Slavic Temper
Ballet

Slavic Temper

Freedom, identity, originality & Slavic nature

The New Stage

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.

Basic information

Venue

The New Stage

Approximate running time

2 hours, 2 intermission 20 minutes

Premiere

June 14, 2018

The Slavs possess a rich cultural and historical heritage, and a high creative potential. They are closely connected with nature, and virtually all the traditional customs and rituals are derived from the principle of this unity. They are easy to adapt and become accustomed to other ethnic milieus. An art form cannot be questioned – your origin, the place you hail from.

Cast

  • 2020-2021

Creatives

About

The careful attention the Slavs pay to composers, to the melancholy soul, has a physical tenderness. Katarzyna, Andrey and Ondřej are choreographers endowed with unique visions and talent, artists characterised by an emotional purpose. Moods aren’t just feelings to colour your mental life. Moods are the way each of us experiences life in this world. Moods are connected with our very being. To be wise, your aim (and will) should be to enjoy being. Why not? Life is a waltz. The waltz of living. Don’t look at your feet. 1-2-3, 1-2-3. 1-2-3. Enjoyment is the thing. (Katarzyna Kozielska about choreography ASPECTS)

Antonín Dvořák’s Dumka No. 4 enthralled me upon the very first listen. I put it on over and over again, imagining meeting someone whom I know and to whom I feel very close. I felt as though I really were with that person, experiencing moments of happiness and careless childhood. And whenever the main motif reoccurred following the sweep of euphoria, it assured that it was gone ... (Ondřej Vinklát about choreography DUMKA)

Perfect Example is a loose succession of scenes about a group of individuals, a people, a nation. This group lives in a system that claims to create a perfect community. And perfection means: there are no difficulties, no differences, no problems of any kind. To reach this goal, it’s necessary to take drastic measures, and the individual has to curb his/her necessities in the name of the people. But the longer this goes on the more urgently the questions arise: Is this really in the best interest of the people? Is there really a system, or is it just an experiment? Are the people just guinea pigs in search of an answer to the question: How close to being one can we get before different opinions tear everything apart? And how much are we willing to pay, to set the perfect example? (Andrey Kaydanovskiy about choreography PERFECT EXAMPLE).

Approximate running time, including intermissions: 2 hours, two 20-minute intermissions

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.