The TANEC PRAHA Festival & POCKETART announce an open call for the participatory project The Lion's Den Unlimited. Our common goal is to connect artists and interested people from the general public. Do you want to try what it's like to learn choreography and experience it for yourself? Are you afraid to enter the Lion's Den? Then we are calling you, our active spectators!

10 active spectators age 15+:

- who are interested in participatory projects
- who like to try dance / choreography on their own body
- who are not afraid of public presentation

Write an e-mail to: - subject of the e-mail - open call – pocketart - body of the e-mail – first name, surname, age, contact details and most importantly what motivated you to apply for the project  – altogether max. one paragraph 

April / May 2021 – open call / deadline 5 May 2021
May /2021 – until 10 May selection of participants
15 May online meeting between the participants and the creative team
16 May - participants receive video tutorial for their own rehearsal
June / 2021 – online rehearsals with performers
+ 1 x live rehearsal (20 June 2021, open air location / Prague)
+ 1 x public presentation (21 June 2021, open air location / Prague)



The Lion's Den Unlimited is a new format of the original duet of Sabina Bočková and Johana Pocková, in which dancers meet the general public and prepare a performance together.

The project will create ten new dance pairs composed of one professional and one non-professional dancer. With the help of a four-part tutorial and their mentor, the participants will learn a 20-minute choreography, which they will all try out together in a one-day rehearsal, and then perform together. The choreography works with simple gestures and steps incorporated into rhythmic structures. It is therefore important to have a good memory for movement and a sense of rhythm.

The performance of The Lion's Den is inspired by media manipulation and populism. By being transferred to a public space and increasing the number of performers, it gains a new dimension and intensity. It shows the social power of dance as a participatory art that expresses itself on current issues, and in a fun way!

Premiere (public presentation) will take place within the program of the 33rd annual TANEC PRAHA Festival 2021 in Prague (outdoors).  

The project is held with kind support from the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, The City of Prague and the Prague 3 District, in co-production of TANEC PRAHA Festival and POCKetART z.s.