by Jefta van Dinther and Thiago Granato

THIS IS CONCRETE is a slow ride. Two men’s bodies intermingle with each other incessantly, blurring their boundaries. Infused in a sonic environment of dizzying beats and revolving shadows, the performers trip is lengthy, sedated, coital. Movements mutate into words as the two men’s voices start to speak their mouths and bodies. In the corporeal and social fusion generated between them, their drive slides into pleasure, talking into eating, fucking into dancing and symbiosis into parasitism.

THIS IS CONCRETE is a collaboration between choreographers and dancers Jefta van Dinther and Thiago Granato. THIS IS CONCRETE ventures staging something intimate, incorporating the volatile as building blocks in its composition – offering to its audience to spend time with something uncertain; something uncertain and infectiously slow.

Choreography and Dance: Jefta van Dinther and Thiago Granato | Lighting design: Jan Fedinger | Sound design: David Kiers | Production management: Annie Schachtel – Bohm Bohm Room | Artistic advice: Sandro Amaral, Frederic Gies, and Robert Steijn

THIS IS CONCRETE is a production by Jefta van Dinther and Thiago Granato | Administration: Interim kultur AB (svb) | Distribution: Key Performance | Co-production: PACT Zollverein, Grand Theatre Groningen, Panorama Festival Rio de Janeiro, CNDC Angers and Fabrik Potsdam / √Čtape Danse | Funded by: the Swedish Arts Council, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, City of Stockholm and Fonds Podiumkunsten The Netherlands

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