Cindy Van Acker/Cie Greffe [BE/CH]
17.02 – 18.02.2017
Enjoy and/or decipher
Zaoum is the second part of the Flemish-Swiss choreographer Cindy Van Acker’s new cycle, which was inspired by Luigi Nono’s Quando Stanno Morendo. This piece of music draws on seven poems by figures such as the Russian Futurist Velimir Khlebnikov, who chose mathematics as a basis from which to invent poetic forms. The ‘Zaoum’ is one such poetic form, in which sound takes precedence over meaning. This is abstract dance to enjoy and/or decipher!
• Cindy Van Acker has danced at Royal Ballet Flanders and at the Grand Théâtre in Geneva. During the nineties, she followed her own pathway in contemporary dance. In 2005, Romeo Castellucci – with whom she collaborates regularly – invited her to the Venice Biennale. In 2014, she created Anechoic with 53 P.A.R.T.S. dancers on Ostend beach (Dansand!). Her work has also been programmed at the Avignon Festival, amongst others. At Kaaitheater, she has previously presented Nixe + Obtus, Diffraction, Drift and Ion.
choreography Cindy Van Acker | danced by Stéphanie Bayle, Marthe Krummenacher, Gennaro Lauro, Francesca Ruggerini, Raphaëlle Teicher, Elia Van Acker, Rudi van der Merwe, Daniela Zaghini | scenography Victor Roy | lighting design Luc Gendroz | music Luigi Nono, Samuel Pajand | costumes Kata Tóth | administration Sophie Mercier | distribution Tutu Production | production Cie Greffe | co-production adc-Genève, Arsenic Lausanne, Théâtre Les Halles à Sierre | supported by Loterie Romande, Fondation Leenaards, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Pour-cent culturel Migros, Sophie und Karl Binding Stiftung, une fondation privée genevoise et Corodis.
La Compagnie Greffe receives joint-support from the City of Geneva, the Canton of Geneva and Pro Helvetia for the period 2009-2017