KDF professionals

14.07-18.07 (15 hours)

Kalamata Municipal Stadium

Anton Lachky


About the workshop

Puzzle Work allows you to always stay playful while you are dancing. (HOW COLOURFUL CAN YOUR DANCING BE?). A never ending process, Puzzle Work is an endless game if we allow it to be. Each of us has our own logic, our own limitations and our own drive to move, push and grow. The key is finding our balance so that our bodies can function in the way that we wish or allow them to function. It is an endless body game that opens the door to an infinite variety of movement combinations and possibilities in your dancing. Unlock your potential by learning the maximum about your dancing while challenging your body and your brain with complex coordinations and speed.



  • Participation Fee (4 workshops & 1 dance battle): €390.00.
  • Registration and information: workshops@kalamatadancefestival.gr
  • Registration is completed only upon payment of the participation fee.
  • Refunds are not accepted.
  • Registrations are accepted until all available spots are filled .
  • Workshop participants are eligible for a special discount for all festival performances at the 29th KDF.
About Anton Lachky

Anton Lachky was born in Slovakia and moved to Belgium in 2002 to study at P.A.R.T.S., the school founded by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker. One year later, he embarked on his performing career with Akhram Khan, with whom he toured the world with the production MA. He then left the celebrated company and returned to Belgium to co-found the collective Les SlovaKs. With three productions and several world tours, the company gained worldwide renown. From 2008 onwards, Anton received invitations from major institutions as guest choreographer: He produced softandhard at the Helsinki City Theatre (FI), and A Perfect Day to Dream at the Icelandic Dance Company (IS), for which he received the Choreographer of the Year Award at the 2013 Griman Awards. He created Kids in a Play in Zagreb, for which he was nominated for the award of best choreographer. In 2013, he made Sens Interdit in collaboration with the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD). In 2014, he presented Magical Road in St. Gallen (CH), and À Demain at the 2014 Venice Biennale. In 2015, he designed Wonderland for the Gothenburg Opera Ballet (SU) and Dreamers for the Scottish Dance Theatre, followed by Private Games for the Body Traffic Company in Los Angeles (US) in 2016. His highly original creations have received widespread acclaim from critics and audiences alike. In 2012, he founded his own company, the Anton Lachky Company. He created Mind a Gap (with more than 40 performances around the world), thus putting his creative signature on his first piece under the auspices of his own company. In 2015, Anton was appointed choreographer in residence at Charleroi Danses (BE), and created his second work Side Effects. In 2017, he presented his first show for young audiences: Cartoon. Cartoon was selected for the Rencontres Jeunes Publics de Huy project and was also awarded by the Belgian Minister of Culture Alda Gréoli. In 2018, he produced Family Journey in Prague, for the company DOT 504 and Fortuneville for the Iceland Dance Company, for which he was nominated for Choreographer of the Year at the Griman Awards. In 2019, he created LUDUM, but the corresponding tour was heavily impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. In 2021, he created Les Autres, his second show intended for young audiences.