The Metamorphosis

podle F. Kafky / DekkaDancers


A ballet transformation of Kafka's Metamorphosis.

'Come and have a look, it has died', the servant calls over the corpse of a monster. That is the tragic end of Řehoř Samsa who wakes up one day transformed into an ugly insect. 

  • Stage Small stage
  • Premiere Saturday, 06 January 2018
  • Age Category From 14 years
  • Libretto, Choreography and Direction:
    DEKKADANCERS - Štěpán Benyovszký, Štěpán Pechar, Ondřej Vinklát
    Hauschka a další
    Stage Design and Costumes:
    Pavel Knolle
    Light design:
    Karel Šimek
    Assistant Choreographer:
    Richard Ševčík
    Assistant director:
    Miroslav Hradil
    Stage manager:
    Petr Šmaus

The horrifying metamorphosis of Řehoř disrupts relationships in the family and around, and it can only be mended by the death of the afflicted individual. Kafka's novel The Metamorphosis from 1915 has caused various interpretations from symbolism through sci-fi vision, criticism of hypocritical morals and hyperbole to anecdotal pun. A distinctive interpretation of The Metamorphosis is brought to the JK Tyl Theatre’s Black Box by DekkaDancers, the youngest choreography generation which became known for their characterful humour bordering on parody and are also familiar to the Pilsen audience from the Kill de Bill show. The group consisting mainly of national-ballet members won the first prize in the genre for Janáček's Sinfonieta for their modern form of film video-art. The present reputation of DekkaDancers therefore guarantees that the January premiere of The Metamorphosis will be a great event, supported by the intimate atmosphere of the Black Box.

Premiere on 6 January 2018 at the Black Box.

Promo picture: Martina Root

Stroboscopic lighting effects are used in the performance.

Music in the performance was used under license OSA. logo_osa_cmyk100_20_5_0-01.jpg

The songs are used in the performance: Elisabeth Bay, Bertelmann Volker: Pripyat, Ellington Edward Kennedy, Mills Irving: Mooch, Ellington Edward Kennedy, Tizol Juan: Caravan, Bertelmann Volker: Knowledge is Passed On, Bertelmann Volker: Two Stones.