Cie Greffe / Cindy Van Acker

Cie Greffe / Cindy Van Acker

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Diffraction, 2011

Diffraction refers to the way waves behave when they encounter an obstacle that is not totally transparent for them. After such an encounter, the wave does not retain its density according to the laws of geometric optics; this phenomenon is called diffraction. Diffraction is the result of interference with waves diffused from various points. The phenomenon is observed with light, but also with sound, waves, neutrons and X-rays.

Piece for six +one
We can think at first that Diffraction is a piece for six. That because it results from six soli composed by Cindy Van Acker during these last two years and also because we see the names of the six dancers : four women and two men . But Diffraction is in fact a piece for six + one. And this added partner, impossible to ignore, omnipresent, sometimes humanised under the aspect of a great inquisitive eye that comes to take a close look at the audience, is light. There is a tremendous, meticulous, almost unreasonable work to choreograph a neon tubes machine. The two soli, Obtus and Nixe, had brought the choreographer at the threshold of an organical fusion between a dancer and an environment of fluorescent tubes. This tres- hold is taken to a new level without any voluntary action but with grace, so that at a certain time, we don’t know if it is the dancers who arrange an illuminated geometry or if it is the neon themselves, sliding from shape to shape, that impulse the movement.

Diffraction, with its powerful light score, is to be lived as a tribute paid to the progressive chaos. Without ever leaving an extremely simple choreographical structure.
Michèle Pralong 

see extract: http://vimeo.com/36886846

 

Credits

Choreography Cindy Van Acker
Assistance Tamara Bacci
Performers Tamara Bacci, Anne-Lise Brevers, Carole Garriga, Luca Nava, Cindy Van Acker, Rudi van der Merwe
Live music Mika Vainio
Scenography Victor Roy
Lighting Luc Gendroz, Victor Roy, Cindy Van Acker
Costumes VRAC
Administration and Tour Managing Tutu Production
Length 1 hour

Production ADC, Geneva
Coproduction ADC, Geneva
With support from CSFIPARTNERS, Loterie Romande, Fonds SSA, Fondation Artephila, Fonda tion Leenaards, Sophie und Karl Binding Stiftung, Schwei zerisches Interpretenstiftung
Photos copyright Louise Roy