Family friendly
For children 8+


Johana Pocková, Sabina Bočková


Viktor Černický


Eliška Kociánová


Lukáš Palán


Tanec Praha z.ú. / TANEC PRAHA - festival


Vojtěch Brtnický


Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, State Cultural Fund of the Czech Republic, Co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.


30.5.2022, Praha, PONEC - dance venue


50 minutes



​​Performed by a fierce duo of two dancers to music played by a DJ, The Lion’s Den is a captivating and entertaining duet that makes you question who follows and who leads in our world as well as on stage. At the end of the show you'll be invited for a disscusion and then on stage to throw your own shapes!

Media, manipulation, social networks.
Today's challenges – an inseparable part of life for the next generation. How do children work with media content? How does it translate into how they move, how they dance? What gestures speak to them? Sabina Bočková and Johana Pocková adapted the original production of The Lion's Den for the 8+ age group as part of the Shape It project with respect for children as active partners. In a dynamic way on stage, they talk about the fact that fun can easily turn into darkness and back again. The encounter with the resulting shape is a unique chance to examine the topic of ubiquitous media content other than through a phone display. And maybe an opportunity to get closer to the world of our own children.

The adaptation of the production for young audiences is part of the international project Shape It (2019-2022), which aims to make contemporary dance in Europe accessible to the younger generation.



Shape It (2019-2022) is an international project aiming to expand the audience for contemporary dance in Europe to include the youngest generations. 

Through creative labs, residencies and tours, the project provides opportunities for young European dance artists to explore potential paths to young audiences. At the heart of Shape It is dialogue between artists and children of different ages: kids and teens share their opinions and perspectives with the creators, shaping the process of creation and becoming co-dramaturges of sorts.

Shape It is a partnership of four European cultural institutions, The Place (London, UK), Annantalo (Helsinki, FI), Comune di Bassano del Grappa (Italy) and Tanec Praha (Czech Republic). 


Relevant shows

The Lion's Den

POCKETART / Sabina Bočková & Johana Pocková
PONEC - dance venue