Press cuttings Plateau Effect
“During the world premiere of Van Dinther’s newest creation, nine dancers construct three wondrous worlds.”
“Hallucinatory, never shown before, it seems to be a film that we are looking at.”
“… it is a soft, smooth, seductive world. When the dancers finally walk upright again, they are totally transformed, creatures from another planet. Infinite energy vibrates through their undulating bodies, the generated heat streaming towards the audience. An audience that now, alas, has to leave Van Dinther’s universe.”
“Jefta van Dinther (SE/NL) creates an overwhelming world for the international Cullberg Ballet (Stockholm) where dance, materials, sound and light each play an equal role. The force and the effort of the dancers, in interplay with the materials, generates beautiful images on the stage. The plateau effect is felt, and certainly not uninteresting.”
“Van Dinther and Cullberg Ballet show that both the “experiment” as well as the installation go well together on the big stage.”
In autumn 2011 Cullberg Ballet performed Jefta van Dinther’s The Way Things Go at Kulturhuset in Stockholm. The choreographed chain of causes and effects, which had its world première in 2009, was a great success in Sweden, and van Dinther was acclaimed for his inventive choreography. Now, van Dinther creates a new piece specifically for Cullberg Ballet, this time for large venues, featuring nine of the Cullberg Ballet dancers. Plateau Effect will have its world premiere in the summer of 2013.