Brel - Vysockij - Kryl / Solo for Three

Three singing poets, three singular artists, three human beings. Three different cultures, personalities, destinies. Although differing in language, musical utterance and the poetry of the lyrics, many more aspects unite them than divide them. The dance theatre piece, subtitled Solo for Three, is not a purely narrative story. It rather concerns images interwoven into a kind of bizarre mosaic that is a ‘flashback’ of someone possibly named Jacques, maybe Vladimir or perhaps even Karel. This ‘someone’ contains within himself fragments of all three. In the sense of the eternal celebration of life, irreconcilability with wickedness, evil and futility, specific humour, boundless grief and inevitable solitude. In the spirit of the unbridled internal energy that can generate something so novel and original, yet something that at the same time enervates and kills.

About the company

National Theatre is a repertory theatre with drama, opera, and ballet companies. It also operates Laterna Magika and Prague State Opera. Since the foundation in 1883, the Ballet Company has played an important role in the development of Czech ballet art as the largest ensemble with the best dancers in theCzechRepublic. Currently, it is considered one of the most artistically interesting ensembles in theCzechRepublic. The repertoire of the Ballet Company comprises classical, neoclassical and modern works.




National Theatre / Národní divadlo

Czech title

Brel - Vysockij - Kryl / Sólo pro tři

Names of authors

Jacques Brel, Vladimír Vysockij, Karel Kryl

Name of director or choreographer

Petr Zuska

Length of the performance

120 minutes

Number of travelling persons


Awards and special mentions

Choreography of the Year Award, 2008


No language barrier



Scale of venue


Contact person

Helena Bartlová