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Luke Jessop

ANTON LACHKY

Creation Lab

Creation Lab:

Lachky-Puzzle work CREATION LAB

     Endless Body game


PUZZLE WORK: opens the door to an endless variety of different Combinations inside of your movement possibilities. 

DANCE

And so by playing organizing and reorganizing your body in a simple and complex way in many different ways, it allows you to keep playing all the time while dancing. (HOW COLOURFUL YOUR DANCING CAN BE?)

Body functions the way we wish or rather allow it to function.

This game of Puzzle Work is a never-ending process never-ending game if we wish or allow it to be. Each body has its BALANCE, LOGIC and its LIMITATIONS. I feel lucky today to be discovering where my balance is and where my limitations are and how can I transform that and integrate that in my dancing.

 

MOVEMENT COMBINATIONS

Anton Lachky-Puzzle Work

If I take 6 different numbers compared to the lock of the bike.combination of those are endless in different orders and that's how we keep our bike safe.

DANCING IS NOT THE NUMBER and WE ARE NOT THE BIKE LOCK.

Meaning with 6different movements body game can be endless depending on which movement comes in which order.

Another thing is how large the scale of our movement is? That's where ENDLESSNESS steps in. how many numbers of possibilities we have?

As I mentioned before we are not a bike lock and movements are not the numbers so...

UNDER WHAT

speed frame

in which size 

what texture

With what intention

In which context

and most importantly with what FEELING, do I move.)

DANCING

 

DO WE ALL HAVE ACCESS TO THE SPEED?

Yes, we do.


 

Who is Puzzle Work for? Any dancer and mover of any category who loves to move and wants to discover his physical possibilities, discover his abilities and his own coordination skills.

A dancer who likes to be challenged and who is willing to learn more.

 

Is it only for contemporary dancers?

Absolutely not. It's for any dancers who love the physicality and challenge(urban dance, ballet, circus, acrobats, gymnasts, and any other movement lovers).

 

During the creation lab week, Anton will work towards and create, together with the participants, short solos, duets and small group work based on his puzzle work method. These pieces will then be presented on the last Saturday.

Bio:

Born in 1982 in Slovakia, Anton started to dance at the age of 5, in the folk dance company Maly Vtácnik. He continued his dance education at the J.L.Bellu Conservatory in Banská Bystrica, where he collaborated with friends and also participated in M.A.P.A. (Moving Academy for Performing Arts). From there he went on to train at the University of Bratislava in 2001, followed by further
training at P.A.R.T.S., headed by A.Teresa de Keersmeaker (Belgium).

Anton became a member of Akram Khan Company in March 2004 and toured "MA" for two years (48 countries all over the world). Anton Lachky is co-founder of Les Slovaks Dance Collective. They created their first piece " Opening Night"; in 2006 and premiered it in October 2007, then Journey Home (2009), Fragments (2011). In three creations, the collective acquires planetary fame.

Anton founded his own company in 2012. "Mind a Gap" (2013) was his first autonomous creation, followed by " Side Effects" and « Cartoon » (2017). This first creation for the young public earned him the Price of the Culture Minister Alda Greoli. All these creations were met with great enthusiasm by the public, the press, and the dance community. They all toured worldwide. « Cartoon » and « Side effect » are still touring internationally. In 2019 he creates the fourth production of his company: « LUDUM ». Premiere in La Balsamine. (BXL) 

His work brings together western-educated dance, and shreds of eastern folk and pop culture. Thanks to the " Puzzle work" a technic of composition he created, Anton's shows demonstrate an extremely virtuosic and sophisticated dance language. Both extremely specialist and widely addressed to all audiences, his work connects different cultural backgrounds, to deliver a joyful and strong and unique experience!