Les SlovaKs / Opening Night

Les SlovaKs Dance Collective

  • Premiere: November 2007, Mercat de les flors, Barcelona
  • Choreography and dance by Les SlovaKs Dance Collective: Milan Herich, Anton Lachky, Milan Tomasik, Peter Jasko, Martin Kilvady
  • Composition and live music: Simon Thierrée
  • Set design: Les SlovaKs Dance Collective
  • Lighting design: Hans Valcke, Joris De Bolle
  • Costume design: Mat Voorter, Pepa Martinez
  • Technical director: Joris De Bolle
  • Production: Phileas Productions   –   ulti’mates / ULTIMA VEZ
  • Coproduction: Teatre Mercat de les Flors (Spain), Fondazione Musica per Roma (Italy)
  • Partner: DCJ – Dans Centrum Jette (Belgium), BUDA Kunstencentrum (Belgium)

Five gawky young dancers and a violinist stand on stage, looking at the public. Joined by a personal and cultural history, they present a sweeping piece of new-traditional dance, with a generous dash of poetry. It reflects their love for dance and for each other. In Opening Night each dancer carries an echo of the whole while maintaining his autonomy, in an open field of movement possibilities. A refined ode to their roots…