Les SlovaKs / Fragments

Les SlovaKs dance collective

  • Premiere: 02/10/2012 Hellerau, Dresden
  • Choreography and dance by Les SlovaKs Dance Collective: Milan Herich, Anton Lachky, Milan Tomasik, Peter Jasko, Martin Kilvady
  • Music: Simon Thierrée
  • Set design: Les SlovaKs Dance Collective, Joris De Bolle
  • Lighting design: Joris De Bolle
  • Costume design: Mat Voorter, Pepa Martinez
  • Technical director: Joris De Bolle
  • Technician: Jan Meuwissen
  • Production: PHILEAS PRODUCTIONS (Belgium)
  • Promotion: SEVENTYSEVEN, Bram Smeyers, bram@seventyseven.be
  • Coproduction: Kaaitheater (Belgium), Teatre Mercat de les Flors (Spain), Hellerau – European Center for the Arts Dresden (Germany), NorrlandsOperan AB (Sweden)
  • With the support of the Flemish Community
  • Partner: DCJ – Danscentrum Jette (Belgium), Pulsar–Ensemble Dir. Steven Decraene

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Fragments is the third work, that came out of the “Les SlovaKs craftsmanshop”.

The premise of the piece was to work with an existing music. For one part, their long time collaborator, composer Simon Thierree wrote an original piece in four movements, performed by a string orchestra of 40 musicians. As a counter point Les SlovsKs decided to present yet another side of their background and intertwined Thierree’s composition with the selection of songs “Retro 50’s-80″s” from a renowned slovak singer Melania Ollaryova. The five creators choreographed with a close listening to the diverse musical proposition. Working as a team during the rehearsals, they rotated the roles as performers and directors. They crafted each separate part into the complete life movie scene, dance piece or a theater act. Without any boundaries of style, they managed to construct the worlds, that pop up into the fullness as soon the first moments of the scene unroll. The show is entertaining, full of skilled dancing, very expressive, humorous and touching, sparkled with references that disappear as soon the spectator tries to grab them.

 

TOUR SCHEDULE:

16th of March 2012 –  XS Festival (Theatre national) , work in progress, Brussels, Belgium

17th of March 2012 - XS Festival (Theatre national)Work in progress, Brussels, Belgium

21st of July 2012 – RPS rosas perfomance spaceWork in progress, Brussels, Belgium

2nd of November 2012 – Hellerau – European Center for the ArtsWorld premiere, Dresden, Germany 

3rd of November 2012 – Hellerau – European Center for the Arts, Dresden, Germany

16th of November 2012 – KaaitheaterBelgian Premiere, Brussels, Belgium

17th of November 2012 – Kaaitheater, Brussels, Belgium

18th of November 2012 – Kaaitheater, Brussels, Belgium

23rd of November 2012 – Cultuurcentrum, With live orchestra, Bruges, Belgium

11th of December 2012 – 30CC, Leuven, Belgium

12th of December 2012 – 30CC, Leuven, Belgium

14th of March 2013 - Mercat de las Flors, Barcelona, Spain

15th of March 2013 – Mercat de las Flors, Barcelona, Spain

16th of March 2013 – Mercat de las Flors, Barcelona, Spain

17th of March 2013 – Mercat de las Flors, Barcelona, Spain

3rd of May 2013 – Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht, Holland

20th of July 2013 – Svetvincenat Festival, Zagreb, Croatia

11th of December 2013 – NorrlandsOperan, with live orchestra, Umea, Sweden

5th of October 2014 – House of culture, Česke Budejovice, Czech republic

15th of November 2014 – Slovak National Theater, Bratislava, Slovakia

22nd of January 2015 – Plzen 2015with live orchestra, Plzen, Czech republic

23rd of January 2015 – Plzen 2015with live orchestra, Plzen, Czech republic

2nd of May 2015 – Moment festival, Brussels, Belgium

20th of February 2016 – GC tervuren, Tervuren, Belgium