About Fairy Tales

Contemporary dance and physical theatre collective POCKETART’s latest work Fairy Tales, featuring eight female dancers and two musicians, comes to the UK for the first time. Exploring the intersection of femininity, identity and self-discovery, Fairy Tales aims to connect us to our past by revisiting childhood experiences.

By taking on different roles from fairy tales or every day real-life figures, the dancers envision new fantasies that reimagine how we see our happy endings. POCKETART’s work is characterised by tackling topics that go beyond the personal experience of the individual, touching on global societal issues. With striking visuals, melodic sound and virtuosic dance performance, Fairy Tales invites us to playfully reconsider our own identities.

Part of Dance Umbrella Festival 2024.


POCKETART collective, led by choreographers Johana Pocková and Sabina Bocková, is an acclaimed international team in contemporary dance and physical theatre. They collaborate across disciplines, integrating dance, music, scenography, fine arts, and light design.

Their work, featured in Aerowaves and European projects like Shape it! and Big Pulse Dance Alliance, addresses societal issues such as media manipulation, environmental threats, and corporate culture stress. Each piece explores unique physical expressions, delving into themes like individuality in competitive environments. With a focus on visual purity and original music, their performances aim to evoke spiritual reflection, engaging audiences with profound social commentary.



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About Dance Umbrella

This event is part of Dance Umbrella Festival 2024, 9-31 October

Dance Umbrella is London’s international dance festival, taking place every October across the capital and online.

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POCKETART collective: Sabina Bočková & Johana Pocková
Choreography & Direction: Sabina Bočková & Johana Pocková
Creation and performance: Aneta Bočková, Jitka Čechová,Michaela Dzurovčínová, Karolina Graca, Tereza Holubová, Tereza Krejčová, Eva Mora González, Monika Szpunar
Live Music: Lukáš Palán, Sára Vondrášková
Dramaturgy: Viktor Černický
Choreographic Coaching: Peter Šavel
Set Design and Costumes: Vendula Tomšů
Light Design: Eliška Kociánová
Technical Support: Jan Tomšů
Production Manager 2023: David Ostružár
Tour/Production Manager: Nela Frauenbergová
Production Assistant/Booking: Anna Gazdíková
Graphic Design: Pavel Holomek
Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický, Jakub Urban
Trailer: Dominik Žižka
Producer: POCKETART, z.s.

Co-producers: Sísmograf Festival (Spain) / Big Pulse Dance Alliance, TANEC PRAHA International Dance Festival (Czech Republic)
Co-production partners: Julidans (Netherlands)
CODA Oslo International Dance Festival

With support of The Ministry of Culture of Czech Republic, The National Recovery Plan, Next Generation EU, Capital city Prague, State Fund of Culture, Tanec Praha z.ú. / PONEC – dance venue, SE.S.TA. – center for choreographic development - associated artist Johana Pocková, REZI.DANCE Komařice     

Special thanks to Yvona Kreuzmannová and Markéta Perroud.

The project was implemented with the financial participation of the EU through the National Recovery Plan and the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.​


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