Cie Greffe / Cindy Van Acker

Cie Greffe / Cindy Van Acker

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Balk 00:49, 2003

To bring cracks on the slick surface of the evidence

49 minutes later... On stage, a body linked to a machine by a cable that sends electrical impulses. Cindy Van Acker follows the exploration she initiated with her last piece Corps 00:00 (2002) with strictness and poetry. As a prelude, she maintains a bipolar choreograpy in which one can read simultaneously two physical scores made for one body: the machine's one that causes involuntary jerks on muscles and the one the choreographer has written. In Balk 00:49, Cindy Van Acker plots a tensed journey crossed by rythmic cracks and breaks. Thus the linearity of this itinerary gets weaked while becoming obsessional.

“(...) Then 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



Choreography Cindy Van Acker
Performer Cindy Van Acker
Sound design Denis Rollet
Light Luc Gendroz
Costumes Aline Courvoisier
Data-processing Philip May
Electronical realization Jacques Falquet
Stage assistant Corina Pia
Length 70'

Creation December 2003 Théâtre Arsenic à Lausanne, Switzerland
Production Cie Greffe
With support from City of Geneva, DIP, Pro Helvetia - Fondation suisse pour la culture, ADC Geneva
Photo copyright Isabelle Meister