September19 2019 (Thu)
7:00 PM

Kafka: The Trial

Ballet based on Franz Kafka´s book

The Estates Theatre | Opera and Ballet

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Date: September 19, 2019 | 19:00 (Thu)
Venue: The Estates Theatre
Duration: 0 minutes
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Ballet performance based on one of the most influential books of the 20th century

In the dark of sleep, a door opens and a woman enters dressed in sheets of paper, symbolising the fate and the case that will rage against the protagonist…This is the beginning of The Trial, a ballet by the outstanding Italian choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti who has been loosely inspired by Franz Kafka´s eponymous 1914 literary masterpiece.

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 comprehend. The disoriented and suspicious protagonist is subsequently carried into a judicial machinery that drags him into a whirl of weird events. The Czech National Ballet will include in its repertoire a production inspired by a Kafka novel that is an indisputable facet of the Prague milieu.


  • The program may be subject to change.
  • Purchased tickets cannot be returned or exchanged.
  • For the performances of the National Theatre, Karlín Music Theatre and the Estates Theatre, no discounts are provided.
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