PUZZLE WORK: opens the door to an endless variety of different Combinations inside of your movement possibilities.
And does 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.
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 into my dancing.
If I take 6 different numbers, like in a bicycle lock. The combinations of those 6 numbers are endless and that's how the lock keeps our bike safe.
BUT DANCING IS NOT A NUMBER and WE ARE NOT THE BIKE LOCK.
Meaning that with 6 different movements the body game can be endless depending on which movement comes in which order? How large the scale of our movement is? What is its texture? Etc:
That's where ENDLESSNESS steps in. How many numbers of possibilities do we have?
As I mentioned before we are not a bike lock and movements are not the numbers so...
in which size
With what intention
In which context
and most importantly with what FEELING, do I move.)
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.
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!