Coffee Ballet

Humorous Dance Concert on Bach

Wednesday 17. 07. 2019 | 19.00 Prague City Theatres – The ABC Theatre
Vodičkova 699/28, Praha 1, 110 00


Dance Performance in Three Scenes:
Diversion in front of the Café – At the Café – Battle over Coffee

Johan Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Selection of arias and recitatives from
Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht (Caffee Kantate / Coffee Cantata), BWV 211
Selection of dances from orchestral suites BWV 1066, 1067, 1068 and 1069

We recommend the performance for children from 6 years.

Performance without intermission. Expected end of the performance at 20:10.


Monika Polak-Luścińska – stage design, costumes
Grzegorz Marczak – light design


Have you ever seen a coffee pot dance with a sugar bowl or coffee beans? If not, you are welcome to come and see this playful performance in which a coffee set will come alive.


Polish dance ensemble Cracovia Danza will appear in beautiful costumes in the style of Meissen china, accompanied by Collegium Marianum with its graceful artistic director Jana Semerádová.


On the program are Bach’s orchestral suites and arias from the famous Coffee Cantata sung by Patricia Janečková (soprano) and Jaromír Nosek (bass). But we shall also hear dances that used to be played at royal and aristocratic balls and dances typical of the carnival season and plebeian merriment. The choreography is based on authentic Baroque dance notations with the use of period dumb show.


Prague City Theatres – The ABC Theatre

Vodičkova 699/28, Praha 1, 110 00

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Partners of the concert

With kind support of Polish Institute