Boys Who Like To Play With Dolls

Welcome in the fantasy world in which the masculine and feminine principle may not be the same as a man and a woman. The project results from a creative meeting of two distinctive choreographers and performers who have met in the successful project Much More Than Nothing. Movement and dance become in this project a means to express the contrast between the expression of body and soul, between genetic givens and social prejudices in an attempt to challenge the various social stereotypes and explore the theme of gender purely physically.

About the company

Tereza Ondrová

In 2006 she graduated at Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Department of Dance Pedagogy. She is a founder of a dance ensemble VerTeDance within which she has so far created together with Veronika Kotlíková over 16 projects; three of them were awarded by the most prestigious award in the field of Czech contemporary dance: Dance Piece of the Year Prize (2005, 2012 and 2014). In 2010, she was awarded „Dancer of the Year“ Prize.

Peter Šavel

He obtained a bachelor degree at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (focus on pedagogy of modern dance) and then graduated from P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels in 2010. He danced in a number of choreographies by renowned Slovak and international authors such as T. Hauert, S. Sanchis, D. Zambrano, W. Vandekeybus or A. T. de Keersmaeker. He works and lives in Brussels.


Theatre / company


Czech title

Boys Who Like To Play With Dolls


Tereza Ondrová, Peter Šavel


Tereza Ondrová, Peter Šavel

Length of the performance

40 minutes

Stage area


Number of travelling persons



No language barrier




Priority Companies List 2014 by Aerowaves, Nomination for Dance Piece of the Year 2014, Nomination for Dancer of the Year 2014: Tereza Ondrová, Peter Šavel


Karolína Hejnová