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The Little Mermaid | Ballet

Venue: Estates Theatre

 
Ovocný trh 1
110 00 Praha 1
Czech Republic
 
 
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Far away, at the very bottom of the ocean, which no anchor can reach and no human eye can see, is the home of marine beings. Dolphins, mermaids, the Sea King, his old mother and his daughter, the Little Mermaid, whose skin is as clear and smooth as a rose petal, eyes as blue as the deepest water, and whose greatest pleasure is to listen to stories about the human world far above. When she stands by the window and looks up through the dark blue, the Little Mermaid thinks of a big, noisy city on the land. No one else longs as much as she does for that world. Thus begins the story of the Little Mermaid’s true love for the terrestrial Prince, for whom she sacrifices the most precious things she has – her voice and her life. The new ballet production, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s famed fairy tale and to music by the Czech composer Zbyněk Matějů, delivered by the National Theatre Orchestra, will be choreographed by Jan Kodet and directed by the acclaimed SKUTR tandem (Martin Kukučka and Lukáš Trpišovský). The performance, abounding in poetic dance scenes, is intended not only for parents and children but for everyone who loves this immortal story.

 
Program details
 


Libretto: Jan Kodet, Martin Kukučka, Lukáš Trpišovský
Music: Zbyněk Matějů
Stage director: SKUTR (Martin Kukučka a Lukáš Trpišovský)
Sets: Jakub Kopecký
Costumes: Alexandra Grusková
Light-design: Daniel Tesař
Musical preparation: Andreas Sebastian Weiser
Conductor: Andreas Sebastian Weiser, David Švec


The cast is not known yet.

 
Venue
 
Estates Theatre
 

The Estates Theatre today

 

The Estates Theatre is one of the most beautiful historical theatre buildings in Europe. It has been part of the National Theatre since 1920. The Opera, Drama and Ballet ensembles give repertory performances at the Estates Theatre.

 

History

 

The Estates Theatre is one of the most beautiful historic theatre buildings in Europe. Its construction was initiated by the enlightened aristocrat František Antonín Count Nostitz Rieneck, led by the desire to aggrandise his native city as well as the souls of its inhabitants. The construction lasted less than two years and the Theatre was opened in 1783. This project, extremely important for the Prague of the time, was in keeping with the zeitgeist of the late 18th century, a time when national theatres were being built at European courts, royal seats and cultural centres in the spirit of the Enlightenment idea that a generally accessible theatre is a moral institution demonstrating the cultural level of the nation.

The first, sporadic Czech-language performances took place in 1785. From 1812 onwards there were regular Sunday and holiday matinees. At that time, these performances became to a certain degree a political matter too. Thus arising in the difficult years following the failed revolution in 1848 was the idea of a Czech National Theatre.

 

 

By car to the National Theatre car park

To the centre (OldTown), approach on Masarykovo nábřeží (Masaryk embankment) in the direction from the Dancing House, at the crossroads in front of the National Theatre turn right to Divadelní street and then right again to Ostrovní street to the National Theatre car park. Parking costs 50 CZK/h. 

From there, walk to the Estates Theatre along Národní street, then 28. října street, turn left on to Na Můstku street and right to Rytířská street. 

 

Other 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.

 

By tram

By daytime trams Nos. 6, 9, 18 and 22 or night trams Nos. 53, 57, 58 and 59 to the stop “Národní třída”, then by foot along Národní street, then 28. října street, turn left to Na Můstku street and right to Rytířská street.

By daytime trams Nos. 5, 8, 14 and 26 or night trams Nos. 51, 54 and 56 to the stop “Náměstí Republiky”, then on foot around the Municipal House to the Powder Gate, on Celetná street to Ovocný trh.

By daytime trams Nos. 3, 9, 14, 24 or night trams Nos. 52, 54, 55, 56 and 58 to the stop “Jindřišská”, then on foot along Nekázanka / Panská streets, turn left to Na Příkopě street and then right to Havířská street (from Na Příkopě street you can also walk through the Myslbek arcade).

 

By metro

To the station “Můstek”, lines A and B (green and yellow), then on foot through Na Můstku street and right to Rytířská street.

 
 
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