What gives life its intensity? And what ultimately distinguishes humans from other forms of life? ›Dark Field Analysis‹, which draws its title from a branch of alternative medicine that uses dark field microscopy to analyse blood, unfolds like an existentialist fever dream. Immersed in diffuse light, two men engage in an increasingly gripping and uncompromising exchange about the essence of humanity. Set against a soundtrack inspired by PJ Harvey songs and grasping the theme of blood as an analogy for looking both inwards and outwards, both into and beyond the self, the performance resolutely places human life, stripped bare of all its self-protective and deceptive facades, under the microscope.
Choreography, direction: Jefta van Dinther Created with and performed by: Juan Pablo Cámara, Roger Sala Reyner Lighting design: Minna Tiikkainen Scenography: Cristina Nyffeler Sound design: David Kiers Songs: Based on the tracks ›The Slow Drug‹ and ›Horses in my Dreams‹ by PJ Harvey Text: Jefta van Dinther, Juan Pablo Camara, Roger Sala Reyner Assistant choreographer: Thiago Granato Artistic advice: Gabriel Smeets and Felix Bethge Technical coordination: Bennert Vancottem Art direction: Martin Falck Management: Emelie Bergbohm Production management: Annie Kay Schachtel, Ellika Lindström Distribution: Key Performance Administration: Interim kultur AB (svb) Production: Jefta van Dinther Co-production: Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Tanzquartier Wien (Vienna), Sadler’s Wells (London), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Centro Cultural Vila Flor (Guimaraes), Dansens Hus (Oslo) Funding: Swedish Arts Council, City of Stockholm, NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) Co-production Fund for Dance supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media Support: O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo), BUDA (Kortrijk), Riksteatern