Jiří Pokorný

The most recent piece that former NDT dancer Jiří Pokorný (Prague, 1981) created for NDT 2 is Humpback Runner which premiered in season 2016-2017. Earlier he created A Honeydew Hunt (2015) for the company. In season 13/14 Pokorný worked with NDT 2 dancers in the talent development programme Up & Coming Choreographers and created the piece Trivial Friend. In 2010 he made his first larger work Dead Nature for the students of the NDT Summer Intensive.

Jiří started his dance training when he was eight years old at the pre ballet school of the State Opera in Prague. He continued his studies at the Prague National Dance Conservatory. After his graduation Jiří joined Laterna Magika Praha in 2000. Three years later he joined NDT 2 and continued his career in 2006 with NDT 1. He has worked with many renowned choreographers, such as Jiří Kylián, Paul Lightfoot and Sol Léon, Mats Ek and Ohad Naharin. He also collaborated with theatre company Spitfire in Prague and has been teaching for NDT’s Move In, the Mediterraneo dance festival in Italy and Architanz Japan. Since 2010 Jiří dances with Crystal Pite’s dance company Kidd Pivot.


A Honeydew Hunt (2015) - NDT 2