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?”

Concept, choreography, performer: Tereza Hradilková

Dramaturgy and directorial collaboration: Biljana Golubović

Live music: Filip Míšek

Light design: Pavel Kotlík

Sound: Michal Sýkora

Costumes: Marjetka Kürner Kalous

Consultation: Lukáš Jiřička

Producer: Jakub Hradilek

Production: Veronika Hladká

Co-production: Tanec Praha / PONEC – dance venue, Studio Truhlárna Supportedy by: Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, NADACE ŽIVOT UMĚLCE

Site-specific premiere: 3 October, 2016 Radniční domy, Prague I 4 + 4 Days in Motion Theatre premiere: 12 October, 2016 PONEC – dance venue, Prague

Awarded as a Dance Piece of the Year 2017 at Czech Dance Platform 2017.

Press reviews:

“The most original production concept of the programme has been presented by Tereza Hradilková. To capture and perform the emotions of a woman in the course of her lifetime, she has drawn on the primeval, yet cherished children ́s game – the rope skipping,” stated international jury member Nina Vangeli. “Thus she has created a powerful metaphor on stage and also the ideal conditions for her very demanding performance,” she added.

„What at first seems as a simple game or a childhood memory reveals itself as an intimate testimony and a fascinating example of persistancy.“ Lucie Kocourková, Opera Plus

„Almost everyone in the audience was captured by her perfect synchrony with the musician, by her authentic testimony and by her astonishing physical performance. She was nominated for the Spectator ́s award, Best Dancer Award and Dance Production of the Year Award, which she had won.“ Dance Zone

„As the production focuses, among other themes, on the consequences of physical exertion (accelerated breath in the microphone), it opens, through movement, an intangible gateway into the realm of psychological or at least more complex and exact worldview. By doing so, the performance proofs that even a skipping rope can represent a symbol of the transcendent.“ Barbora Pokorná, Taneční aktuality