Jefta van Dinther

The Quiet


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Jefta van Dinther’s work has been a constant presence at HAU Hebbel am Ufer and Tanz im August. “The Quiet” brings together five women in an unsettling choreography of the ordinary, calling attention to that which is transmitted across generations. 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. Van Dinther’s new HAU co-production engages with time in some of its overlooked forms: the taking of time, the passing of time, the falling out of time. Together with his long-standing collaborators Minna Tiikkainen and David Kiers as well as Cristina Nyffeler, Jefta van Dinther continues the intertwining of space, sound, light, and body that characterizes his choreographies. His works deal with notions of illusion, the visible and the invisible, synesthesia, darkness, labour, the uncanny, affect, voice, and image.


Choreography: Jefta van Dinther / Creation & performance: Linda Adami, Alexandra Campbell, Lisa Drake, Cecilia Roos, Agnieszka Dlugoszewska, Kristine Slettevold / Lighting design: Minna Tiikkainen / Set design & costume: Cristina Nyffeler / Sound: David Kier, Slowdive (für das Stück „Falling Ashes“) / Voice: Lisa Drake / Text: Jefta van Dinther, Alexandra Campbell, Lisa Drake, Cecilia Roos, Mandoline Whittlesey / Assistance choreography: Thiago Granato / Artistic advice: Gabriel Smeets / Technical direction: Bennert Vancotttem / Tontechnik: Stephan Woehrmann / Sound technician: Ana Grip, Pia Krämer / Management: Emelie Bergbohm / Bohm Bohm Room / Production management: Annie Schachtel


  • Past
    Thu 7.3.2019, 20:00 / HAU2
    Fri 8.3.2019, 20:00 / HAU2
    Sat 9.3.2019, 20:00 / HAU2
    Sun 10.3.2019, 17:00 / HAU2


Production: Jefta van Dinther. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, 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, Julidans Amsterdam. Funded by: Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Swedish Arts Council, City of Stockholm. Supported by: O Espaço do Tempo Montemor-o-Novo, BUDA Arts Centre Kortrijk, Swedish Embassy in Portugal, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee. Administration: Interim kultur AB (svb), HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Distribution: Key Performance.

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