In Unearth, Jefta van Dinther brings together ten dancers in a bold and stripped-down choreography of body and voice. In his characteristic cross-disciplinary style, which catalogues his extensive repertoire on human behaviour and its linked ecologies, Van Dinther breaks down our impetus to feel anew — time and again.
Centred around our human drive to revive and yearning to relive, Unearth lays bare the body’s boundless mental and physical resourcefulness.
In this durational work, the audience is summoned into the intensity of repetition and to linger in the sweetness of introspection. Unearth digs into the body as material, whilst exposing both social and spiritual constructs of kinship, purpose and mortality.
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