24 – 26 Oct 2017
Jefta van Dinther
Dark Field Analysis
In this performance, blood is the (red) thread: we investigate what makes us human, and how kinship is developed through the exchange of stories, words, sounds, tones and gazes.
We met Jefta van Dinther last autumn on the Main Stage of Dansens Hus as the creator and choreographer of Cullberg Ballet’s production “Protagonist”. This October he returns with a more intimate and exclusive piece: acted out by two performers, and presented on the Small Stage.
Dark Field Analysis draws its name from a branch of alternative medicine that uses dark field microscopy to diagnose systemic bodily conditions originating in the blood. But the conversation between the two protagonists encompasses more than medical facts. Here, blood serves as an analogy for looking inwards, not only into our individual physiology but also further: into and beyond our selves.
about JEFTA VAN DINTHER
One of the most renowned young Swedish choreographers and dancers of today, Jefta van Dinther was born 1980, graduated in 2003 from Amsterdam School of the Arts and is currently active both in Stockholm and Berlin. He has been highly acclaimed for his performances and awarded both the Birgit Cullberg scholarship (2012) and the Swedish Theatre Critics Dance Prize (2013). Together with Cullberg Ballet, van Dinther created Plateau Effect (2013) which toured throughout Europe. Some of his previous works also include As It Empties Out (2014), This is Concrete with Thiago Granato (2012) and Grind (2011).
In 2014, he choreographed and performed in the music video to Röyksopp and Robyn’s hit, “Monument”.
Running time: 55–75 min (no interval)
Stage: Small stage
The performance is presented in English.
The show on the 24th of October is included in our Premiere deal. Get the best seats on three Swedish premieres this autumn.
|Choreography||Jefta van Dinther|
|Dancers||Juan Pablo Cámara
Roger Reyner Sala
|Text||Jefta van Dinther
Juan Pablo Cámara
Roger Reyner Sala
|Artistic counselling||Gabriel Smeets
|Choreography assistant||Thiago Granato|
|Technical coordinator||Bennert Vancottem|
|Production manager||Annie Kay Dahlström
|Administration||Interim kultur AB|
|Art Direction||Martin Falck|
|Co-production||Tanz im August/HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin
Sadler’s Wells London
PACT Zollverein Essen
Centro Cultural Vila Flor Guimares
Dansens Hus Oslo
Nationales Performance Netz
|Further support by||O Espaço do Tempo Montemor-o-Novo
BUDA Arts Centre Kortrijk