by Jefta van Dinther
The Quiet brings together five women in an unsettling choreography of the ordinary. They are quiet in action, set in motion by expressions of oral traditions. Reciting, chanting and praying, they forcefully move into and out of defined and defining patterns, propelling the quotidian into transcendence. By calling attention to that which is transmitted across generations, The Quiet engages with time in some of its overlooked forms: the taking of time, the passing of time, the falling out of time.
Choreography and direction: Jefta van Dinther | Created and performed by: Linda Adami, Alexandra Campbell, Lisa Drake, Cecilia Roos, Agnieszka Dlugoszewska and Kristine Slettevold | Lighting design: Minna Tiikkainen | Set design and costume: Cristina Nyffeler | Sound: David Kiers and Slowdive (for the track Falling Ashes) | Voice: Lisa Drake | Text: Jefta van Dinther, Alexandra Campbell, Lisa Drake, Cecilia Roos and Mandoline Whittlesey | Assistant choreographer: Thiago Granato | Artistic advice: Gabriel Smeets | Technical coordination: Bennert Vancotttem | Sound technician: Stephan Woehrmann | Thanks to: Anna Grip and Pia Krämer
The Quiet is a production by Jefta van Dinther | Manager: Emelie Bergbohm / Bohm Bohm Room | Production management: Annie Schachtel | Distribution: Key Performance | Administration: Interim kultur AB (svb) and HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin) | Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Norrlandsoperan Umeå, Riksteatern Sweden, Dansehallerne Copenhagen, Centre choréographique national de Montpellier Occitanie direction Christian Rizzo, Tanzquartier Vienna, Sadler’s Wells London, PACT Zollverein Essen, CCN Orléans, Theater Freiburg, Festival Montpellier Danse 2019 and Julidans Amsterdam | Funded by: Swedish Arts Council, City of Stockholm and HKF Hauptstadtkulturfonds (Berlin) | Supported by: O Espaço do Tempo Montemor-o-Novo, BUDA Arts Centre Kortrijk, Swedish Embassy in Portugal, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee