Cie Greffe / Cindy Van Acker

Cie Greffe / Cindy Van Acker

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Nixe, 2009

In “Nixe”, Perrine Vali puts forward a gestural energy that communicates with the space and the light. It goes as far as to melt her body into these fluctuating elements. A regular performer for Cindy Van Acker, the dancer turns, serene, invigorating a solo that is for the most part a matter of arms. A galvanizing work to which is added the sound created by Mika Vainio, a musician whose electronic compositions, in this case, literally support the choreographed body. The lighting designer Luc Gendroz created for this solo a work of volume and substance. Transported by the light and the sound, the choreographic material refuses to be pinned down in order to float, thereby toppling the perceptions of the spectator who, as if under a spell, links the consciousness of his own body to the body of the dancer.

In Cindy Van Acker’s work, there is always a moment where the image seems to take off even when her work is extremely connected to the ground.

Michèle Pralong


Compagnie Greffe/Cindy Van Acker benefits from a joint funding agreement for the period 2009-2011 from the Ville de Genève, the Canton de Genève and Pro Helvetia.


Choreography Cindy Van Acker
Performer Perrine Valli
Live music Mika Vainio
Light and scenography Luc Gendroz, Victor Roy, Cindy Van Acker
Costume Aline Courvoisier
Technical realization Victor Roy
Length 33 min

Creation La Bâtie, Festival of Geneva, edition 2009
Production Cie Greffe
Coproduction La Bâtie, Festival of Geneva
Administration and Tour Managing Tutu-Production, Véronique Maréchal, Simone Toendury
Photos copyright Louise Roy