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Jefta van Dinther: Dark Field Analysis (2017), dance performance


Choreography and direction: Jefta van Dinther
Co-creation and performance: Juan Pablo Cámara and Roger Sala Reyner

Lighting design: Minna Tiikkainen
Set design: Cristina Nyffeler

Sound design: David Kiers

Songs: based on recordings ”The Slow Drug” and ”Horses in My Dreams” PJ Harvey
Lyrics: Jefta van Dinther, Juan Pablo Cámara and Roger Sala Reyner
Assistant choreographer: Thiago Granato
Artistic consultation: Gabriel Smeets and Felix Bethge
Technical coordination: Bennert Vancottem
Sound technician: Toni Bräutigam
Artistic direction: Martin Falck
Sark Field Analysis was produced by Jefta van Dinther


The resident choreographer of Cullberg Ballet (2019 – 2022), German-Swedish choreographer and performer Jefta van Dinther has become a favourite of European dance stages. In the European contemporary dance context, he established himself with the work Grind which he created together with Minna Tiikkainen and David Kiers in 2011 and also presented at the 2017 edition of CoFestival. With the aforementioned work he received the Säde Award in Finland for the performance with the best lighting design as well as three other prizes at festival Favoriten in Dortmund. His choreographic works show his interest in technological extensions and amplifiers of dancing bodies with which he builds perceptive illusions and triggers discomfort. The centre of his creativity is inscribed in the question of humanity which he addresses in relation to the social and posthuman forms of life.  

Dark Field Analysis has a distinct choreographer’s signature. The work addresses the question of humanoids from the sci-fi perspective. We could easily claim that Jefta van Dinther put his own version of Blade Runner on the stage. He borrowed the title from the field of alternative medicine, where they use dark field microscopy to diagnose bodily pathologies in the blood. In that way, he shows us how medicine penetrates ever deeper in the body while in the domain of robotics and artificial intelligence science is trying to recreate the human body to be able to put its artificial replacements in it. With this, van Dinther manages to bring in a reconsideration on the dialectics between the object and the subject, artificial and natural body and its (ir)replaceability.

Organisation: Kino Šiška and NDA Slovenija, in collaboration with Bunker

Entry: 7/9 EUR

Duration: 70 min

Please note: This performance features nudity.