Bogdan Pawlowski

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Janáček Theatre / Ballet Dates and tickets

A fairytale ballet about the beautiful Snow White, her evil stepmother and seven dwarfs.

Who doesn’t know the story of Snow White, adored by everyone from her very first day? The youngest members of the audience can look forward to fairy‑tale stage design, bringing them to the castle, to the chambers of the Evil Queen or to the forest. Alongside the Seven Dwarfs, the forest is also full of animals – foxes, squirrels, rabbits and bears – always there to cheer Snow White up. This classical ballet fairy‑tale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, is based on the story written by the famous Grimm brothers but also inspired by the Walt Disney film adaptation. Generations of the youngest ones have enjoyed Snow White performed by the Brno Ballet ensemble for decades now. A proof of its popularity among children is the total number of staged performances – the young audience have applauded the dancers more than 340 times! With changing generations of dancers performing in Snow White and Seven Dwarfs, this ballet is a fairy‑tale evergreen, perfect for any generation. Anyone who hears the vibrant applause from the charmed children will understand why this production has been attracting audiences to the National Theatre Brno for over forty years.

Premiere: 30th of May 1973 at Janáček Theatre


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duration 2 hours 10 min
two intermissions (20 min each)
suitable for children of 4 years and older


A free Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs colouring book as a gift from Ballet NdB, to help the children understand the story better:


  • Text: Mgr. Eliška Hanzlová
  • Graphic Design: Marcela Schneiberková
  • Illustrations: Bára Růžičková


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Poster design: Robert V. Novák

Poster photography, performance pictures: Ctibor Bachratý



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Production team

Bogdan Pawlowski Author / Music
Witold Borkowski Choreography, Direction and Libretto (based on a story by the Grimm brothers )
Stanislav Piotrowski Libretto (based on a story by the Grimm brothers )
Pavel Šnajdr Conductor
Jaroslav Milfajt Set and Costume Design
Jana Přibylová Assistant Choreographer
Jana Ruggieri Assistant Choreographer
Alena Kolegarová Stage Manager


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