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.
The Lion’s Den, which started as a performative research on media and political populism’s manipulative powers, has become an emotionally charged performance. Playing with meaning with the audience’s complicity, Bočková and Pocková fall into a symbolic lion’s den, opening an abyss of uncertainty.