September04 2020 (Fri)
7:00 PM

Kafka: Proces

Ballet by Mauro Bigonzetti inspired by Franz Kafka

The Estates Theatre | Opera and Ballet

90 minutes | Available

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Date: September 04, 2020 | 19:00 (Fri)
Venue: The Estates Theatre
Duration: 90 minutes
Status: Available
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Ballet inspired by the famous Franz Kafka´s internationally acclaimed novel The Trial

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 price includes service fee of 3,7 € (100,- CZK)
  • Printed tickets required.
  • No intermissions.
  • The program may be subject to change.
  • Purchased tickets cannot be returned or exchanged.
  • No discounts are provided.
  • Theatre is a cultural institution. Please respect the common principles of appropriate behaviour and clothing.

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