Cullberg Ballet / Jefta van Dinther

Plateau Effect

Tanz im August

The young dancer and choreographer Jefta van Dinther, now resident in Berlin and Stockholm, quickly made a name in the dance world with his fierce and extremely physical style of movement. In his first collaboration with Sweden’s most renowned dance ensemble – founded in 1967 by Birgit Cullberg, brought to international fame by her son Mats Ek, and today directed  by Gabriel Smeets – Jefta van Dinther has developed a choreography of bewilderment and disarray.


Nine highly energetic dancing bodies tell the story of an impending catastrophe. An important role is played by a huge curtain and a voluminous sail. Jefta van Dinther deals with the life of a community under pressure, in a poetic-utopian landscape, caught up in constant movement, building, taking down, pulling together and letting go. His nightmare scenario is intensified by David Kiers’ pulsating music and Minna Tiikkainen’s dramatic lighting. At the highest point of tension, the plateau, people appear as if under a magnifying glass: isolated and broken. However, nothing is as it seems.

Video Trailer: Interview Jefta van Dinther:

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be a Physical Introduction to "Plateau Effect" - For more information click here.

   Magazin im August article


Choreography: Jefta van Dinther / Sounddesign: David Kiers, with additional composition and singing by: Kristjansdottir, based on Friday Night from Chinawoman, new text version: Jefta van Dinther / Set design: SIMKA / Light: Minna Tiikkainen / Choreography assistant: Thomas Zamolo / Artistic consultation: Frédéric Gies, Robert Steijn und Kristine Slettevold / Dancers: Vincent Van der Plas, Daniel Sjökvist, Anand Bolder, Samuel Draper, Sylvie Gehin Karlsson, Unn Faleide, Agnieszka Dlugoszewska, Anna Pehrsson, Eva Mohn


  • Past
    Fri 29.8.2014, 20:00 / Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
    Sat 30.8.2014, 15:00 / Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
    Sat 30.8.2014, 20:00 / Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz


Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
Linienstr. 227, 10178 Berlin

You can reach the lower foyer and the main stage of the Volksbühne without any barriers via the main entrance of the theatre. For structural reasons, the (upper) Sternfoyer and the performance venues Roter/Grüner Salon, the 3rd floor and Probebühne are not barrier-free. The Volksbühne has wheelchair seating in the main hall only.

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