Cie Greffe / Cindy Van Acker (CH) «Speechless Voices»

Migros-Kulturprozent Tanzfestival Steps

The choreographer, originally from Belgium, has been living in Switzerland for over 25 years and addresses issues pertaining to the relationship between body, mind, space and sound with immense stylistic assurance and almost scientific meticulousness. Cindy Van Acker often explores her themes with the help of minimalistically applied movements. Based on a holistic approach, she conceives productions that are visually powerful, precisely composed and at the same time highly sensitive. In «Speechless Voices», Cindy contrasts the complex musical compositions by Mika Vainio with ritualistic dance tableaus. Using repetitive movements, the dancers from her company set a pulsating underlying rhythm. Gradually, a work emerges that demands the utmost concentration from everyone on stage. They face the possibility of being repelled at any time, then having to immediately pull themselves together and begin all over again. The production will premiere at the Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps as part of a cooperation between Steps and the Expédition Suisse network of event organisers. The network was founded by the theatres Théâtre Vidy Lausanne, Gessnerallee Zürich, Theater Chur, Dampfzentrale Bern and Kaserne Basel to support outstanding Swiss artists in the development of exceptional projects.

There will be an audience discussion after the show on Fri 24th.

Introduction "Get Physical!" on FRI 24th 6:30 pm (see informations below).
Choreography Cindy Van Acker
Dance Stéphanie Bayle, Matthieu Chayrigues, Laure Lesco , Raphaëlle Teicher, Rudi van der Merwe, Daniela Zaghini
Music Mika Vainio, J. S. Bach
Sound Samuel Pajand
Scenography Victor Roy
Lighting design Cindy Van Acker and Victor Roy
Dramaturgie Michèle Pralong
Costumes, jewellery Marie Artamonof
Lighting technician Gautier Teuscher
Paintings Eric Vuille
Administration Cindy Janiaud
Diffusion Tutu Production

Production Cie Greffe
Coproduction Steps, Festival de Danse du Pour-cent culturel Migros, Expedition Suisse : Kaserne Basel, Dampfzentrale Bern, Theater Chur, Gessnerallee Zürich, Théâtre de Vidy Lausanne, and CCN de Rillieux-la-Pape, direction Yuval PICK, dans le cadre du dispositif Accueil-Studio avec le soutien du Théâtre des Îlets, centre dramatique national de Montluçon, région

Supports Loterie Romande, Société Suisse des Auteurs, Fondation du Jubilé, Fondation Stanley Thomas Johnson, Sophie and Karl Binding Stiftung.

The Compagnie Gre e has a joint support agreement with the City of Geneva, the Canton of Geneva and Pro Helvetia for the period 2009-2020.
Einführung: Get Physical!
Bewegte Einführungen in Tanz-Stücke
Mit Pascale Utz und Brigitte Züger
Fr 20.4. / Beginn: 18:30

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Die Einführung enthält Elemente von aktiver Bewegung sowie Diskussion. Es sind jedoch keine Vorkenntnisse oder Trainingskleidung erforderlich.

Treffpunkt: 18.30 Uhr beim Brunnen vor der Kaserne
Dauer: 45 Minuten

Der Eintritt ist frei
Anmeldung bei: n.grueninger@kaserne-basel.ch