Ben Mergelsberg
Jefta van Dinther

Dark Field Analysis

Dark Field Analysis focuses on the intensity of life. In this mysterious performance, the organic is interwoven with the synthetic, the human with the animal, and the material with the ethereal. There is a meandering conversation between two naked men on a carpet, with the subject of blood as a thread. A pulsating soundscape creates an uncomfortable suspense. The title Dark Field Analysis derives from a branch of alternative medicine in which ‘dark field microscopy’ is used to observe medical conditions in the blood. This technique reveals details that remain invisible under ordinary light conditions. For Jefta van Dinther blood serves as an analogy for looking inside and out, and in and beyond ourselves. A performance that gets under the skin.


choreograpy & artistic direction Jefta van Dinther | by & with Juan Pablo Cámara & Roger Sala Reyner | light design Minna Tiikkainen | scenography Cristina Nyffeler | sound design David Kiers | songs based on PJ Harvey, the slow drug & horses in my dreams | text Jefta van Dinther, Juan Pablo Cámara & Roger Sala Reyner | assistant choreography Thiago Granato | artistic advice Gabriel Smeets & Felix Bethge | technical coordination Bennert Vancottem | art direction Martin Falck | production Jefta van Dinther | manager Emelie Bergbohm | production management Annie Kay Schachtel & Ellika Lindström | 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 | with support by o espaço do tempo montemor-o-novo, buda kortrijk and the swedish national touring theatre
Wed 15 May 2019 20:30
Thu 16 May 2019 20:30


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