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Czech dancer and choreographer Miroslav Kůra was born on 26 May 1924 in Brno, where he studied dance technique.
He became a member of the ballet company at the State Theatre in Brno, then worked at the German theatre in Katowice and then in Nuremberg. From 1949 he was the leading soloist at the ballet company of the National Theatre in Prague, where Czech choreographer Saša Machov created a series of productions for him to dance.
Miroslav Kůra also worked in Košice and at the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava.
He began working as a choreographer in the 1960s and 70s, in Skopje in former Yugoslavia.
He was probably one of the most important dancers in the history of Czech ballet, performing in classical and contemporary works, including Bakhchisarai Fountain, Bolero, Daphnis and Chloe, Giselle, Legend of Love, Othello, Petrushka, Raymonda, Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, Spartacus and Swan Lake.
Miroslav Kůra died on 11 November 2023, aged ninety-nine.