Jefta van Dinther presents the UK premiere of As It Empties Out, on 1st and 2nd October 2015 at the Platform Theatre, Central St Martin’s, in King’s Cross.
Swedish choreographer and dancer Jefta van Dinther has been attracting growing attention internationally with his striking world of sensorial illusions and bodies compelled to move. His recent work, the provocative Plateau Effect for Cullberg Ballet, was presented at Sadler’s Wells as part of the Northern Light season in 2014. He returns with another ambitious project, co-commissioned by Sadler’s Wells and presented in partnership with Platform Theatre at Central Saint Martins.
As It Empties Out plays with scale, dimension and time in order to dislodge the senses and create an uncanny, beguiling world. The dancers exude energy and emotion, repeatedly vanishing and dissolving into a space that lacks boundaries, coaxing the audience to go deeper and forget where they are.
Van Dinther creates sophisticated environments of light, sound and voice, using heavy electronic soundscapes that offer the audience powerful physical experiences. For this piece, he returns to long term collaborators: lighting designer Minna Tiikkainen, sound designer David Kiers and the set design duo SIMKA.
Van Dinther is a choreographer and dancer working between Stockholm and Berlin. Recent works include THIS IS CONCRETE (2012), made in collaboration with Thiago Granato, as well as GRIND (2011), in collaboration with lighting designer Minna Tiikkainen and sound designer Davis Kiers. His other works include The Way Things Go (2009) and IT’S IN THE AIR (2008) in collaboration with Mette Ingvartsen. He was appointed Senior Lecturer and Artistic Director, together with Frederic Gies, at the MA program in Choreography at DOCH (University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm) between 2012-2014.
Jefta van Dinther
As It Empties Out
Thursday 1 & Friday 2 October 2015
Performances at 8.00pm
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Monday 20th July 2015