Belgium

Anton Lachky Company

LUDUM

TOUR DATES

Duration: 60 mins., no interval

April 24, 2020

Zürich

20:00

May 8, 2020

Bienne/Biel

20:00

May 10, 2020

Steckborn

20:15

May 13, 2020

Lörrach (D)

20:00

May 15, 2020

Annemasse (F)

20:30

May 16, 2020

Annemasse (F)

20:30

Ticket information

Gessnerallee Zürich

Zürich

Gessnerallee 8

www.gessnerallee.ch +41 44 225 81 11

Nebia

Bienne/Biel

Rue Thomas-Wyttenbach 4

www.nebia.ch +41 32 321 31 83

Phönix Theater

Steckborn

Im Feldbach 8

www.phoenix-theater.ch +41 52 761 33 77

Burghof Lörrach

Lörrach (D)

Herrenstrasse 5

www.burghof.com +49 7621 9408911

Château Rouge

Annemasse (F)

1 route de Bonneville

www.chateau-rouge.net +33 450 43 24 24

Château Rouge

Annemasse (F)

1 route de Bonneville

www.chateau-rouge.net +33 450 43 24 24

The Anton Lachky Company from Belgium literally «moves» along the interface between dance and theatre, with humour and a certain idiosyncracy. It does this in «LUDUM», a wondrous game of deception about the individual within a collective, which can be seen in this year’s Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps. Strange characters slink around the stage, all driven by the search for their own identity. Yet the context of the group calls for adaptation. How do we fit into a greater entity without losing our identity? How can we be recognised as the person that we truly are? Like children, the dancers test out the boundaries of what is permitted and what is not. Through language, but above all through an original, fast-paced and highly variagated dance vocabulary, they breathe life into distinctive figures and question the delicate fabric of interpersonal relationships. Music from several centuries combined with garish light complement the action, leading to a dazzling collage of life. «LUDUM» may seem light and entertaining, but almost incidentally this work raises fundamental questions about our existence and social co-existence.

 

«LUDUM» provides descriptive surtitles for people with hearing disabilities. This means that not only the English text spoken on stage is displayed in surtitles (German or French, depending on the region) but also other auditory elements such as individual sequences of music are described as part of the surtitles. 

Anton Lachky

Anton Lachky

Within a year after completing his dance education at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, Anton Lachky joined Akram Khan’s production «MA» and toured the world. He is co-founder of Les SlovaKs dance collective and since 2008 has been a sought-after guest choreographer for companies such as Iceland Dance Company, Scottish Dance Theatre, GöteborgsOperans, Danskompani and Body Traffic in Los Angeles. In 2012, he founded the Anton Lachky Company. The creations «Mind the Gap» (2012), «Side Effects» (2015), «Cartoon» (2017, for children) and «LUDUM» have enjoyed international success.

Programme:

LUDUM

Choreography:

Anton Lachky

Music collage:

Tom Daniels

Stage design:

Anton Lachky

Costumes:

Britt Angé

Dramaturgic consultant, diffusion:

Eléonore Valère-Lachky

Dancers:

Angel Duran, Lewis Cooke, Patricia Rotondaro, Guilhem Chatir, Hyaejin Lee, Anna Karenina Lambrechts, Ioulia Zacharaki, Maria Manoukian

Co-production:

Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps, Théâtre de la Balsamine (BE), Charleroi-Danse (BE)

Supported by:

The Belgian Federal Government’s Tax Shelter, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (BE)

World premiere:

2/4/2019, Théâtre de la Balsamine, Brussels

Swiss premiere

More information:

Anton Lachky Company