Balk 00:49

Geneva (2003)

Cindy Van Acker follows the exploration she initiated with her last piece Corps 0:00 with strictness and poetry. On stage, her body linked to a machine by a cable sends electrical impulses that cause involuntary jerks on her muscles, uncontrolled movements that superimpose a second choreographic score, performed in a continuum of extreme subtlety. Together they create distortion and plot a tensed journey crossed by rhythmic cracks and breaks of singular beauty. The obsessive and bipolar linearity proposed by Cindy transforms the body and endows it with a quality so fragile that it seems to transgress the laws of physics, becoming for the spectator the vehicle for an unexpected journey of the senses.

The word 'break' is as convenient to assign one of the specificities of the choreographic structure as to take position towards established values, automatisms, trivializations. It becomes de facto the conductor element of the expected invention

-Cindy Van Acker-

Concept and performance: Cindy Van Acker
Sound design: Denis Rollet
Lighting: Luc Gendroz
Costumes: Aline Courvoisier
Data-processing programming:  Philip May
Electronic realization: Jacques Falquet
Administration: Sandra Piretti
Tour Manager: Richard Afonso
Production: Cie. Greffe
With the support of: The City of Geneva, DIP, Pro Helvetia-Swiss Foundation for culture and the ADC (Geneva)