5/28/2019 The Trial

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!