Jefta Van Dinther


Jefta van Dinther (NL/SE) 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. 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. Jefta’s works deal with notions of illusion, the visible and the invisible, synesthesia, 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 2014 he premiered the performance As It Empties Out. Currently on tour are also Plateau Effect (2013 – a commission for Cullberg Ballet), THIS IS CONCRETE (2012) as well as the previous GRIND (2011). His other works include The Blanket Dance (2011), Kneeding (2010), The Way Things Go (2009) and IT’S IN THE AIR (2008). The next creation with the working title EXTENSIONS will premiere in January 2016.