Jefta van Dinther / Cullbergbaletten
Protagonist

  • Fri 03.02.17 20 h
  • Sat 04.02.17 20 h

›Protagonist‹ is a simmering parable about human existence: about connections and alliances, evolution and revolution, about isolation, control and alienation. In the combination of Jefta van Dinther’s physically-extreme movement vocabulary along with David Kiers’ alluring sound arrangements, vocals from the singer ELIAS, and Minna Tiikkainen’s lighting design, dancers from the world-renowned Cullberg Ballet are thrown into a high-energy arena, an ecstatic, utopian place in which they struggle equally for community and individuality. Each of them becomes a temporary protagonist of changeful gloomy structures, undergoes and experiences elementary facets of humanisation and closeness, pain and loss, a literally naked presence and elaborated interaction.

Introductory talk with Jefta van Dinther on Friday, Feb. 3. at 7.30 pm

»[Jefta Van Dinther] is one of the most striking and promising contemporary choreographers in Europe.«
Sander Hiskemuller, tanz – the magazine for ballet, dance and performance

Choreography, direction: Jefta van Dinther
Created with and performed by: Erica Agnieszka Sjökvist Dlugoszewska, Camille Prieux, Daniel Sjökvist, Darío Barreto Damas (guest), Eszter Czédulás, Eva Mohn, Jac Carlsson, Katie Jacobson, Linda Adami (guest), Samuel Draper, Sylvie Gehin, Karlsson Thomas Zamolo (guest), Tiran Willemse (guest), Unn Falleide
Music and sound design: David Kiers
Vocals: ELIAS
Lighting design: Minna Tiikkainen
Set design: SIMKA
Costume Assistant: Marita Tjärnström
Text: Jefta van Dinther
Choreography Assistant: Thiago Granato
Rehearsal manager: Thomas Zamolo
Artistic consultation: Cecilia Roos, Felix Bethge und Robert Steijn

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