Czech National Ballet

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  • Ballet The National Theatre

    Swan Lake

    Iconic classical ballet choreographed by John Cranko.

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  • Ballet The Estates Theatre

    Kafka: The Trial

    Live the story of Josef K.

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12. 9. 2019

Thalia Awards 2019 – nominations released!

There are two dancers from the Czech National Ballet nominated.

There are two dancers from the Czech National Ballet nominated for the prize Thalia Awards 2019 in the Dance and Theatre of movement. Both of them showed exceptional artistic excellence in La Fille mal gardée (The Wayward Daughter).

Alina Nanu, the first soloist of the Czech National Ballet, is nominated for the role of Lise.
“As if the role was made especially for her!” It sounds like a cliché but if you watch Alina dancing, you must agree. She is playful, naughty and sweet and you don’t even realize what skill she demonstrates while coming to terms with Ashton’s choreography full of difficult technical moves and demanding steps.

Matěj Šust, the soloist of the Czech National Ballet, is nominated for the role of Colas.
By interpreting Colas with bravura, Matěj has shown again that he is one of the greatest dancers of his generation. He is authentic, easy and convincing, dances with lightness, precision and a sense of humor even though Frederick Ashton’s choreography is highly demanding. He is a reliable partner for Alina Nanu in the duets and synchronizes his dance phrases with music perfectly.

Congratulations! We are keeping our fingers crossed!

foto: Serghei Gherciu

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11. 9. 2019

The Czech National Ballet On Tour – autumn 2019

The Czech National Ballet enters a new season with couple world tours also.

At the end of August our dancers left for Finland and performed in two cities Lappeenranta and Tampere where the well known Finish dancer, ballet master, teacher and artistic director Juhani Teräsvuori organizes a GALA. The Czech National Ballet presented Aspectsby Katarzyna Kozielska and Vertigo by Mauro Bigonzetti.

At the end of September our dancers go to the South Korean city of Seoul and will perform together with the Korean National Ballet. Their show will present several choreographies of Jiří Kylián – the avant-garde piece Gods and Dogs will be performed by the Czech dancers in Korea for the first time.

Later in the fall the Czech National Ballet will bring the romantic fairy tale La Bayadère by Javier Torres to five Chinese cities (Nanjing, Zhuhai, Shenzen, Shanghai and Beijing). They will also take part in a special Ballet Gala where both traditional and modern works will be performed.

The Czech National Ballet On Tour – Finland
foto: Adam Zvonař

2. 9. 2019

ND Fest – Opening of the 137. season of the National Theatre in Prague

The National Theatre opens the new season as usual – there will be a happening at the Václav Havel Square (National Theatre piazzetta). This year the audience will have the opportunity to see and hear various musical bands comprised of the National Theatre artists.

The Czech National Ballet will be represented by a group called HORNY BACH at 16.00pm.

“A band that never rose above average and has always had the ambition to be a warm-up group of the Il Bohemo warm-up group.”

Its members are the Czech National Theatre Ballet dancers Kristina Kornová, Morgane Lanoue, Štěpán Pechar, Marek Svobodník, Matěj Šust and Ondřej Vinklát.

Accompanying programme:
National Theatre workshops for children. Meeting with The Czech National Ballet soloist Marta Drastíková.
Weel of Fortune, National Mail, there will be refreshments and rosted hot dogs. A statue on the piazzetta will get a new costume.

The National Theatre season begins:
On Tuesday Semptember 3, 2019, at 3 pm.
In case of rain the show will be held in the New Stage building.

Entrance free.


28. 8. 2019

In the Footsteps of Franz Kafka 2019/2020 – off-program produced by The Czech National Ballet

Guided tour aronud Prague before Kafka: The Trial performance. Including in the price of your ticket.

We invite you to a guided tour that will put you in context and whet your appetite for attending the subsequent performance. We will take a walk through the places in Prague that inspired Kafka, the nooks and crannies of the Old Jewish Town, where the world-renowned author lived and wrote his books. Moreover, we will talk about the current production, its creators and more. The tour is free of charge, including in the price of your ticket.

In the Footsteps of Franz Kafka:
– Reservations at: or
– In Czech and in English. Leave note about language preferention with your reservation.
– The guided tour will start in front of the Estates Theatre.

In the Footsteps of Franz Kafka before Kafka: The Trial performances in these terms:
– 30 and 31 August 2019: 5.30 – 6.30 pm
– 19, 21, 23 September 2019: 5.30 – 6.30 pm

In cooperation with The Franz Kafka Society of Prague.

photo: Pavel Hejný

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25. 8. 2019

Ten dancers become members of The Czech National Ballet – Welcome in Prague!

Our company is truly cosmopolitan – there are seventeen nationalities from around the world included local Czech.

The Czech National Ballet has launched the 2019/20 season under the motto Continuously moving, bearing in mind the very essence of dance theatre that we create through movement, as well as an outreach, contact with the world, which is not motionless either.
The Czech National Ballet is a truly cosmopolitan company, made up of dancers hailing from 17 countries (Canada, Germany, Spain, France, the UK, Switzerland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Slovakia, Ukraine, the USA and the Czech Republic). This diversity affords a colourful scale of means of expression, characteristic of a variety of nationalities, their differing natures and temperaments. The result is a blending together of numerous dance schools and styles, mutual enrichment and unique inspiration.
And who are the new additions? Giacomo De Leidy joined the company at the end of the previous season. Italians, Angelo Marco Accardi, will bring to bear his experience as a member of the Bayerische Staatsballet II in Munich, and Nikita Filippo Zini came from the John Cranko Schule in Stuttgart. The John Quincy Powers from USA came to Prague from the Tulsa Ballet.

The new members also include two Swiss, Robert Jerjen and Basil Schwerzmann, both of them graduates of the Tanzakademie Zürich. After completing the National Ballet School of Canada, Daniel Leger danced with the junior group of the Ballett Dortmund. Fraser Roach studied at the Royal Ballet School in London and danced with the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Stuttgarter Ballett and the Ballett Zürich.

A demi-soloist post has been assumed by Evgeniya Gonzalez, a graduate of the Royal Swedish Ballet School, who gained professional experience with the Mariinsky Theatre and the Nationaltheater München ballet companies. The Czech National Ballet has also been joined by Federica Bona, a Palermo native, who was trained at the Scuola di Ballo del Teatro alla Scala in Milan, and the French ballerina Theodora Lehu, will bring to bear her experience with l'Opéra National de Bordeaux, the Stuttgarter Ballett and the Ballett Zürich.

Radka Příhodová married Adam Zvonař and will use his surname.

photo: Serghei Gherciu

19. 8. 2019

The Czech National Ballet new season is coming. We start on August 30th!

Season 2019/2020 – Continuously moving / Stále v pohybu

Opening season performances – Kafka: The Trial
Friday 30th and Saturday 31st August in The Estates Theatre

Season 2019/2020 – Continuously moving / Stále v pohybu

3 premieres / 2 revivals / ballet Gala / reopening of The State Opera / cooperation with Laterna magika

Kylián – Bridges of Time, Gods & Dogs / Velvet Ballet Gala / Leonce & Lena / Onegin / Bon Appétit! / Sleeping Beauty / Krabat

The National Theatre / The New Stage / The Estates Theatre / The State Opera

You are warmly welcome on our performances and we are looking forward to meet you – The Czech National Ballet!

photo: Youn Sik Kim

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19. 8. 2019

Daniel Camargo is looking forward to season 2019/2020 with The Czech National Ballet

“Dear Fans and Company friends, thank you all for the warm welcome into the company. The few times we shared the stage this season was a great joy. Wish you all a great summer and looking forward to next season.”

Yours Daniel Camargo – principal guest of The Czech National Ballet

photo: Youn Sik Kim

24. 6. 2019

Ballet in July and August 2019 – create your summer exklusive with ballet

Let us inspire you and enjoy extraordinary summer evening in the Estates Theatre. Ballet in summer, really? Of course! With The Czech National Ballet.

During the summer months the Czech National Ballet presents four performances. Pay us a visit and experience an unusual combination of fine art in a beautiful theatre building and sunny weather, vacation and summer atmosphere. Pietro Filipi a TONAK a.s. offer you some inspiration for summer theatre outfits.

Kafka: The Trial produced by the Czech National Ballet – A ballet by Mauro Bigonzetti based on Franz Kafka’s novel
The Czech National Ballet season 2018/2019 closing – Monday 1th and Tuesday 2nd July at 19.00pm
The Czech National Ballet season 2019/2020 opening – Friday 30th and Saturday 31th August at 19.00pm

Hats for Kafka: The Trial from company TONAK a.s., traditional producer of hats already 220 years.

You are invited to visit ballet performances by members of The Czech National Ballet Louise Corpechot, Olga Bogoliubskaia, Roger Cuadrado, Paul Irmatov and Younsik Kim.

Photoshooting Ballet in July and August 2019
photo: Younsik Kim
hats: TONAK
outfits: Pietro Filipi
makeup: Pavel Kortan
location: Stavovské divadlo
The Czech National Ballet dancers
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