Dance Theater Festival, Poznan, Poland]2 ...

Stream

premiere 31.03.2016
Choreography: Robert Bondara  Music: Wolfgang Mitterer, Richard Skelton  Light Design:  Merethe Roulund  World Premiere: 31 March 2016 [Raw Tails, Stavanger University, Sandnes Kulturhus, Norway]

Didi and Gogo

premiere 16.03.2016
Choreography and costumes: Robert Bondara   Music: Paweł Szymański   Light design: Ari Korb   World Premiere: 16 March 2016 [The Kennedy Center, Company E, Washington, USA]   More info: Company E | Generations: Poland  

Hiccup

premiere 20.03.2015
Choreography: Robert Bondara  Music: Michał Jacaszek, Jack Nitzsche  Sound effects: Robert Bondara  Costume & Light Design: Robert Bondara   World Premiere:  20 March 2015 [Kreacje 7, Polish National Ballet, Warsaw, Poland]  Also presented: 12 October 2015 [STS Festival, Studio ...

Nevermore...?

premiere 15.11.2014
Concept and choreography: Robert Bondara  Music: Prasqual, Steve Reich, Paweł Szymański  Instrumental solo (drum kit): Katarzyna Bojaryn, Jan Smoczyński  Set design: Borys Kudlička  Costume design: Julia Skrzynecka  Light Design: Maciej Igielski   World ...

The Miraculous Mandarin

premiere 11.09.2014
Staging and choreography: Robert BondaraMusic: Béla BartókSet and Costume Design: Julia SkrzyneckaLight Design: Łukasz RóżewiczProjections:  Ewa Krasucka Premiere:11 September 2014 [Opera House in Wrocław, Poland] 

The Firebird

premiere 11.09.2014
Staging and choreography: Robert BondaraMusic: Igor StravinskySet and Costume Design: Julia SkrzyneckaLight Design: Łukasz RóżewiczProjections:  Ewa Krasucka Premiere:11 September 2014 [Opera House in Wrocław, Poland] 

Transfer Coefficient

premiere 05.04.2014
Choreography: Robert Bondara Music: Michał JacaszekCostume Design: Robert Bondara, Marta FiedlerLight Design: Robert Bondara  World Premiere: 5 April 2014 [Kreacje 6, Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera, Polish National Ballet, Warsaw, Poland]    Also presented: 28 June 2015 [29th International ...

Čiurlionis

premiere 23.05.2013
Ballet in 2 acts Choreography and Direction: Robert Bondara Music: Giedrius KuprevičiusConductor: Robertas ŠervenikasSet Design and Costume Design: Diana Marszałek, Julia SkrzyneckaProjections: Ewa KrasuckaLight Design: Maciej Igielski  World Premiere:23 May 2013 [The Lithuanian National Opera And Ballet ...

8m68

premiere 11.05.2012
Concept, Choreography and Direction: Robert BondaraMusic: Amon TobinCostume Design: Anna Lorenc, Robert BondaraSet Design and Light Design: Robert Bondara World Premiere:11 May 2012 [Creations 4, Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera, Polish National Ballet, Warsaw] Also presented:12 October 2015 [STS Festival, ...

Persona

premiere 18.09.2011
Ballet in 2 acts Concept, Choreography and Direction: Robert BondaraMusic: Arvo Pärt, Paweł Szymański, Aldona NawrockaSet Design and Costume Design: Diana Marszałek, Julia SkrzyneckaProjections: Ewa KrasuckaLight Design: Maciej Igielski Program Download. World Premiere (during the 3rd Days of Dance): 18 September 2011 ...

Larghetto

premiere 11.09.2011
Choreography: Robert BondaraMusic: George Frideric HändelCostume Design: Robert Bondara World Premiere:2 April 2011 [17th Polish Dance Competition in Gdańsk] Also presented:11 September 2011 [4th Warsaw Choreographic Evening]  

The Captive Mind

premiere 19.03.2011
Ballet in 2 acts Concept, Choreography and Direction: Robert BondaraMusic: Philip Glass, Wojciech KilarSet Design: Diana MarszałekCostume Design: Mariusz NapierałaProjections: Krystian DrywaLight Design: Maciej Igielski World Premiere: 19 March 2011, [Opera Nova, Bydgoszcz, Poland] Also presented:7 November 2012 [4th Days ...

The Garden’s Gates

premiere 19.03.2010
Choreography: Robert BondaraMusic: Szábolcs EsztényiSet Design, Costume Design and Light Design: Robert Bondara World Premiere:19 March 2010 [Creations 2, Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera, Polish National Ballet, Warsaw]     Bondara’s choreography The Garden’s Gates was very ...

When You End and I Begin…

premiere 24.06.2009
Choreography: Robert Bondara Music: Paweł Szymański  Costume Design and Light Design: Robert Bondara World Premiere:  24 June 2009 [Creations, Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera, Polish National Ballet, Warsaw] Revivals:  23 April 2010 [Alfa i inne (Alpha and Others) Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera, ...

Duet for Shadow and Persona

premiere 04.04.2009
Choreography: Robert BondaraMusic: Johann Sebastian BachCostume Design: Robert Bondara World Premiere: 4 April 2009 [16th Polish Dance Competition in Gdańsk]  

Butterflies in the stomach

premiere 04.04.2009
Choreography: Robert BondaraMusic: Johann PachelbelCostume Design and Light Design: Robert Bondara World Premiere: 4 April 2009 [16th Polish Dance Competition in Gdańsk, Poland] Also presented:24 June 2009 [Creations, Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera, Polish National Ballet, Warsaw]6 December 2010 [3rd Warsaw ...

Dance Preludes

premiere 18.06.2008
Choreography: Robert BondaraMusic: Witold LutosławskiCostume Design and Light Design: Robert Bondara World premiere: 18 June 2008 ["The Chain" Witold Lutosławski Music Festival - Warsaw]  

Andante Con Moto

premiere 23.02.2008
Choreography: Robert BondaraMusic: Wojciech KilarCostume Design: Anna LorencLight Design: Robert Bondara World premiere:23 February 2008 [1st Bronislava Nijinska National Choreography Competition, Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera, Warsaw (2nd Prize - no first prize was awarded) Also presented: 1 October 2008 [Season ...

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