13th Dance & Non-verbal Theatre Festival San Vincenti
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Zagreb Dance Company
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10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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Author: Anton Lachky
Performers: Mami Izumi, Anna Karenina Lambrechts, Luan De Lima, Angel Duran
Sound & Light Design:Tom Daniels
Costume designer:Britt Angé
Production : Seventyseven vzw
Co-production :Charleroi Danses Centre Chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie - Bruxelles, Krokusfestival
Supported by: La fédération Wallonnie Bruxelles and Wallonie-Bruxelles International

Cartoon is a dance piece created specifically for children (6 years and older) and their families. In this surrealistic tale, four characters get possessed by their inner creative demons, producing a nonsensical and fun swirl of dance, music and games. The abundance of stories constructed give a glimpse into the complex and confusing function of the mind: full of twists and turns, growths and setbacks, dead-ends and infinite possibilities. Carried away by a magnificent web of sounds, the characters engage in grandiose tirades and bewitched dances to pop music and classical arias. The soundtrack is an epic adventure that includes centuries old scores by Bach and Mozart, which continue to touch the heart. Something like a happy mess, Cartoon is at times as serious as a love declaration, and at other times as light as a breeze. The show won the Alda Greoli Prize of the Ministry of Culture at the Rencontres Jeune Public in Huy in 2017.

This surreal dance fairy turns a smile on the face of the whole family. In Cartoon, Lachky shows a family, in which each child knows his or her place or does not want to know it. He magnifies, makes laughter and creates hilariously absurd and recognizable characters. A virtuoso, sophisticated dance performance on an epic soundtrack that mixes famous pop songs with time-proven, heartbreaking scores by Bach and Mozart. Family as a playground gives an opportunity to get to know your own boundaries and discover those of others. Until the moment they collide. Or not. Then, you are lucky. Welcome to family, welcome to cartoon, please, take your seat!

Born in 1982, Anton Lachky 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 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 A.Teresa de Keersmeaker. Anton became a member of Akram Khan Company in March 2004 and toured with the its production MA for two years in 48 countries. He created a system he called Puzzle Work, which he teaches all over the world. Anton was also co-founder of Les Slovaks Dance Collective (Opening Night, Journey Home, Fragments). As a choreographer for his own company, Lachky created Mind a Gap (2013) as his first autonomous creation, followed by Side Effects and Cartoon. As a guest choreographer he created Softandhard for Helsinki City Theater, Heaven is the place for Prague DOT 504, Perfect Day To Dream (which won best choreography of 2012 in Iceland) for Iceland Dance Company, Kids in a play (nominated for the best choreography) for Liberdance, Zagreb, Sens Interdit for Bodhi Project (SEAD), Magical Road for St.Gallen, Wonderland for the Gottenborg Ballet. He also choreographed for the Venice Biennale, Scottish Dance Theatre, Cla Costa Rica, Verve Dance Company.

The realization of guest performance was supported by: Wallonie- Bruxelles International

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