Dance company ACME is composed of Albert Quesada, Federica Porello, Zoltán Vakulya, Mireia de Querol and Marcus Baldemar. It has developed over the years by performing and creating around Europe. In their last quintet, Wagner & Ligeti, the dancers guide the audience in an exploration of two pieces: the overture to Wagner’s Tannhäuser and György Ligeti’s Lontano.
Speed and its different qualities is one of the most developed elements in their performances. The co-existence of different temporalities is a starting point to deal with questions related to idiorhythm: movement prior to rhythm. The use of slow motion in Slow Sports, the irregular loops in Wagner & Ligeti, the accumulation of rhythmical qualities in the flamenco music of OneTwoThreeOneTwo, have been key for the development in specificity of speed, aiming to alter the spectator’s perception.