Season 2014-2015


Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky



Choreography and Stage Direction: Fernand Nault
Conductor: Pavel Šnajdr
Set Design: Peter Horne
Costume Design: Ludmila Várossová
Staging: André Laprise, Mário Radačovský

The Mouse King, Harlequin, Colombine and…The Nutcracker.

The story of Clara, which takes place on Christmas Eve, transports us from a joyous Christmas celebration into the magical world of Clara’s dreams. This version by Canadian choreographer Fernand Nault was created in 1964 and since then Les Grands Ballets Canadiens has brought it to life every holiday season in Montreal. This production, with Tchaikovsky’s enchanting music, magnificent sets and lavish costumes has been entertaining children for the past 50 years. Walk with us into this magical world. Let yourself be carried away on a sleigh to the Land of Snow. Dance among the Snowflakes. Be welcomed by the Candy Man in the Kingdom of Sweets. Enjoy meeting more than a hundred different characters performed by soloists and members of the Ballet of the National Theatre Brno, students from the Dance Conservatory in Brno, the I.V. Psota Ballet School and the Filiánek Ballet School on our fairytale journey of The Nutcracker

A fairytale ballet for the whole family about the magic of Christmas...

Premiere 10th October 2014, Janáček Theatre


Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky



Choreography and Stage Direction: Mário Radačovský
Set Design: Marek Hollý
Costume Design: Patricia Barker
Projection: Michael Auer

Sometimes one second is enough...

Black and White is essentially a contemporary, adapted version of the flagship of the classical repertoire – Swan Lake. A ballet that is without a doubt the most performed across the world. However our version, which had great success in the USA, represents today’s world. The work attempts to bring to the younger generation a different point of view, contradicting all traditions and as such visually reshaping Swan Lake.  In the traditional version, the figure of the ballerina is the most dominant (main dual role of Odette-Odile) and thus it is mainly a statement about the female element. However in this production the story is told through the main character of Prince Siegfried, who is going through a difficult life situation associated with the treatment of a serious illness – cancer. Sometimes one second is enough – and life is turned upside down. Siegfried is searching for himself in the beauty of the fair and almost perfect creature that is a swan. Just like the Prince in the classic version of the story, he also faces a choice. White or Black...Is the colour of white really so innocent or is it far more dangerous than black? Some cultures consider black to be much more predictable than white. It’s about how we see things: perhaps paradoxically, black helps us much more to become conscious of our journey.

Premiere 20th March 2015, Mahen Theatre