Jaro Viňarský

Choreography / Performers:

Sára Šimek Arnstein, Lukas Blaha, Sabina Bočková, Leonardo Gaipa, Barbora Nechanická, Johana Pocková, Matthew Rogers


Lucia Kašiarová

Lighting design:

Jan Hugo Hejzlar 


Lukáš Palán


Sára Šimek Arstein 

Scenography, visual dokumantation:

Tomáš Hubinský


Vojta Brtnický, Svitlana Seleznyova


Peter “Pyppo” Dlhopolček,


POCKetART z.s.  - Johana Pocková, Sabina Bočková, Natálie Vacková


Tanec Praha z.ú.

Financially Supported by:

Ministerstvo kultury ČR, Magistrát hl.m. Prahy, Státní fond kultury ČR

Supported by:



75 min


PONEC - dance theatre, 9.12. 2022 






BODIES TOGETHER Through, not against
An immersive performative journey on the phenomenon of corporations.

When creating this immersive experience, we also discovered certain poetics on this subject. Rather than dealing with a specific case study, we focused on the question: How do we perceive the influence and impact of corporations on our daily lives?

In general, we tend to mistakenly believe that we, as individuals, have nothing to do with how corporations are upholding the success of the capitalist system in which we live. However, our lives and work are deeply intertwined with this system driven by financial profit. More than we can often imagine, realize or admit. A corporation may be an artificial legal structure, but the people involved in it, whether it be shareholders, executives, employees, or the rest of us as consumers, we all have moral and ethical responsibilities.

One of the several meanings of the term ‘corporation’ comes from several people / bodies coming together to form one person / body. They unite to become a collective. Abstracted, BODIES TOGETHER.


The performers shift between the identities of a ‘natural person’ and embodying the values of the corporation as a ‘legal person’. In Bodies Together, we play as though every body’s presence is part of a single corporate structure in which we all participate. The rules and goals are revealed as the play unfolds. How do you co-create and navigate yourself in a world of manipulation? Structured around each performer’s attempt to voice escape from the corporate system, the performance shows we are all inevitably and repeatedly drawn back into the game.

7 ‘real persons’ plus 40 ‘guest real bodies’ become 47 Bodies Together in a fragmented environment made of 70 floating boxes. The creative team offers playfull opportunity to embark together on a fictional journey into a unique human corporation to imagine new strategies for the ‘real world’. One strategy we have found is to move Through, not against.


Journey Equipment:
Bring your own headlamp. If you don't own one, ask your neighbor, but don't buy a new one, we'll lend one to you. Comfortable clothes and shoes. No high heels. You also have the option to put your shoes aside.


Brief Journey Manual:
Through, not against,
the key to overcome possible frustration in a fragmented environment. The slogan that guides the performers, the audience, and should even guide The Corporation :) If you need instructions continue reading, if you don't need anything else, stop reading here.

Option 1: POINT OF VIEW - choose one of the characters and follow them throughout the whole journey, look at everything from her/his perspective

Option 2: DIVERSITY – during your journey change the characters you chose as many times as you wish

Option 3: CHAOS - you do not choose either options 1 or 2 and you rely on your own orientation skills and you will move freely in the space and look at everything from your own point of view


Due to the interactive nature of the performance and the reduced intensity of lighting during it, we ask for increased caution when moving around the stage and auditorium. If necessary, do not hesitate to ask the staff for assistance.

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Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický
Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický
Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický
Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický