›GRIND‹ is a cooperation between choreographer Jefta van Dinther, lighting designer Minna Tiikkainen, and sound designer David Kiers.Inspired by the principle of synaesthesia - the synchronisation of several physically-separated areas of sensitivity into one sensory impression – they have put together the separate components of sound, bodies and light in a performance that challenges perception and attempts to override the singularity of the senses. Using a masterly composition of simple elements, the three artists create a deeply-effective machinery: pulsing light effects, relentless beats of dark electronic sounds and the body of the performer condense on stage into an all-encompassing sensation that leads to a complex total experience as opposed to differentiated perception.
Concept: Jefta van Dinther and Minna Tiikkainen
Choreography and dance: Jefta van Dinther
Lighting design: Minna Tiikkainen
Sound design: David Kiers
Music: David Kiers and Emptyset
Production: Jefta van Dinther – Sure Basic and Minna Tiikkainen
Executive Producer: Hybris Konstproduktion (Sweden) Frascati Productions (The Netherlands)
Co-producers: Frascati Productions (Amsterdam), Weld (Stockholm), Tanzquartier (Vienna), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Grand Theatre (Groningen) and Jardin d'Europe through Cullberg Ballet (Stockholm)
Sponsored by: The Swedish Arts Council, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Nordic Culture Point
Supported by: Fabrik Potsdam
›GRIND‹ was created in part during a residency at PACT Zollverein.