Petr Zuska has been the Artistic Director of The Czech National Ballet since July 2002. Image video
After the 2016/17 season, Petr Zuska will round off his 15-year tenure at the helm of the Czech National Ballet.
During this time the following productions have been realized:

2016/2017 Season

  • Solo for two of us
    Choreography: Petr Zuska
    Music: Jaromír Nohavica, Beata Bocek

    Premiere 15 June 2017 at the New Stage of the National Theatre
  • Tremble
    Choreography: Petr Zuska
    Music: Henryk Górecki, Jiří Pavlica

    Premiere 3 March 2017 at the National Theatre
  • The Little Mermaid
    Choreography: Jan Kodet
    Music: Zbyněk Matějů

    Premiere: 10 November 2017 at Estate Theatre

2015/2016 Season

  • Vertigo
    Choreography: Radu Poklitaru, Mauro Bigonzetti, Alexander Ekman

    Rain
    Choreography: Radu Poklitaru
    Music: Jacques Brel, folk songs, Johann Sebastian Bach

    Vertigo
    Choreography: Mauro Bigonzetti
    Music: Dmitri Shostakovich

    Cacti
    Choreography: Alexander Ekman
    Music: Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Andy Stein

    Premiere: 9 June 2016 on the New Stage of the National Theatre

 

  • Snow Queen

    Libretto, choreography and directory: Michael Corder
    Music: Sergei Prokofiev

    Premiere: 3 March 2016 at the State Opera

 

  • The Nutcracker and the Cuddly Mouse

    Choreography and directory: Petr Zuska
    Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Premiere: 3 December 2015 at the National Theatre

2014/2015 Season

  • OHAD NAHARIN decadance

    Choreography: Ohad Naharin
    Music: Perez Prado & His Orchestra: Adios Mi Chaparrita (B.Marcus, L. F.Esperon), Billy May & His Rico Mambo Orchestra: Hernando´s Hideaway (R. Adler, J. Ross), Perez Prado: Solamente Una Vez ( A. Lara - R. Gilbert), Perez Prado & His Orchestra: Taboo ( M. Lecuona), Perez Prado & His Orchestra: Isle of Capri (J.Kennedy), Perez Prado: Adios Pampa Mia (F. Canaro - M. Mores - I. Pelay), The John Buzon Trio: It must be true (G. Arnheim, G. Clifford - H. Barris), Dick Dale: Hava Nagila (traditional music), Ohad Naharin,The Tractor´s Revenge: Echad Mi Jodea (traditional Israeli music), James Bowman: Nisi Dominus (A.Vivaldi), Marusha (D.J.): Somewhere over the rainbow (H.Arlen - E. Y. Harburg), Don Swan & His Orchestra: Hooray For Hollywood (J.H.Mercer - R. E. Whiting), Dean Martin: Sway (P. B. Ruiz, L. Demetrio - N. Gimbel), Chari Chari: Favourite Final Geisha Show, Kid 606: Flutter, Rayon: Mount Carmel, AGF: Ambient trust, Private Birds, You Stop, Fennesz: On , Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai: Na Tum Jaano Na Hum (R. Roshan), Seefeel: Me, Chronomad (Sokut), The Beach Boys: You´re Welcome (B. Wilson, V. D. Parks), Brian Eno: Neroli (Thinking Music, part IV)

    Premiere: 4 June 2015 on the New Stage of the National Theatre

 

  • Ballettissimo

    1st Symphony in D major
    Choreography: Petr Zuska
    Music: Gustav Mahler

    Reflections on the Fate of Human Forms
    Choreography: Jacopo Godani
    Music: 48nord (Ulrich Müller a Siegfried Rössert)

    7th Symphony in A major
    Choreography: Uwe Scholz
    Music: Ludwig van Beethoven

    Premiere: 5 March 2015 at State Opera

 

  • La Bayadère

    Choreography: Javier Torres, Marius Petipa
    Music: Ludwig Minkus

    Premiere: 20 November 2014 at State Opera

2013/2014 Season

  • Valmont

    Choreography: Libor Vaculík
    Music: Franz Schubert, Pēteris Vasks

    Premiere: 26 June 2014 at Estate Theatre

 

  • Czech Ballet Symphony II

    Soldier´s Mass
    Choreography: Jiří Kylián
    Music: Bohuslav Martinů

    Guru
    Choreography: Viktor Konvalinka
    Music: Jan Jirásek,

    Stabat Mater
    Choreography: Petr Zuska
    Music: Antonín Dvořák 

    Premiere: 17 April 2014 at the National Theatre
     
  • Romeo and Juliet
    Choreography and directory: Petr Zuska
    Music: Sergei Prokofjev

    Premiere 14 November 2014 at State Opera

 

2012/2013 Season

  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice
    Choreography: Jan Kodet
    Libretto: Jan Kodet, Martin Kukučka, Lukáš Trpišovský
    Music: Zbyněk Matějů

    Premiere 28 February 2013 at National Theatre

     
  • Americana III

    Theme and Variations
    Choreography: George Balanchine
    Music: P.I.Tchaikovsky

    In the Middle Somewhat Elevated
    Choreography: William Forsythe
    Music: Thom Willems

    Fancy Free
    Choreography: Jerome Robbins
    Music: Leonard Bernstein

    Premiere 25 October 2012 at State Opera

 

2011/2012 Season

  • Sleeping Beauty
    Choreography: Javier Tores
    Music: P.I.Tchaikovsky

    Premiere: March 29th 2012 at National Theatre
    Since season 2012/2013 is this performance perfomed at State Opera' stage

 

  • Moonshine
    Choreography: Christopher Bruce

    Dance at the Crossroads
    Music: Waterboys

    Moonshine
    Music: Bob Dylan

    Rooster
    Music: Rolling Stones

    Premiere 16 November 2011 on the New Stage of the National Theatre

 

2010/2011 Season

  • Cinderella
    Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot
    Music: Sergei Prokofiev
    Premiere 14 April 2011 at the National Theatre

 

  • Rite of Spring
    Choreography: Petr Zuska

    1st Symphony in D major
    Music: Gustav Mahler

    Déja vu
    Music: F.Chopin, N.Pganini, N. Rota

    Lyrical
    Music: Ruthenian and Slovak folk ballads

    Empty Title
    Music: Elvis Costello / Brodsky Kvartet, Tango

    Rite of Spring
    Music: Igor Stravinskij
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    Premiére 11 November 2010 at the National Theatre

 

2009/2010 Season

  • Faust
    Choreography and director: Libor Vaculík
    Music: Igor Stravinskij / Dmitry Shostakovich / John Williams / Petr Malásek
    Premiére 5 Dec 2009 at Estates Theatre
     
  • Othello
    Choreography: Youri Vamos
    Music: Leoš Janáček
    Premiere 1 April 2010 at the National Theatre

 

2008/2009 Season

  • Extreme

    A Little Extreme

    Choreography: Petr Zuska

    Last Touch
    Choreographgy: Jiří Kylián

    A Little Touchof the Last Extreme
    Choreography: Petr Zuska

    Premiere 17 June 2009 at the New Stage of the National Theatre

 

  • CamouflAGE -photo1 | photo2
    Choreography: Jan Kodet
    Music: Ivan Acher
    Premiere 15 Jan 2009 at Kolowrat Theatre
     
  • Swan Lake - photo
    Choreography Kennet Graeve according to M.Petipa and L.Ivanov
    Music: P.I.Tchaikovsky
    Premiere 12 Feb 2009 at the National Theatre

2007/2008 Season

  • Causa Carmen

    Santa says Cut it!

    Choreography: Johan Greben, Uri Ivgi
    Music: Percossa

    Carmen - photo
    Choreography:  Mats Ek
    Music: Georges Bizet, Rodion Konstantinovich Shchedrin
    Premiere: 14 June 2008 at the National Theatre
     
  • La Sylphide /  Napoli -photo1 | photo2
    Choreography: August Bournonville, Frank Andersen
    Music: Herman Severin von Løevenskjøld / E. Helsted, H.S. Paulli, H.C. Lumbye
    Premiere: February 21st 2008 at the National Theatre

     
  • Czech Ballet Symphony

    D.M.J. 1953 – 1977 - photo1 | photo2
    Choreography: Petr Zuska
    Music: A.Dvorak, B.Martinu, L.Janacek

    The Unspoken Silence - photo1 | photo2
    Choreography: Tomás Rychtetsky
    Music: L.Janacek

    6 Halves of a Human - photo1 | photo2
    Choreography: Zuzana Simáková
    Music: B.Smetana, O.Sevcik

    Sinfonietta: - photo1 | photo2
    Choreography: Jiri Kylian
    Music: L.Janacek

    Premiére 20. Septamber 2007 at the National Theatre

2006/2007 Season

  • Brel – Vysockij – Kryl; Solo For Three
    photo1 | photo2 | photo3
    Choreography and stage direction: Petr Zuska Music: J.Brel, V.Vysockij, K.Kryl
    Premiered: May 19th 2007 at the National Theatre Prague
     
  • Romeo and Juliet - photo1 | photo2
    Choreography: Youri Vàmos
    Music: Sergei Prokofiev
    Premiered: November 19, 2006 at the National Theatre

2005/2006 Season

  • Onegin - photo
    Choreography: John Cranko
    Music: P.I.Cajkovskij, arranged by Kurt Heinz Stolce
    Premiered: November 10th 2005 at The National Theatre
     
  • Mozart? Mozart!

    Petite Mort - photo1 | photo2
    Choreography: Jiri Kylian
    Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Requiem - photo1 | photo2 | photo3
    Choreography: Petr Zuska
    Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Rentsch
    Premiered: March 9th at The National Theatre
     
  • Goldilocks - photo1 | photo2
    Choreography: Jan Kodet
    Music: Vladimir Franz
    Stage director: Ondrej Havelka
    Premiered: June 16th, 2006 at the Estates Theatre

2004/2005 Season

  • The Nutcracker, a Christmas Carol - photo1 | photo2
    Choreography: Youri Vamos
    Music: Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Premiered: December 9th 2004 at The National Theatre
     
  • Sleeping Beauty - photo
    Choreography: Jaroslav Slavicky
    Music: P.I.Tchaikovsky
    A performance of the Prague Ballet Conservatory
     
  • Ballet Mania - photo1 | photo2
    Samples of ballet performances accompanied by a narrative.
    Choreography: Lev Ivanov, Erich Walter, Ruzena Mazalova, Jiri Kylian, Marius Petipa, Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, George Balanchine, Vlastimil Harapes, Petr Zuska, Jan Kodet, Michail Michajlovic Fokine, Christopher Hampson, Helena Kazarova, Anton Dolin
    Direction: Petr Zuska, Vaclav Janecek
    Premiered: February 24th 2005 at The Estates Theatre
     
  • Ibbur, or A Prague Mystery - photo
    Choreography: Petr Zuska
    Music: Zbynek Mateju
    Direction: Daniel Wiesner, Petr Zuska
    Premiered: May 12th 2005 in The Estates Theatre

 

2003/2004 Season

  • Lucrezia Borgia - photo
    Choreography: Libor Vaculik
    Music: Petr Malasek
    Direction: Libor Vaculik
    Premiered: November 20th 2003 at The National Theatre
     
  • Giselle - photo
    Choreography: Christopher Hampson
    Music: Adolphe Charles Adam
    Direction: Christopher Hampson
    Premiered: April 1st at The National Theatre
     
  • Family Album:

    Family Album - photo1 | photo2
    Choreography: Conny Janssen
    Music: Guillaume de Machaut, Carlos Cardel, John Dowland, Tobias Hume, Leonard Cohen, Claudio Monteverdi

    Les Bras de Mer - photo1 | photo2 | photo3
    Choreography: Petr Zuska
    Music: Yann Tiersen

    Through Nana's Eyes - photo
    Choreography: Itzik Galili
    Music: Tom Waits, Leonard Bernstein
    Premiered: June 10th at The Estates Theatre

 

2002/2003 Season

  • The Songs of the Earth –- this performance is composed of three choreographies with ethnic themes:

    Jardi Tancat - photo
    Choreography: Nacho Duato
    Music: Maria del Mar Bonet

    Black and Blues - photo
    Choreography: Stijn Celis
    Music: Vera Bila & Kale, Györgi Ligeti, Boban Markovic, Koen Vandenhoudt

    Among the Mountains- photo
    Choreography: Petr Zuska
    Music: Cechomor
    Premiered November 21st 2002 at The Estates Theatre
     
  • The Taming of the Shrew - photo
    Choreography: John Cranko
    Music: Kurt Heinz Stolce after D.Scarlatti
    Premiered: February 27th 2003 at The National Theatre
     
  • Buterfly Effect:

    Ways 03 - photo
    Choreography: Petr Zuska
    Music: Arvo Pärt

    Imprint - photo
    Choreography: Shawn Hounsell
    Music: Francis Poulanc

    Stamping ground - photo
    Choreography: Jirí Kylián
    Music: Carlos Chávez
    Premiered: June 10th at The National Theatre
     

The National Theatre Ballet annually includes in its repertoire a performance entitled Miniatures, in which young choreographers from the ranks of the National Theatre Ballet are given the opportunity to realize their creative ambitions and experience the process of performance creation from all angles, and therefore also cooperate with all elements that are necessary for the realization of a performance.

Other performances in the repertoire of The Ballet of The National Theater:

  • Raymonda - photo1 | photo2
    Choreography: Jurij Grigorovic, Marius Petipa
    Music: A.K.Glazunov
    Premiered: May 31st 2001