Better to want to be alone than be left alone.

Thu 31. 10. 19:30 200 — 1780 CZK

Jiří Pokorný is presenting for DEKKADANCERS a new dance production entitled ‘and’ – on the proximity and distance between us. It portrays our social environment as a collapsing system in which relationships falter and perish.

Solitude can mean hitting reset, a new beginning, independence and strength. Being alone does not necessarily mean being lonely. But we do become lonely when we stop seeing ourselves as part of a whole – no man is an island.

'and' is the ideal symbol for connection. It represents unity or a place in which we can discover entirely new horizons in forging interpersonal relationships. It unifies the contradictions of our lives and leads us to a higher state of mutual understanding, because the meaning of 'and' is common to all without exception.

Jiří Pokorný (1981) is one of the most important Czech dancers, choreographers, and teachers to have made a name for themselves abroad. As a performer he worked at the Nederlands Dans Theater under the directorship of Jiří Kylián and later continued his career with the extraordinary Crystal Pite and her company KIDD Pivot. He is one of only an elite few to have gained Pite’s confidence to stage and present her choreography to select ensembles. The choreographer behind a series of acclaimed dance productions, Pokorný returns to collaborate with DEKKADANCERS ten years after making his debut for the ensemble with the piece Černé mraky nepláčou (Black Clouds Don’t Cry).


“ You think because you understand
‘ONE’ You must also understand
‘TWO’ Because one and one make
‘TWO’ But you must also understand AND “



70 min.
Suitable from
10 years
No spoken language
31. 10. 2024

Creators & cast

  • Choreography and concept Jiří Pokorný
  • Music Davidson Jaconello
  • Dance Ondřej Vinklát, Tereza Kučerová, Patrik Čermák, Nela Štarková, Florian Garcia, Natalia Metodijeva, Albert Kaše, Adriana Štefaňáková
  • Set design and costumes Jiří Pokorný in collaboration with Pavel Knolle
  • Light design Lukáš Brinda
  • Production Tereza Baschová, Pavel Knolle