Born in 1982, 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 member of Akram Khan Company in March 2004 and followed long international tour of “MA” (48 countries all over the world) for two years.
His teaching activities are wide ranging, he has been invited in most of the european countries and has been teaching in Asia and North and South America too.
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.
As a choreographer, Anton Lachky created different pieces. “Mind a Gap” (2013) was his first autonomous creationand it toured all over the world.
As a guest choreographer he made “Softandhard” – Helsinki City Theater, “Heaven is the place” – Prague DOT 504, “Perfect Day To Dream” (which won best choreography of 2012 in Iceland) – Iceland Dance Company, “Kids in a play” (nominated for the best choreography) – Zagreb, “Sens Interdit” – Bodhi Project (SEAD), “Magical Road” – St-Gallen. In 2014 he will create “wonderland” for the Gottenborg Ballet and choreographies for the Biennale of Venice, and for the Scotish dance theater,
He is currently preparing his next creation “It’s all about the pills” which will premiere in April 2018.
PUZZLE WORK: opens the door to endless variety of different Combinations inside of your movement possibilities.DANCE. And so by playing and reorganising your body parts in different orders it allows you to keep playful all the time while dancing. Its never ending process never ending game.
Who is Puzzle Work for? Any dancer and mover of any category who loves to move wants to discover his physical possibilities, discover his abilities And his own coordination skills. Dancer who likes to be challenged and who is willing to learn more. Is it only for contemporary dancers? Absolutely not its for any dancers who loves the physicality and challenge (urban dance,ballet,circus,acrobats,gymnasts and any other movement lovers).
What is the Puzzle work? It’s a system in dance world of precision,different speeds and complexity created by Anton Lachky. PUZZLE WORK opens the door to endless combinations of movement possibilities. And so by playing and reorganising your body parts in different orders it allows you to keep playful all the time. Its Never ending process never ending game.
Divided in 3 different stages:
1st work on separate body parts each part individually. REPETITION: repetition permits understanding and separation permits to learn how to control the body parts separately individually (head,shoulders,chest,hips,hips,ass,legs)
2nd I teach people how to create their own material while dealing with complexity(how to use your coordination logic adapted to your physical abilities) and speed) and speed. SPEED: we all can become fast.we all are humans and we have the ability to go there.is it difficult? yes it is. I work with speed in 2different ways. 1st how quick our body can be going from destination A to destination B in a big and small scale. Big scale: delivering you body in space in long and short distances 2:delivering any of your body part from one place to another in shortest time possible (turn head, lift ur foot,move your elbow from destination A to destination B. 2nd how do we create illusion of the speed. We take a movement into a maximum speed potential.stop for fragment of second and restart where we have left it in the top speed again. GO FEEZE GO
3rd: Improvisation. Most important of all. Discover endless world of Puzzle Work. Stay innovative.