Jefta van Dinther: Dark Field Analysis

03.11.2017 - 05.11.2017

Fri 3.11. at 6pm
Sat 4.11. at 3pm
Sun 5.11. at 3pm

Dark Field Analysis calls upon the intensity of being alive by placing us humans in relation to other forms of life. In the performance, organic blends with synthetic, human with animal and material with ethereal.

A long conversation unfolds between two naked men on a carpet; the topic of blood running as a red thread throughout the performance. Dark Field Analysis draws its name from a branch of alternative medicine that uses dark field microscopy to diagnose systemic bodily conditions originating in the blood. But the conversation between the two men encompasses more than medical facts. Here, blood serves as an analogy for looking inwards and outwards: Into and beyond our selves.

Jefta van Dinther is a choreographer and dancer working between Stockholm and Berlin. His work is characterized by a rigorous physical approach and always implies a staged research of movement itself. Kiasma Theatre presents Jefta van Dinther’s latest work Dark Field Analysis in collaboration with Moving in November Festival. In this work, van Dinther continues his long-term artistic collaboration with sound designer David Kiers and lighting designer Minna Tiikkainen. Their other collaborations As It Empties Out (2014) and GRIND (2011) have been presented at previous editions of Moving in November festival.

Choreography and direction: Jefta van Dinther
Created and performed by: Juan Pablo Cámara and Roger Reyner Sala
Lighting design: Minna Tiikkainen
Sound design: David Kiers
Scenography: Cristina Nyffeler
Text: Jefta van Dinther, Juan Pablo Camara, Roger Reyner Sala
Assistant choreographer: Thiago Granato
Artistic advice: Gabriel Smeets, Felix Bethge
Technical coordination: Bennert Vancottem
Photographer: Max Stürmer
Art Direction: Martin Falck

Dark Field Analysis is a production by Jefta van Dinther | Manager: Emelie Bergbohm | Production management: Annie Kay Dahlström and Ellika Lindström | Distribution: Koen Vanhove – Key Performance | Administration: Interim kultur AB (svb) | Co-production: Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Tanzquartier Vienna, Sadler’s Wells London, PACT Zollverein Essen, Centro Cultural Vila Flor Guimaraes and Dansens Hus Oslo| Funded by: the Swedish Arts Council, City of Stockholm and Nationales Performance Netz | Supported by: O Espaço do Tempo Montemor-o-Novo, BUDA Kortrijk and The Swedish National Touring Theatre

Moving in November is the oldest and most significant contemporary festival in the Helsinki area. Kiasma Theatre has been a partner and venue of the festival since the opening of the museum in 1998.