Prague Concert Life, 1850-1881

Event title:

Society and Children's Ball of Prague dance teacher M. Ružička

Venue: Žofín Island (Žofín Hall)

Event type: Popular social musical and dance events

Date: 05/02/1854

Season: Carnival

Benefactor: Ružička,M.

Programme unspecified:

General participants:
  • ensemble of the Royal 24th Rifles Battalion: participating ensemble


A notice was published by Mercy‘s Anzeiger 20/12/1854 announcing ‘Tuesday 26th December takes place on the Žofín Island the musical rehearsal to the Society and Children’s Ball of dance teacher Mr M. Ružička arranged for 5th Feb. 1855, in which will be heard the ensemble of the 24th Rifles Battalion with a full contingent of strings.’ No further details were given by this source.

On the day of the rehearsal to this Ball, Mercy‘s Anzeiger 26/12/1854 published news that ‘Today Tuesday (26th Dec.) will take place in the Hall of Žofín Island the musical trial to the Ball of Mr Ružička being given on 5th February, in which several new dance compositions will be performed.’

Summary of sources:

Mercy's Anzeiger für Böhmen (20/12/1854)
Mercy's Anzeiger für Böhmen (26/12/1854)