Les SlovaKs are an all-male dance company of five Slovakian friends who formed a collective in 2006 after working separately with some of Europe's leading choreographers including Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Akram Khan, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and Wim Vandekeybus. Their style of movement is rooted in their shared history, generating a dance style that takes Slovak traditional dance as inspiration whilst maintaining each dancer's individual characteristics. Opening Night is an improvised work where, as with all close friendships, little things mean a lot. Gestures, glances and nuances are enough to unleash physical creativity, allowing the collective to form and adapt their choreography in the moment. Recreating the performance every time, Les SlovaKs create an improvisational feel that hints at their shared past. The performance is accompanied by traditional Slovakian folk music provided by musician and composer Simon Thierree.
Purcell Room. Part of the London International Mime Festival (LIMF)