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In the footsteps of Franz Kafka



Walks through Prague before the performances of the Czech National Ballet production Kafka: The Trial – an original accompanying programme, included in the price of your ticket.

Franz Kafka is one of most significant figures of the global 20th–century literature. His novel The Trial inspired the choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti, whose creation is the third production to be premiered by the Czech National Ballet in the 2018/19 season. It will be staged at the Estates Theatre.

We invite you to a guided tour in the footsteps of Franz Kafka, which will put you in the context of his life and work, and whet your appetite for the subsequent Czech National Ballet performance. We will take a walk through the places that inspired Kafka, the mazy alleys and lanes of Prague’s historical centre, as well as the nooks and crannies of the Old Jewish Town, where the world-renowned author lived and wrote his books. The tour will end in front of the Estates Theatre, where we will talk about the current production, its creators and more.

In the footsteps of Franz Kafka. A walk through Prague prior to the performances of Kafka: The Trial – an accompanying programme offered by the Czech National Ballet.
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The guided tours will be in Czech and English – specify which of the two languages you would prefer.
The walks will take place depending on the number of the registered participants.
The guided tours will start in front of the Estates Theatre.

They will be held before performances of Kafka: The Trial, on the following dates: 
14 and 18 June, 1 and 2 July 2019: 5.30 – 6.30 (to precede evening performances)
16 June 2019: two tours –  12.30 – 1.30 pm (to precede the afternoon performance), and 5.30 – 6.30 (to precede the evening performance).

The guided tours are free of charge, included in the price of your ticket.

The project has been implemented in collaboration with the Franz Kafka Society.

photo: Pavel Hejný