Two naked men, a rug and a conversation about blood -– these are the components of this choreography. But it is not about a medical condition, as the title, which is based on an alternative method of blood testing, might suggest. Here, blood serves as a metaphor for being alive. Alternating between darkness and -sometimes threatening- diffuse light, the dancers take a microscopic look at human life, looking inwards and outwards, into and beyond themselves. The scary and the comforting go hand in hand. The performance begins to unfold its hypnotic, dissociated effects at the latest when a version of PJ Harvey’s «The slow Drug» kicks in.
Jefta van Dinther is considered a master of dark secrets. Central in his work is the question of what it means to be human, thereby dealing with notions of the visible, the invisible or the uncanny. His performances are characterised by a rigorous physical approach in which the moving body is the core of his practice while belonging to and interacting with a body of light, materials and music.
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Choreography and direction: Jeftavan Dinther. Created with and
performed by: Juan Pablo Camara and 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 and Roger Sala Reyner. Assistant
choreographer: Thiago Granato. Artistic advice: Gabriel Smeets and
Felix Bethge. Technical coordination: Bennert Vancottem. Sound
technician: Janis Klinkhammer. Art Direction: Martin Falck
Dark Field Analysis is a production by Jefta van Dinther
Manager: Emelie Bergbohm.
Production management: Annie Schachtel.
Touring management: Alexandra Campbell.
Distribution: Key Performance.
Administration: Interim kultur AB (svb).
Co-production: Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Tanzquartier Vienna, Sadler’s Wells London, PACT Zollverein Essen, Centro Cultural Vila Flor Guimaraes and Dansens Hus Oslo. Funded by: Swedish Arts Council, City of Stockholm and the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) Co production Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media on the basis of a decision by the German Bundestag.
Supported by: O Espaço do Tempo Montemor-o-Novo, BUDA Kortrijk and The Swedish National Touring Theatre.
Photos: Ben Mergelsberg