Coffee Ballet

Humorous Dance Concert on Bach

Wednesday 17.07.2019 | 19:00 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
Performance without intermission. Expected end of the performance at 20:10.


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


If we look closely at the famous portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach by Elias Gottlob Haussmann, we can discern a faint smile similar to the famous enigmatic expression of Mona Lisa.


Bach’s face lights up as the Polish dance ensemble Cracovia Danza, directed by Romana Agnel, come on stage, accompanied by Collegium Marianum and its graceful artistic director Jana Semerádová.


On the program are Bach’s orchestral suites and arias from the famous Coffee Cantata. The soprano Patricia Janečková and bass Jaromír Nosek will thus be summoned onstage too.


By now, Bach’s pronounced smile plays in direct counterpoint to the roughish sparks in his dark eyes.


What is more, the venue is in tune with our playful mood; for many years, it used to be the scene of the Liberated Theater of Werich and Voskovec and their sarcastic humor.


The ABC Theatre

Vodičkova 699/28, Praha 1, 110 00

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Partners of the concert

With kind support of Polish Institute