Choreographers 2013/14

Anton Lachky

Robert Clark

Jozef Frucek

Anton Lachky (Slovakia) 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 (Les SlovaKs) 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 Anne Teresa De Keersmeaker (Belgium). Anton became a member of Akram Khan Company in March 2004 and followed long international tour of MA (48 countries all over the world) for two years. As a choreographer, Anton Lachky created different pieces. The most noteworthy are Twice Read, Softandhard (Helsinki City Theater), Heaven is the place (Prague), Perfect Day To Dream (Iceland Dance Company), Kids in a play (Zagreb), Mind a Gap (Anton Lachky Company). As a teacher he is invited all over the world (Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Iceland, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Iceland, Costa Rica, Canada, Finland, Hungary). Anton Lachky is co-founder of Les SlovaKs Dance Collective. They created Opening Night (October 2007), Journey Home (November 2009), Les SlovaKs - The Concert (2010), and Fragments (2012). From 2007 Les SlovaKs performed and toured in Europe, Africa, Middle and North America. In November 2012 he started his Anton Lachky company based in Brussels with its first production Mind a Gap.

Robert Clark is an established performer, collaborator and teacher. As a choreographer Robert seeks to extend his collaborative interest by focusing on the process of communication, undefined by a specific style, Robert with his creative team, work from a conceptual starting point into the medium that best expresses this exploration of direct study and metaphor. In 2013 Robert became a Work Place artist at The Place, London, having become a Resident artist at Greenwich Dance Agency the previous year. His choreographic development is also supported through the Escalator Dance scheme in the east of England and Dance4. In 2003 Robert was awarded the Simone Michelle Choreography Award and the following year received a Dance U.K Choreographic Observership to work with Siobhan Davies. Recent commissions include work for London Contemporary Dance School, University of Bedfordshire, Dance4 and Beyond Front@ an internationally supported venture that is currently touring Europe into 2014. Roberts’ work has been performed in festivals including Nottdance, Springloaded, Pulse, Front@, Tanztage and Bmotion amongst others.

Jozef Frucek (Slovakia) graduated from the Academy of Music and Theater of Bratislava, completing his PhD Thesis in 2002. Linda Kapetanea (Greece) graduated from the Greek State School of Dance in Athens. From 2002 to 2005 Jozef and Linda were members of Wim Vandekeybus’ Ultima Vez company, creating Blush (stage and film versions) and Sonic Boom. In 2006 Jozef and Linda formed RootlessRoot as a vehicle for their own productions, research and teaching. Kapetanea and Frucek are developing the research program of Fighting Monkey - an applied methodology of martial arts in he education of dancers, actors and movement practitioners. They regularly give workshops at international festivals and in vocational schools. From 2006 to 2011 both Frucek and Kapetanea were on the teaching faculty at the Athens State School for Dance. Since 2012 Jozef is member of the teaching personnel of the University Ludwik Solski State Drama School of Krakow in Poland.