Love can overpower even the darkest of spells
1 hour 55 minutes, 1 intermissionPremiere
Revival: 6 June 2020
The dance-theatre production, featuring music by Zbyněk Matějů, choreographed by Jan Kodet and directed by the SKUTR tandem, is based on a Sorbian legend dating from the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries.
Amidst a landscape of undulating hills, overgrown with towering forests, a landscape of plains with small lakes and brooks, in a landscape once upon a time inhabited by the now almost extinct nation of Lusatian Sorbs, takes place the story of a boy who had to mature swiftly into a man. The story of Krabat, the sorcerer’s apprentice.
The ballet The Sorcerer’s Apprentice premiered in February 2013 at the National Theatre. You may not be acquainted with white and black magic, be unaware of what the Koraktor is and not be familiar with the Lusatian tale of the boy Krabat, an enchanted mill, the master sorcerer and his 12 apprentices. Yet we all know what it is about, we have no doubts that love has the power to free Krabat from the shackles of spells, and our hearts melt when we witness the strength of friendship, the courage to lay down one’s life for a friend.
The staging team – the SKUTR directors’ tandem and the choreographer Jan Kodet – guide us through the story of Krabat’s emotional path like on a thread. They are supported by Zbyněk Matějů’s sublime music and the performances of the Czech National Ballet dancers.
National Theatre Orchestra
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