Jefta van Dinther / Cullbergbaletten



English /  Language no problem /  60 min.

The stage seems to expand through the light design and then to constrict again, sometimes swallowing up the bodies, which hardly ever stand still, only allowing the white appendages to light up. The 15 dancers of Cullbergbaletten from Stockholm have taken Jefta van Dinther’s vocabulary of movement and made it quite their own, speaking with hands, arms and legs, more under the sway of the ground in their verticality than of any aspiration for height.

“Protagonist” is a contemplation on mankind, on community and individuality, on heroes and emperors. Songs of revolution and dances of evolution tell a tale of how people congregate, take on and are given roles. Struggling to belong, in search for a common meaning or belief, a community takes shape on stage. The choreography is a parable about care, kinship and alliance as well as isolation, control and estrangement.

Lastly choreographer and dancer Jefta van Dinther has been at HAU with the world premiere of “Dark Field Analysis” as part of Tanz im August.

Due to illness the dancer Darío Barreto Damas will not perform this weekend.


Choreography & Direction: Jefta van Dinther / With: Adam Schütt, Anand Bolder, Camille Prieux, Daniel Sjökvist, Darío Barreto Damas (guest), Eleanor Campbell, Georges Hann, Suelem de Oliveira da Silva, Giacomo Citton, Katie Jacobson, Linda Adami (guest), Núria Guiu Sagarra, Sylvie Gehin Karlsson, Unn Falei / Music & Sound Design: David Kiers / Vocals: ELIAS / Light Design: Minna Tiikkainen / Set Design: SIMKA / Costume Assistance: Marita Tjärnström / Text: Jefta van Dinther / Assistance Choreography: Rehearsal Manager: Thomas Zamolo / Artistic Advice: Cecilia Roos, Felix Bethge, Robert Steijn / Voice coach: Pia Olby


  • Past
    Thu 11.1.2018, 20:00 / HAU1
    Fri 12.1.2018, 20:00 / HAU1
    Sat 13.1.2018, 20:00 / HAU1


Production: Cullbergbaletten.


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