Tereza Hradilková found inspiration for the physically demanding challenge that Swish undoubtedly is when working on the dance film Beating. Fascinated by the ease with which the boxers jump over the rope, their rhythm and the interplay of their hands and feet, she started exploring her own boundaries. The jump rope is more than just a children’s game; it also symbolizes ambition, desire for performance, self-improvement. “Do you skip over yourself, go beyond your borders, or are you trapped in a repeating circle that you cannot escape?” asks the performer, whose work won the Dance Production of the Year award in 2017.

About the company

Tereza Hradilková studied at the Duncan Centre conservatory and later the Theaterschool Amsterdam. She searched for experiences in New York and then started dancing for various choreographers in the Czech Republic and abroad. Her first work, the duet Transformation with Einat Ganz, was immediately accepted for Aerowaves Spring Forward. To engage in further experimentation, she co-founded the Truhlárna space, where she also created her most successful solo so far Swish, awarded by the international jury at the Czech Dance Platform 2017 and was invited to many prestigious international festivals such as Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Julidans NEXT and Tanzmesse 2018.


Theatre / company

Tereza Hradilková, Filip Míšek and coll.

Czech title



Tereza Hradilková, Biljana Golubović


Tereza Hradilková


Filip Míšek


Biljana Golubović

Costume design

Marjetka Kürner Kalous

Lighting design

Pavel Kotlík

Sound design

Filip Míšek

Length of the performance

40 minutes

Stage area


Number of travelling persons



Czech , English , Subtitles available


Adult , Children


Dance Piece of the Year 2017 (Czech Dance Platform)


Veronika Hladká