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Ballet

A Streetcar Named Desire

Premiere: 15 December 2022 at the Estates Theatre

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    Thursday 15. 12.
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    Saturday 25. 2.
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    Basic information

    Venue

    The Estates Theatre

    Premiere

    December 15, 2022

    A Streetcar Named Desire is John Neumeier's narrative dramatic ballet based on the play of the same name by Tennessee Williams with music by Sergei Prokofiev and Alfred Schnittke.

    Creatives

    Choreography, stage direction, sets, costumes and lighting design
    John Neumeier

    About

    The introduction of this title is an extremely important achievement in dramaturgy, as it is the very first time that the name of John Neumeier appears in the repertoire of the Czech National Ballet, which thus ranks among the world's major ensembles. The production will not only satisfy the audience's expectations and calls for dramatic work, but it will also offer a challenge for the soloists to deeply and tentatively develop their acting abilities. A native of Milwaukee, John Neumeier is a world-renowned American choreographer and the artistic director of the Hamburg Ballet, which he has been leading since 1973. Neumeier has created over 160 ballet works and collaborated with most of the major dance scenes around the world. He is best known as an excellent narrator.

    A Streetcar Named Desire is a profound psychological story set in the South of the United States that follows the lives of Stella, her husband Stanley and her sister Blanche. This play has become one of the classics of American drama. John Neumeier was inspired by the story and created the ballet, which was first performed in 1983. The premiere of this production at the Estates Theatre will be a continuation of the dramaturgical line of intimate narrative titles of the world dance theater scene inspired by important literary masterpieces, such as the ballets Kafka: The Trial or Leonce & Lena.

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    Where to buy tickets

    The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 June at 9am we started selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of November 2022.


    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 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).

    Buffets at the Estates Theater

    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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