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Kafka: The Trial

Estates Theatre (Stavovské divadlo), Železná, Praha 1 - Staré Město, 110 00


  • to 19. 9. 2019 19.00
  • lø 21. 9. 2019 14.00 a 19.00
  • ma 23. 9. 2019 19.00

In the dark of sleep, a door opens and a woman enters dressed in sheets of paper, symbolising the fate and the case that will rage against the protagonist …

Thus is the incipit of The Trial, a ballet by the distinguished Italian choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti, who has been loosely inspired by Franz Kafka‘s eponymous 1914 literary masterpiece. The modern production, abounding in dramatic twists and turns, reproduces the story of Josef K., who wakes up on his 3 th birthday and finds beside his bed three police agents who want to arrest him for reasons that he doesn’tunderstand. The disoriented and incredulous protagonist is subsequently carried into a judicial machinery that drags him into a whirl of weird events. The Czech National Ballet will include in its repertoire a piece inspired by a Kafka novel that is an indisputable facet of the Prague milieu.

choreography > Mauro Bigonzetti
music > Antonio Bononcini, Dietrich Buxtehude, Henryk Górecki, Carlo Gesualdo, Tarquinio Merula, Claudio Monteverdi, Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky
sets and light design > Carlo Cerri
costumes > Mauro Bigonzetti
videoprojection > Carlo Cerri, OOOPStudio (Alessandro Grisendi, Marco Noviello)
assistant choreographer > Carlos Prado
ballet master > Tereza Podařilová, Alexandre Katsapov, Jiří Kodym

cast > Ondřej Vinklát/Giovanni Rotolo/Younsik Kim, Alina Nanu/Miho Ogimoto/Morgane Lanoue, Kristýna Němečková/Kristina Kornová/Minhee Kang ...

running time > 1 h 30 min (no intermission)

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Information source: Národní divadlo