Fairy Tales by POCKETART | Sismógraf Festival
Fairy Tales by POCKETART | Sismógraf Festival
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Fairy Tales by POCKETART | Sismógraf Festival


Fairy tales offers a fresh perspective on classic tales and their happy endings, exploring the portrayal of women in these narratives. The performance invites a return to childhood realms, revealing the transformative processes that shape our identities. The performers step into different roles, much like engaging in a playful game or donning different costumes. These roles resonate with everyone, stemming from fairy tales or real-life situations. The proposal encourages us to forge new fantasies, to reimagine our identities, and to reconsider how we interpret happy endings.


POCKETART collective is an internationally acclaimed team of creators working in the field of contemporary dance and physical theater under the direction of the choreographers Sabina Bočková and Johana Pocková. As part of its projects, the team brings together artists from the fields of dance, music, scenography, fine arts, and light design. Their work has toured internationally in Europe, Africa and South America, their pieces have been part of Aerowaves Twenty21 and Twenty22 and presented at various festivals including Tanzmesse 2022. With their works they are part of European projects such as Shape it! and Big Pulse Dance Alliance.

The work of the team is characterized by tackling topics that go beyond the personal experience of the individual and touch upon societal issues such as manipulation through media, global environmental threats, stress in a competitive environment, or the position of an individual in the corporate work system. The creators try to approach these topics comprehensively through detailed work with all theatrical components. For each of their works, they always look for a new stylization of physical expression unique to the topic at hand, creating dance images from specific body references. Through their distinctive poetics, visual purity and strong original music, the performances aim to give birth to a spiritual experience, compelling the audience to reflect on our society.



Concept, Choreography & Direction: Sabina Bocková i Johana Pocková

Creation & Interpretation: Aneta Bocková, Jitka Cechová, Michaela Dzurovcínová, Eva Mora Gonzáles, Karolina Graca, Tereza Holubová, Tereza Krejcová i Monika Szpunar 

Dramaturgy: Viktor Cernickýc

Assistant Choreographer: Peter Šavel

Lighting Design: Eliška Kociánová

Music: Lukáš Palán i Sára Vondrášková (Never Sol)

Set & Costume Design: Vendula Tomšu

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