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The Trial - Ballet

Jiří Bubeníček
Set design
Otto Bubeníček
Nadina Cojocaru
Jaka Šimenc
Alfred Schnittke, Wim Henderickx, Hans Eisler/Heiner Goebbels, Arvo Pärt, Alva Noto (Ryuichi Sakamoto/Carsten Nicolai), Elliot Sharp, Walter Fähndrich, Anton Arensky, Caroline Shaw, Petri Sirviö, Wim Mertens. And traditional Jewish folk songs.
Running time
2 hrs including one intermission.

Suitable for children over 11 years


Are you the victim of a massive conspiracy? What is true and what is false? In a full-evening ballet inspired by Franz Kafka classic, Der Prozess, draws you into a twisted bureaucratic maze challenging both audiences and dancers. The story takes place in a city reminiscent of Prague, with magical alleys and art-nouveau inspired buildings – a place in which you can get lost. Who are you once the process is over?

Czech choreographer Jiří Bubeníček has created a brand new work for the Royal Swedish Ballet. One that revolves around the most absurd form of bureaucracy and, like Kafka’s writings, is brutal – both physically and psychologically. A work for the entire Royal Swedish Ballet and the Royal Swedish Orchestra and an exclusive participation of the Finnish screaming men's chorus Mieskuoro Huutajat!


Josef K.
Javier Rojas Arsen Mehrabyan
Fräulein Bürstner
Student Bertold
Uncle Albert Karl
Herr Huld the Lawyer
Block the Merchant
Titorelli the Painter/The Priest

Royal Swedish Ballet & Royal Swedish Orchestra