60 minutes, no intermission
+++ Performance postponed to 2022 +++
As human beings, we are perpetually haunted by our own implication in the nature-culture bind. Our unease is addressed downwards and upwards at the same time: to the unearthing of the ground as well as to the shrinking of the limitless sky. In Mountains, Van Dinther tackles the question of how to be and stay in love with our ever-changing world. Through an expulsion of words, both familiar and foreign, the performer on stage acts as a conduit, reveling, lamenting and ranting on behalf of others. Her being unravels in the nexus of the physical, biological and anthropological – between gravitational forces, instinct and desire.
After creating two large group pieces for Cullberg in recent years, Jefta van Dinther is now creating his first solo work for the Swedish dance company in collaboration with ensemble member Suelem de Oliveira da Silva, who already performed at TQW in Ian Kalers ON THE CUSP.
is a choreographer and dancer working and living in Berlin. His work is characterized by a rigorous physical approach and always implies a staged research of movement itself. The moving body is centerfold in his work but belongs to and interacts with a body of light, sound and materials that constitute an environment of perception and sensation. The dancers work and dance their way through various environments: their processes exhibited live on stage become performances. Van Dinther’s works deal with notions of illusion, the visible and the invisible, synaesthesia, darkness, labour, the uncanny, affect, voice and image. They often play with formats of presentation and range from traditional dispositifs to installation-like settings as well as from smaller intimate performances to large-scale productions. In addition, Jefta van Dinther has created the choreography for and dances in the music video Monument (2015) by Röyksopp & Robyn. He is associated artist at Cullberg, together with Alma Söderberg and Deborah Hay, 2019–2021.
was founded by Birgit Cullberg in 1967 and is the leading repertoire contemporary dance company in Sweden, continuously co-creating to make cutting edge dance relevant for the many. Together with interesting choreographers and their teams from all over the world, Cullberg is exploring ideas on how dance can be defined, produced and presented. Those explorations are the pillars of a company that is constantly in motion at the heart of the international arena. The core of the company consists of 17 extraordinary individual dancers. The dancers are co-creators in the artistic process with the intention and interest to develop the works continuously.