In Unearth, Jefta van Dinther brings together ten dancers in a stripped-down and powerful choreography of body and voice.



220 minutes

13 Apr


13 Apr


14 Apr


14 Apr


Note! Unearth is a durational performance - a lasting work that lasts 3 hours and 40 minutes. When you buy your ticket, you choose between two entry points (16.00 or 17.45 on Saturday and 15.00 and 16.45 on Sunday). The work is continuous during this time and you choose how long you stay during the performance. It is also possible to go out and be let in again. During the last 30 minutes of the work, the audience is asked to remain in the room. Subject to final sale, tickets will also be available on the spot. Recommended from 13 years old.

Unearth is centred on our human drive to restore - and desire to relive - where the body's capabilities and incapacities drive the work through ritual repetition.

In this durational performance of almost 4 hours, van Dinther invites the audience to the intensity of repetition and the sweetness of introspection. The dancers turn themselves inside out and reveal deeply rooted ideas about kinship, the living and the dead. Using only movement and voice, in the raw and distinctive space of the art centre, van Dinther digs with Unearth in the body as material, creating a collective emotional experience.


1: find (something) in the ground by digging; to dig up out of or as if out of the earth: exhume
2: discover (something hidden, lost, or kept secret) by investigation or searching; to make known or public: bring to light

Unearth is a production by Jefta van Dinther | Production management: Uta Engel and Romy Hansford-Gerber | Distribution: Key Performance | Administration: Jefta van Dinther (DE) and Interim kultur AB (SE) | Co-production: Norrlandsoperan Umeå | Funded by: Senate Department for Culture and Europe Berlin

Jefta van Dinther is funded by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with support from the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe Berlin and the Swedish Arts Council.

Photo: Jubal Battisti
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