Kafka: The Trial

Estate theatre

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 3rd birthday and finds beside his bed three police agents who want to arrest him for reasons that he doesn’t understand. 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 production inspired by a Kafka novel that is an indisputable facet of the Prague milieu.

Choreography: Mauro Bigonzetti
Music: Claudio Monteverdi, Tarquinio Merula, Henryk Górecki, Carlo Gesualdo, Dietrich Buxtehude, Modest Mussorgski, Antonio Bonocini
Sets, Lighting design, Video concept: Carlo Cerri
Costumes: Mauro Bigonzetti
Videoprojection: OOOPStudio (Alesandro Grisendi, Marco Noviello)

Approximate running time, including intermission:
1 hour 30 minutes, there is no intermission

Premieres 13. and 14.6. 2019

Venue info

Estate theatre

Dress code

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

It is obligatory to wear a face mask or other similar protection of the nose and mouth inside the theatre.
Spectators entrance, stay in the theatre and the subsequent exit is organized by the theatre staff in a special mode so that the visitors of the individual sectors are separated from each other and do not have to meet even in the areas of refreshments, restrooms or cloak rooms.

Thank you for respecting the government regulations and we look forward to seeing you.

Ovocný trh
Praha 1