The popular piece “Protagonist”, created for the Cullberg ballet, continues its spring tour in southern Europe. After shows in Berlin, Paris, and Barcelona next stop is now Sevilla (Feb 9+10) and then on to Madrid (Feb 15+16).
For full list of upcoming shows and more details, see calendar.
Finally we can bring you the news: Dark Field Analysis will premiere in Berlin at Tanz im August on 24, 25, 26 & 27 August 2017. Dark Field Analysis is a piece for two performers; Juan Pablo Cámara and Roger Sala Reyner. Sound designer David Kiers and lighting designer Minna Tiikkainen make up, together with Jefta, a long-lasting core creative team, here joined by scenographer Cristina Nyffeler. The performance has grown out of Jefta van Dinther’s desire to tackle autobiographical materials and with that a wish to speak. In Dark Field Analysis the voice and, more importantly, words make up a next step in reaching out to communicate with his audience. Jefta ventures deeper into his previous research of the voice as an extension of the body, oral expressions and narration. Look here for more information.
This year Cullbergbaletten celebrates their 50th anniversary. For the occasion, the company will present a unique encounter between two works created for and with the company: Eurydice is Dead by Birgit Cullberg and Protagonist by Jefta van Dinther. The celebration program will be presented at Dansens Hus, Stockholm 27-29 April 2017. Tickets are on sale at dansenshus.se
‘Roger’ (9′ 53″) is a vocal sound-piece performed by Roger Sala Reyner that belongs to the opening scene of As It Empties Out (2014). On her website Oralsite, Myriam Van Imschoot has included it in Volume SP: a series of compilations of speech-based audio-works and sound poetry. For more information click here.
Jefta’s newest creation Protagonist will premiere during Julidans on the 7th of July 2016 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Protagonist is a performance for 14 dancers of Cullberg Ballet. Protagonist will continue touring to Kortrijk and Stockholm during the autumn and with a more extensive tour during 2017. Look here for more information.
Jefta van Dinther’s performance Kneeding from 2009 will be restaged between 28-31 May in Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm. Originally made for three men, this performance is reworked for 15 women for this special occasion, and will be presented as part of the exam program of the BA in Dance and Performance at DOCH (The University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm).
Concept: Jefta van Dinther | Created by: Jefta van Dinther, Frederic Gies and Thiago Granato | Performed by: The third year students at the BA in Dance and Performance at DOCH, Stockholm | Sound: David Kiers
LIAISON is an encounter between dance, music, film and other performing arts, and an initiative of Jefta van Dinther. During four full evenings between April 9th and 12th, a program will be presented at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm that interweaves different art forms in which various artistic voices are given space to reference each other through overlapping questions, interests and worlds. LIAISON brings to the fore artworks that play with our sense of time. Artworks that through their duration create ceremonies in which embodied and vocal mantras constitute the very substructure of the works expression. In an age characterized by an appreciation for productivity and profit, LIAISON wishes to instead seduce through that which lingers, is left alone and takes its own time.
In LIAISON, art is given the opportunity to contextualize art, with the purpose of linking instead of explaining. It takes its starting point from Jefta van Dinther’s work THIS IS CONCRETE, made in collaboration with choreographer and dancer Thiago Granato.
»strong tie or linkage«
»dialogue establishing and maintaining a mutual understanding and collaboration«
Concept: Jefta van Dinther and Anna Efraimsson in collaboration with Linda Adami | Project leader: Emelie Bergbohm | Coordination: Annie Kay Dahlström | Administration: Interim kultur AB (svb) | Design: Micha van Dinther | Cover photo: Ivo Hofste
LIAISON is a production by Jefta van Dinther made in coproduction with Kulturhuset Stadsteatern and the Cullberg Ballet. With the support of the Swedish Arts Council, City of Stockholm and the Polish Institute Stockholm.