In residency in March from 17 to 28, 2014
With As It Empties Out van Dinther continues his investigation into the persevering, hammering away in physicality.
Dismantling any skepticism of movement itself, and with six dancers on stage, as It Empties Out renders the body as the main site of performance.
In an interplay of shrill contrasts, of visibility and lack thereof, the performance unwinds as a delirious sequence. A white nightmare and a black fantasy in distorted juxtaposition.
In As It Empties Out van Dinther continues to work with long-term collaborators lighting designer Minna Tiikkainen and sound designer David Kiers.
— Jefta van Dinther
Jefta van Dinther is a choreographer and dancer working between Stockholm and Berlin.
He grew up in Sweden, after which he moved to the Netherlands and graduated from the Amsterdam School of the Arts (MTD) in 2003.
Jefta makes performances, both alone and in collaboration with other artists. He is currently touring the new performance THIS IS CONCRETE, made in collaboration with Thiago Granato. His other works include The Blanket Dance (2011), made in collaboration with Frederic Gies and DD Dorvillier, Kneeding (2010), The Way Things Go (2009) and IT’S IN THE AIR (2008) in collaboration with Mette Ingvartsen.
The Way Things Go is also included in the repertory of the Cullberg Ballet.
Jefta has performed with various choreographers including Mette Ingvartsen, Xavier Le Roy, Ivana Muller, Frederic Gies, Kristine Slettevold, Keren Levi and Leine&Roebana.
Jefta teaches choreography, sharing his methods of work and practice. He was recently appointed artistic director of the MA program in Choreography together with Frederic Gies at the University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm. Jefta is currently working on a creation, a large-scale production with the Cullberg Ballet entitled Plateau Effect that will premiere in July 2013.