6/6 is a filmic response to Cindy Van Acker’s work.
This project belongs to the genre: choreographic work readapted to film. This cinematographic rewriting of six solos created for the stage by Cindy Van Acker, entails revisiting and reworking each choreography, going to the heart of each piece to extract its very essence in a form metamorphosed by the approach to film.
Going beyond any semiological demonstration of the relationship between dance and cinema, the idea of bringing together two kinds of artistic expression specifically around these solos — being open and polyphonic by nature — is to generate a range of sensory and intellectual experiences that can live up to the evocative power that these pieces carry in them. A semiological adventure through the articulation between reality and fiction, but also a sensory and captivating journey in another spatiotemporal dimension.
Direction and editing: Orsola Valenti
Choreography: Cindy Van Acker
Interpretation: Tamara Bacci 1/6, Cindy Van Acker 2/6, Rudi van der Merwe 3/6, Luca Nava 4/6, Perrine Valli 5/6, Marthe Krummenacher 6/6
Sound recording and mixing: Denis Rollet
Administration and distribution: Tutu Production
Production: Cie Greffe
Support: The City of Geneva, the Republic and the Canton of Geneva, Pro-Helvetia, Loterie Romande Regio Films Fund, Ernst Göhner Stiftung
The Dance (Lens) series highlights outstanding Dance Films from Australia and internationally with artist Q&As.
Like dance, film is conveyed in time. A time which can be manipulated, accelerated, stopped and rewound at will. On-screen narratives are produced by the rhythmic combination of takes, jump-cuts, wipes, fade-ins and fade-outs — where the camera itself becomes a choreographic tool that extends beyond the physical boundaries of the body and the stage.
Dance (Lens) explores the embodiment and disembodiment of dance, speculative stages, screening history and the communal dance of watching from the other side of the screen.