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.

Foto: Nina Andersson

Foto: Nina Andersson


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”.



Ambassador tickets

Practical information

Running time: 55–75 min (no interval)
Stage: Small stage

The performance is presented in English.

Season packages

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
Scenography Cristina Nyffeler
Light Minna Tiikkainen
Music David Kiers
Dancers Juan Pablo Cámara
Roger Reyner Sala
Text Jefta van Dinther
Juan Pablo Cámara
Roger Reyner Sala
Artistic counselling Gabriel Smeets
Felix Bethge
Choreography assistant Thiago Granato
Technical coordinator Bennert Vancottem
Producer Emelie Bergbohm
Production manager Annie Kay Dahlström
Ellika Lindström
Distribution Koen Vanhove
Key Performance
Administration Interim kultur AB
Photo Max Stürmer
Art Direction Martin Falck
Co-production Tanz im August/HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin
Tanzquartier Vienna
Sadler’s Wells London
PACT Zollverein Essen
Centro Cultural Vila Flor Guimares
Dansens Hus Oslo
Supported by Kulturrådet
Stockholm Stad
Nationales Performance Netz
Further support by O Espaço do Tempo Montemor-o-Novo
BUDA Arts Centre Kortrijk