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Category: 2011, ARTISTS, Festival 03 performazioni by • Jul 27th, 2011

Cindy Van Acker


Cindy Van Acker

dancer and choreographer


Sept. 30th h 20.30 – Teatro San Materno – Ascona


Trained in classical ballet, Cindy Van Acker first worked in the Flanders Royal Ballet, Belgium. After joining Geneva’s Grand Theatre, she decided to settle in the city. Always interested in the opportunity that modern dance offers for experimentation, she began creating her own pieces in 1994, and launched into an international career with Corps 00:00 at the Geneva ADC in 2002. In 2003, Cindy Van Acker created two other solos, Fractie and Balk 00:49.

In 2005, Italian director Romeo Castellucci chose Van Acker to represent Switzerland at the Venice Biennial. This first meeting then developed into an artistic collaboration with Castellucci, who suggested that she create the choreographic part of his production of Dante’s Inferno for the 2008 edition of the Avignon Festival, and for Parsifal, which he will be producing at La Monnaie in January 2011.

In 2007, Kernel provided an opportunity for an unusual and stimulating collaboration with Finnish composer Mika Vainio of the Pan Sonic group which created and played the performance’s musical score. This experience continued with the creation of the sound effects for three solos produced between 2008 and 2009, Lanx, Nixe and Obtus. Obvie, Antre and Nodal completed this series of six solos and the same number of films directed by Orsola Valenti.

Cindy Van Acker also ran courses in bodily movement for student actors at the Manufacture, Lausanne’s Theatre School, from 2006 to 2009.

With Monoloog in 2010, she renewed her collaboration with the Electron Festival.

Her choreographic scripting, which allies esthetic gravity, minimalist movement, precise composition and electronic music, allows Cindy Van Acker to examine the connections between body and spirit, sound and rhythm with almost scientific precision, and to create works that cross the barriers between dance, performance and plastic arts.

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