Kafka: The Trial
Ballet

Kafka: The Trial

Live the story of Josef K.

The Estates Theatre
Suitable for graduation
Famous draft
Modern adaptation
Popular title

Basic information

Venue

The Estates Theatre

Approximate running time

1 hour 30 minutes, no intermission

Premiere

Czech premiere: 13 June 2019 in The Estates Theatre

Ballet by Mauro Bigonzetti inspired by Franz Kafka.

The Czech National Ballet includes in its repertoire a production inspired by a Kafka novel that is an indisputable facet of the Prague milieu.

Cast

  • 2020-2021

About

In the dark of sleep, a door opens and a woman enters dressed in sheets of paper, symbolizing the fate and the trial that will rage against the protagonist…

Thus is the incipit of The Trial, a ballet by the distinguished Italian choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti, who has been loosely inspired by Franz Kafka’s eponymous 1914 literary masterpiece – its fascinating language, traumatizing plot and still valid message.

The modern production, abounding in dramatic twists and turns, reproduces the story of Josef K., who wakes up on his 30th birthday and finds beside his bed three police agents who want to arrest him for reasons that he doesn’t understand. The disoriented and incredulous protagonist is subsequently carried into a judicial machinery that drags him into a whirl of weird events.

Soloists and corps de ballet of The Czech National Ballet

The hats for the Czech National Ballet production Kafka: Proces were donated by TONAK, a. s., the traditional hat maker for 220 years.

Photo of the visual image: Anna Rasmussen
Photographers for production: Martin Divíšek, Pavel Hejný

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Kafka: The Trial Programme

A booklet for the production of Kafka: The Trial

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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 Estates Theatre

Unfortunately, there is no parking near The Estates Theater. You can use the guarded parking lot in the Kotva shopping center (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1) and Paladium (Na Poříčí 1079 / 3a, Prague 1).