Laterna magika

Bon Appétit!

Premiere performances: 10 and 11 September 2020

The New Stage
Modern adaptation
Contemporary social topic

Dear spectators,

The National Theatre operates at full capacity and all purchased tickets remain valid. However, 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.

Choose date

  • October
  • November
  • January 2021
  • April 2021
    October 2020

    Thursday 22. 10.
    20:00

    Tickets available

    Friday 23. 10.
    20:00

    Tickets available

    November 2020

    Thursday 26. 11.
    20:00

    Tickets available

    Friday 27. 11.
    20:00

    Tickets available

    January 2021

    Saturday 23. 1.
    20:00

    Tickets available

    Sunday 24. 1.
    20:00

    Tickets available

    April 2021

    Saturday 24. 4.
    17:00

    Subscription sale

    Basic information

    Venue

    The New Stage

    Approximate running time

    1 hour 35 minutes, 1 intermission 20 minutes

    Premiere

    September 10, 2020

    Fragments of stories, the inner worlds of the people we have passed by in the street or in a dream. Fear, seeking and finding. The passage of time. The joy of a well-cooked pancake. An orange and its secret beneath the zest. A plastic cup thrown away. Solitude at the table. A touch. Absence of contact. French – the language of chefs. A chocolate fountain. Frozen and defrosted feelings in the middle of an icebox for food or, rather, life ... All that is rendered by the dancers through movement, as well as, now and then, word and song. The audience can assemble from a host of such shreds their own story and their own universe, which you will invoke or end with the words “Bon Appétit”!

    Cast

    • 2020-2021

    About

    The choreographer Jan Kodet and the stage directors Martin Kukučka and Lukáš Trpišovský, forming the SKUTR tandem, have brought to bear their fascination with food and present to the audience a dance-theatre production, in which they lay bare the subject at a variety of levels, seriously or with humour and hyperbole. They whet the appetite, tickle the senses, yet they also raise questions. The ebullient Laterna magika and the Czech National Ballet dancers, clad in Simona Rybáková’s costumes, enliven Jakub Kopecký’s austere, stark scenography. The production is adorned with Ivan Acher’s contemporary music, with each scene unfurling in a different style, occasionally interspersed with singing.

    Laterna magika has always been a company given to making creative use of space and experimentation. Bon Appétit! affords scope to a new experiment, in which Laterna magika join forces with the Czech National Ballet. Come and savour the splendid dance performances of the members of the two companies.

    Bon Appétit!

    The production has been created in collaboration between Laterna magika and the Czech National Ballet.

    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    When purchasing online, we will send you an E-ticket by e-mail. You can pick up printed tickets in person at any of our box offices.

    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 National Theater

    While visiting The National Theatre and the New Stage You can use nearby secure car parks:
    Kotva department store (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh.
    Palladium department store (Na Poříčí 1079/3a, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh, or to the Powder Gate through Celetná street to Ovocný trh.

    From the beginning of April 2020, the underground car park is closed due to reconstruction. The length of the reconstruction is estimated at a year and a half.

     

    Buffets on the New Stage

    Use Café Nona for refreshments on the New Stage.

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