Cindy Van Acker [BE]

Ion

Ion
Ion

22.04 – 23.04.2015

Seven skins

The Flemish-Swiss choreographer Cindy Van Acker starts her new solo with sentences, images and ideas she derives from Friedrich Nietzsche. For example the idea that ‘loneliness has seven skins’. Or his idea of the Umwertung aller Werte (the revaluation of all values). Another source of inspiration is the tormented bodies and anatomical figures in the work of Berlinde De Bruyckere. That brings her to what is organic and constantly mutating, in a new view of the physicality of the dancer, of form and deformation, surface and depth, life and death. It brings her to the first definition of the word chaos: a new emptiness, a new nothing.

• Cindy Van Acker creates performances like sculptures. In 2005, Romeo Castellucci invited her to represent Switzerland at the Venice Biennale. She then agreed to do the choreography for in Castellucci's Inferno (Avignon Festival, 2008) and Parsifal (La Monnaie, 2011).


sound creation Samuel Pajand with the music of Frédéric Chopin/ prélude n°20 in C Minor, Op.28 Johann Pachelbel, Giacona in D Minor | costumes Kata Tóth | administration Aude Seigne | touring Tutu Production | production Cie Greffe | co-production Théâtre de Vidy Lausanne, ADC Genève, Théâtre Les Halles Sierre | support Ville de Genève, Canton de Genève, Pro Helvetia, Loterie Romande, Fondation Leenaards, Pour-cent culturel Migros, Coopérative suisse de artistes interprètes SIG