12.12.2019 to 14.12.2019 - Halle E+G
Host: Tanzquartier Wien
Jefta van Dinther / The Quiet
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„One is as if transported through the dust of time, in a tranquil dream and of a great richness, on the verge of reaching a truth which always escapes, finally opening up to an infinitely poetic prophecy.“ — Thomas Adam-Garnung, Ballroom Revue
The Quiet brings together five women in an unsettling choreography of the ordinary. They are quiet in action, set in motion by expressions of oral traditions. Reciting, chanting and praying, they forcefully move into and out of defined and defining patterns, propelling the quotidian into transcendence. By calling attention to that which is transmitted across generations, The Quiet engages with time in some of its overlooked forms: the taking of time, the passing of time, the falling out of time.
Together with the dancers Lisa Drake, Kristine Slettevold, Alexandra Campbell, Agnieszka Długoszewska, and Cecilia Roos as well as his longstanding collaborators Minna Tiikkainen, David Kiers, and Cristina Nyffeler, Jefta van Dinther continues the intertwining of space, sound, light and body that characterizes his choreographies.
Interviews with Jefta van Dinther and the artists involved in The Quiet
Jefta van Dinther
Created and performed by
Linda Adami, Alexandra Campbell, Lisa Drake, Cecilia Roos, Agnieszka Długoszewska, Kristine Slettevold
Set design, costume
David Kier, Slowdive (for the track Falling Ashes)
Jefta van Dinther, Alexandra Campbell, Lisa Drake, Cecilia Roos, Mandoline Whittlesey
Emelie Bergbohm / Bohm Bohm Room
Interim kultur AB (svb) and HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin)
Ana Grip, Pia Krämer
A coproduction by Jefta van Dinther and Tanzquartier Wien, HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Norrlandsoperan (Umeå), Riksteatern Sweden, Dansehallerne (Copenhagen), Centre choréographique national de Montpellier/Occitanie – direction Christian Rizzo, Sadler’s Wells (London), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Centre chorégraphique national d’Orléans, Theater Freiburg, Festival Montpellier Danse 2019 and Julidans Amsterdam. Funded by Swedish Arts Council, City of Stockholm and HKF Hauptstadtkulturfonds (Berlin). Supported by O Espaço do Tempo Montemor-o-Novo, BUDA Arts Centre Kortrijk, Swedish Embassy in Portugal, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.