Bočková Sabina

dancer, choreographer

After several years of dancing career in several companies, Sabina Bočková met Johana Pocková and within POCKetART she became part of choreographic duo bringing fresh ideas and strongly presented themes.

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Born in 1995, she studied classical and modern dance at Taneční centrum Praha conservatoire. She attended a summer intensive with NDT and after finishing her studies she joined the ballet company of South Bohemian Theatre for one season. Before she decided to work as a freelance artist, she was also member of the Prague Chamber Ballet.

In 2019, together with Johana Pockova she created the duet The Lion’s Den inspired by mass media and political populism and another duet in collaboration with the Slovak performer Tomas Janypka songlines: expedition 97/18, a piece which delves into the loss of a close one.

The appelative duet of Sabina Bočková and Johana Pocková The Lion’s Den has been selected in 2020 among the three Czech representatives who have succeeded in the fierce competition with more than 600 applicants from 35 European countries in the Aerowaves network. They will represent Czech dance scene in the Aerowaves Twenty21.

In 2020 together with Johana Pocková and Inga Zotova-Mikshina she created a new piece Treatment of Remembering, which tackles the topic of environmental pollution. Working for the first time with an expanded team of a set designer Denisa Švachová, along with music composer Lukáš Palán and sound designer Jakub Šťourač, they explore the themes of the relationship with nature, using the technique of a procedure of remembering what a person felt in nature confronted with a space where nature is worn out and abolished. Adding one more dancer to the interpretation, the trio’s movement resonates and leaves us pondering about our relationship to nature and ourselves.

Alongside her own work Sabina has also collaborated for a long time as a performer with the Tantehorse company, the company tYhle led by choreographer Marie Gourdain and most recently with Cirk La Putyka.

„In the electrifying duet The Lion’s Den Sabina Bočková and Johana Pocková push the boundaries between entertainment and perversity. Under the atmospheric live music by Lukáš Palán, the two performers embody a fierce array of cultural figures and references taken from mass media. From manipulating the audience to self-manipulation, they shift from the roles of leaders to victims.“
Aerowaves network Twenty21