Cindy Van Acker

27  October

Cindy Van Acker's works always study the relation of sound, movement and rhythm, of two different rhythms in a single body, of body and spirit. Her works are always very precise, mathematically structured, completely abstract and the choreographic score is a composition tool.

This workshop will tackle the choreographic scores upon which part of Fractie is based. Participants will investigate how to navigate their way within precise given scores, how to translate and adapt them to their own body; they will analyse how body weight is proportioned on different contact points, how shifting them influences and generates movement, and diffuses tension in the body. Open to dance-makers, both choreographers and performers.

Coming from the ballet, Cindy Van Acker initially danced in Belgium in the Royal ballet of Flanders. She joined later the Ballet du Grand Theatre de Genève, the city that since then became her new place of living. Early interested by the experiments that contemporary dance offers , she became the famous interpreter of choreographers such as Philippe Saire, Laura Tanner, Noemi Lapzeson, Estelle Héritier and Myriam Gourfink. Cindy has created her own pieces since 1994 but truly started an international career with Corps 00:00, created in 2002 at Theatre de l'ADC in Geneva. Since then, her work has been presented in famous festivals such as the Festival d'Avignon and the Festival TransAmeriques.

Tamara Bacci studied classical and contemporary dance at the Dance School of Geneva and danced for the Geneva Ballet Junior, Deustche Oper Berlin and Béjart Ballet Lausanne. In 1998, she decided to study yoga and Ayurveda techniques. In 2003, Tamara came back into dance projects and started collaborations with Foofwa d'Imobilité, Gilles Jobin, Thomas Lebrun, Ken Ossola et Cindy Van Acker, whose works she has been performing for the past 7 years. In 2007, she produced 171/174 with Ken Ossola. Her most recent projects are Pascal Ramert's solo for her Knockin' on heaven's doors and an upcoming collaborative work with Perrine Valli and Mathe Krummenacher. Tamara regularly teaches at the Geneva Junior Ballet and continues to further her yoga training.

When: 27 - 28 October

Time: 10.00 - 3.00pm
Costs: (2 days) Full $140.00/ DH member and Deakin - VCA students $100.00
Bookings: or 03 9347 2860

Image: Louise Roy

Cindy and Tamara will also be leading a morning classes at Dancehouse from 23 - 26 October. Click here for more information.