POCKETART / Sabina Bočková & Johana Pocková

Sabina Bočková (*1995) studied classical ballet and modern dance at Dance Center Prague – conservatoire. After her studies she became a member of South Bohemian Ballet and then a soloist of Prague Chamber Ballet. In 2017 she has established herself in the czech independent dance scene. As an interpret she became part of projects with Alica Minar and coll. – „nomad“ and started co-operation with Tantehorse – „!O! Family Therapy“, „Vivisectic“ and tYhle – LEGOrythm, Medusa (Czech Dance Platform 2019). She is a member of dance collective pocketart, with whom she created and performed a piece „Storage full of emotions“. As choreographer she created a piece „song lines“ together with a slovak performer Tomas Janypka and a piece „The Lion’s Den together with Johana Pockova. She studies a bachelor‘s programme of philosophy and antropology at the Charles University in Prague.

Johana Pocková (*1992) studied at Duncan Centre Conservatory, half year at Peridance Capezio Cetre in New York and two years at SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance). After her studies she got award for her choreography „MURDER! A little comics history“ at choreographic competation New Europe – Jarmila Jerabkova Award 2017. She created several performances called „Why not now?“ , „Onto the scale!“ and „Full store of emotions“ where 89 years old grandmother and 8 years old girl performing with four professionals. After succesful premieres the performances are performed regularly. In May 2019 she has established a company POCKetART z.s. As a performer she colaborates with Tantehorse company and Cirk La Putyka.

Viktor Černický (*1990) creates works that straddle the fine line between dance, performance, circus, and physical theater. He heads the long-term research project The Body as Object / The Object as Body, which looks at the dynamics of relationships between the object and the subjective individuality of the performer. His solo performance PAROLAPOLEA earned him nominations in the categories Dancer of the Year and Dance Production of the Year at the 2018 Czech Dance Platform, and was presented with a special award in the form of participation at the Choreographic Research Week at the B-Motion Festival in Bassano del Grappa. His latest solo piece PLI won the Audience Award and Main Prize at the 2019 Czech Dance Platform. He has also performed alongside Jaro Viňarský, Dominique Boivin, Daniel Gulko, Miřenka Čechová and Compagnie Mossoux-Bonté.

Lukáš Palán (*1992) is a musician, composer and sound performer. He studied a private music school of Otakar Pinker focusing on a electric guitar and after that he passed out four semesters of musicology at the Masaryk University Brno. He is interested in modulation and effecting the sound signals, he took part in several workshops of Noise Kitchen. With his two bands, the alternative rock Acute Dose and the electronic project 1flfsoap he is actively performing around Czech Republic and Europe (England, Germany, Poland, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia). He accopmanied performer Petr Nikl in Moravian Gallery, created music for an experimental theater piece „Laser romance“ by HaDivadlo. He plays regularly at the czech leading music festivals (Colours of Ostrava, Beseda u Bigbítu, Rock for Churchill, Rock for People) and he is part of european music conferences (Waves Vienna, BUSH, Ment, Spring Break)

Eliska Kocianova (*1992) was brought to the lighting console by shyness and impatience. She began with animation, but its microscopic examination of motion frustrated her, she looks at movement with eyes wide open. The open environment and the training she received at Studio Alta gave her the chance to fully devote to lighting design. For her, this work is a kind of a miracle. Finally, she found the medium that is able to convey the emotional scale in its entireity. She sees music as a guide for her work, that is why she co-operates with Lunchmeat Studio, Meetfactory and Ankali. She is interested in the psychological influence on the spectator, as well as any lighting designer. For that reason, her favourite light source is the laser.