The ballet by Sergei Prokofiev has always been closely connected to the Czech Republic. The full ballet premiered in Brno in 1938. The Artistic Director Petr Zuska moves the story far beyond. His production faces the eternal conflict of the male and female principle, the two polarities always struggling between the passion and antagonism. Both their protagonists of the title roles, Marta Drastíková and Ondřej Vinklát, received the Thalia Award for their performance.