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A Czech Ball (not only) with Bedřich Smetana
During an evening of dancing in the style of Bedřich Smetana's period, awaiting you is a ball at the Rudolfinum with the swishing of skirts, the whirling of fans, and varied folk costumes from every corner of our country. Come get a taste of the end of the 19th century and experience a different kind of ball!
Kateřina Klementová author and guide
Dominika Prokopová guide
Bedřich Smetana Dance Band
Vojtěch Jouza conductor
The programme is based on a musical part but also on a spoken word that will be given in Czech language only. The programme will not be supplied with English subtitles.
We are holding a Czech Ball in the Ceremony Hall of the Rudolfinum modeled after those held by Czech patriots! An evening full of live music, dancing, and tableaux vivantes will be the highpoint of dance classes held at the Rudolfinum from the autumn of 2023. The ball is open to the general public, including to those who do not attend the dance classes. The Sunday Czech Ball will be preceded by Saturday preparations with instruction in the basic dances and discussion of the customs and traditions at balls of that period.
Awaiting you is a ball at the Rudolfinum with the swishing of skirts, the whirling of fans, and varied folk costumes from every corner of our country. Come get a taste of the end of the 19th century and experience a different kind of ball!
And so… May I have this dance?
The price of a ticket to the ball includes a meeting with a talk about the customs and traditions of the dance parties of the time (Where shall we go tomorrow? 13 April 2024 at 4 pm in the Suk Hall of the Rudolfinum) and dance preparation for the ball (What shall we dance? 13 April 2024 at 6 pm in the Hall of the Rudolfinum).
Rudolfinum — Ceremony Hall
How to buy ticketsBuy online
For online shopping you will be redirected to the website of the Czech Philharmonic.Personally at the Rudolfinum cash desk
Vacancies and other information about the concert will be provided by the Czech Philharmonic's Customer Service.
The sale of individual tickets for subscription concerts (orchestral, chamber, educational) will begin on Wednesday 7 June 2023 at 10.00 a.m. Tickets for the public dress rehearsals will go on sale on 13 September 2023 at 10.00 a.m.
Customer Service of Czech Philharmonic
Tel.: +420 227 059 227
Customer service is available on weekdays from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.