The Chap-Book - concert

National theatre

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A concert performance of Bohuslav Martinů’s choral ballet, which is made up of a loose sequence of fairy tales, folk games and nursery rhymes, inspired by collections of Karel Jaromír Erben and Božena Němcová, popular folk poetry and tales, and medieval street theatre.

National Theatre Chorus and Orchestra
Prague Philharmonic Children's Choir

Špalíček (The Chap-Book) is framed by a cycle of children’s games and scenes from rural life (The Water Sprite Game, The Cockerel and Hen Game, The Golden Gate Game, and others), interspersed with The Fairy Tale of the Cobbler and Death, The Legend of Saint Dorothy and The Fairy Tale of Cinderella.

Martinů’s ballet The Chap-Book received its world premiere in 1933 at the National Theatre in Prague, with a production choreographed by Josef Jenčík, one of the most distinguished avant-garde dance figures of the first Czechoslovak Republic.

Language – in Czech, Czech, English subtitles

Venue info

National theatre

Dress code

Theatre is a cultural institutution. Respect the common principles of appropriate behaviour and clothing.

Národní 2
Praha 1