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Johana Pocková  (* 1992)

graduated from the Duncan Centre Dance Conservatory in Prague, completed a six-month internship at the Peridance Capezio Centre in New York and two years at the SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance). She is currently devoting herself to auteur choreography. In 2017, she won the Jarmila Jeřábková Award for her choreography MURDER! A little comic book history. In recent years, she has also presented the productions Why Not Now?, Na Váhu! and Full Warehouses of Emotions and the dance film Folds of Touch. Together with Sabina Bočková, she is the creator of the performance The Lion's Den, which was selected for the Czech Dance Platform 2020, among the top 20 productions on the European platform Aerowaves 2021. Her work has been supported by the Big Pulse Dance Alliance organization and in 2022 with the duet The Lion's Den she will be part of the European project for young audience Shape It!.Her latest work together with Sabina Bočková and Inga Zotová-Mikshina, Treatment of Remembering, which won the International Jury Award and the Audience Award at the 27th edition of the Czech Dance Platform and it was selected for the Aerowaves22. In 2019 she founded the dance association POCKETART and in 2020 she won the first Dance News Award for her contribution to the dance scene. As a performer, she collaborates with the Tantehorse and tYhle companies.

In her creations, Pocková is interested in searching for a lyrical and poetic dance language combined with absurdity and irony based on actual social and cultural topics. She is also interested in combining art forms with dance such as classical singing, acting and visual arts.

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