Based on the text of Karel Jaromír Erben
Erben’s most famous work will be produced for the first time in Plzeň, as a ballet. Directed by Irena Žantovská, a long-term collaborator with DJKT, with choreography by the soloist of the Plzeň ballet and choreographer Richard Ševčík to become an hour-long show for the entire family.
Jaroslav Matějka acting as Karel Jaromír Erben will guide the audience through the four ballads – the Wedding Shirt, the Water Spirit, Lady Midday, and the Golden Spinning Wheel, all with Antonín Dvořák’s music.
By this original work we want to present the Czech literary classic and demonstrate that it is a living work, not a fossil from school textbooks.
Premiere on 7 September 2019 at DJKT Small Scene