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4 Elements

National Theatre Brno

The State Opera

Basic information


The State Opera

Approximate running time

2 hours 20 minutes, 2 intermission (30 minutes, 20 minutes) minutes


9th of March 2018 at Mahen Theatre

Four exciting choreographies about women and men, about order and spontaneity.


  • 2023-2024



4 Elements is a contemporary ballet evening introducing international choreographies by the most exceptional choreographers. Ballet NdB worked for the first time with one of the most acclaimed personalities of contemporary ballet – Nacho Duato. His choreography Gnawa is an impressive show with music typical of the North African region and the adjoining Mediterranean. Gnawa is full of dancing and musical power, sensuous elegance, organic rhythm of the Mediterranean and plastic and dynamic choreography by Nacho Duato.

During this evening you can also see two extraordinary choreographies by the genius Jiří Kylián, Sarabande and Falling Angels. Male and female elements are presented the masterful compositions of each title. Falling Angels shows women, dancers, their ambition for perfection and their subjection to the female psyche in different life situations. On the other hand, Sarabande is a purely male affair. The choreographer, in some respects, chauvinistically views male aggression, vulnerable sensitivity and civility, exploring their sexuality, feelings of worthlessness, importance… and stupidity.

Last but not least, we also present in this ballet evening the original work by Lukáš Timulák, Hidden Order, where the author deals with the structure of our being, life in a world of visible and invisible patterns.

Premiere: 9th of March 2018 at Mahen Theatre

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Practical information

Where to buy tickets

The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 October at 9am we selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of March 2024.

When purchasing online, you can get an e-ticket. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.

What to wear?

By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.

Parking at the State opera

While visiting the State Opera, you can take the slip road on Wilsonova street from the left lane close to the State Opera building to the Parking Centrum above-ground garage. The parking fee is 40 CZK/h.

Buffets at the State Opera

No waiting. For your benefit, please pre-order your food and beverages at the bar to minimize waiting in the queue!

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