Jefta van Dinther (SE/DE)
Dark Field Analysis - Artist Talk

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Datum der Aufzeichnung: 22.03.2018

Ort: TQW Halle G

Im Rahmen von: Austrian premiere


„Anyone who leaves a performance by Jefta van Dinther has understood the meaning of synaesthesia.“ — Astrid Peterle


Dark Field Analysis calls upon the intensity of being alive by placing us humans in relation to other forms of life. In the performance, organic blends with synthetic, human with animal and material with ethereal. A long conversation unfolds between two naked men on a carpet; the topic of blood running as a red thread throughout the performance. 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 men encompasses more than medical facts. Here, blood serves as an analogy for looking inwards and outwards: Into and beyond our selves.


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Jefta van Dinther is a choreographer and dancer working between Stockholm and Berlin. His work is characterized by a rigorous physical approach and always implies a staged research of movement itself. The moving body is centerfold in his work but belongs to and interacts with a body of light, sound and materials that constitute an environment of perception and sensation. The dancers work and dance their way through various environments: their processes exhibited live on stage become performances. Van Dinther’s works deal with notions of illusion, the visible and the invisible, synesthesia, darkness, labour, the uncanny, affect, voice and image. They often play with formats of presentation, and range from traditional dispositifs to installation like settings as well as from smaller intimate performances to large scale productions. His work includes the performances Protagonist (2016) for Cullbergbalett, As It Empties Out (2014), Plateau Effect (2013) for Cullbergbalett. In addition to that Jefta van Dinther has created the choreography for and dances in the the music video Monument (2015) by Röyksopp & Robyn and has organised and curated the festival LIAISON (2015) in Stockholm. Van Dinther teaches choreography at various international centers and educational programs. He was appointed Senior Lecturer and Artistic Director at the MA program in Choreography at DOCH (University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm) between 2012 and 2014.

Credits:Choreography and directionJefta van DintherCreated and performed byJuan Pablo Cámara, Roger Sala Reyner Lighting design Minna TiikkainenScenographyCristina Nyffeler

Sound designDavid KiersTextJefta van Dinther, Juan Pablo Cámara, Roger Sala Reyner Assistant choreographerThiago Granato SongsBased on the tracks ”The Slow Drug” and ”Horses in my Dreams” by PJ HarveyArtistic adviceGabriel Smeets, Felix BethgeTechnical coordinationBennert Vancottem Art DirectionMartin Falck ManagementEmelie Bergbohm Production ManagementAnnie Kay Schachtel, Ellika Lindström DistributionKoen Vanhove – Key Performance Administration Interim kultur AB (svb) Co-production: Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Tanzquartier Wien, Sadler’s Wells London, PACT Zollverein Essen, Centro Cultural Vila Flor Guimaraes and Dansens Hus Oslo| Funded by: the Swedish Arts Council, City of Stockholm, and the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media on the basis of a decision by the German Bundestag | Supported by: O Espaço do Tempo Montemor-o-Novo, BUDA Kortrijk and The Swedish National Touring Theatre.

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