Interessengemeinschaft Profitraining


Easter Intensive 2019

ENDLESS BODY GAME mit Anton Lachky


Fr 19. / Sa 20. / Su 21. April 2019

Ort Tanzfaktur Studio 5 / Siegburger Str. 233W, 50679 Cologne

Teilnahmegebühr 115 EUR / 90 EUR für Studierende oder angemeldet bevor 09.03.2019

Verfügbarkeit 25 Teilnehmer

Anmeldefrist 10. April 2019 / Anmeldung:



PUZZLE WORK opens the door to an endless variety of different combinations within your movement possibilities.


DANCE by playing, organizing and reorganizing your body in simple, more complex and in many different ways it allows you to keep playful all the time while dancing.


HOW COLOURFULL YOUR DANCING CAN BE?  the body functions the way we wish or rather how we allow it to function.

This game of Puzzle Work is a never-ending process and a never-ending game if we wish so and allow it to be. Each body has its own BALANCE, its own LOGIC and its own LIMITATIONS.

I feel lucky today to be discovering where my balance is and where my limitations are and how I can transform and integrate that in my dancing.


















Anton Lachky-Puzzle Work

If I take 6 different numbers compared to the lock of a bike, the variety of number combinations is endless - that’s how we keep our bike safe:)


DANCING IS NOT THE NUMBER and WE ARE NOT THE BIKE LOCK but with 6 different movements we can play an endless game with the body depending on the order of movements. How large is the scale of our movement? That’s where ENDLESSNESS steps in. How many possibilities do we have? As I mentioned before we are not a bike lock and movements are not numbers but with what speed frame, size, texture, intension and in which context and most importantly with what FEELING do we move?




Yes, we do.


WHO IS PUZZLE WORK FOR? Any dancer and mover of any category who loves to move and wants to discover his/her physical possibilities, his/her abilities and his/her own coordination skills. Dancers who like to be challenged and who are willing to learn more.

Is it only for contemporary dancers? Absolutely not, it’s for any dancer who loves physical challenges (urban dance, ballet, circus, acrobats, gymnasts and any other movement lovers).






Dance education

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).


Performing career

Anton became 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 a planetary fame.


Artistic director of Anton Lachky Company

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 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)


Commissioned works Praised and invited by major institutions, Anton has created some fifteen pieces over the last ten years. As a guest choreographer, he created "Softandhard" - Helsinki City Theater, "Heaven is the place" for Prague DOT 504, "Perfect Day To Dream" (Best choreography/Griman Award 2012 in Iceland) for Iceland Dance Company, "Kids in a play" (nominated for « Best choreography ») for Liberdance / Zagreb, "Sens Interdit" for Bodhi Project (SEAD), "Magical Road" for St-Gallen, « Wonderland" for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, « A demain » for the Biennale of Venice, « Dreamers » for the Scottish dance Theater, "Private games, chapter one" Body Traffic/ Los Angeles (US), Family Journey for DOT 504, (CZ), « Triology » for Collective Cla (Costa Rica). Nocna Iluzia/Narodni Divaldo (SK); « Fortuneville » for the Icelandic Dance Company ( nominated for Best choreographer at the Griman Award 2018). In november 2018, he creates for Central Europe Dance Theater « Special society » in Budapest (HU).

Pedagogical activities

He created a system called Anton Lachky-Puzzle Work. His teaching activities are wide ranging. He has been invited in most of the countries in the world over last 10 years.


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