Producer
Director
Katharina Wenzel
Producer
Digital Betacam
Genre
Culture
Broadcaster
ZDFtheaterkanal
Length
1 x 15'
Editor
Year
2010
Theatre Makers
Dancer

What appears so effortless and playful on stage is in reality the result of hard training, iron discipline and unconditional devotion. Leonard Jakovina practices the figures again and again, rehearses the choreography, internalises every movement. Born in Croatia, he is a principal dancer with the Berlin State Ballet.

His body is like a machine that has to function constantly. Without years of training, weeks of rehearsals and daily practice, Leonard Jakovina could not constantly deliver top performances. Every figure is rehearsed hundreds of times and coordinated with the dance partner - for perfect harmony on stage. Dance is a competitive sport to which everything else must be subordinated.
The dancers are happy to put up with that. Jakovina emphasises: "Dance is the great love for me, it is everything". His emotional performances full of power and lightness, passion and grace testify to this.

First broadcast on ZDFTheaterkanal:

01.07.2010      21:15 Uhr

The Theatre Makers: Dancers

What appears so effortless and playful on stage is in reality the result of hard training, iron discipline and unconditional devotion. Leonard Jakovina practices the figures again and again, rehearses the choreography, internalises every movement. Born in Croatia, he is a principal dancer with the Berlin State Ballet.

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