7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
1st October, 2015
Swedish choreographer and dancer Jefta van Dinther has been attracting growing attention internationally with his striking world of sensorial illusions and bodies compelled to move. His recent work, the provocative Plateau Effect for Cullberg Ballet, was presented as part of the Northern Light season in 2014. He returns with another ambitious project, co-commissioned by Sadler’s Wells and presented in partnership with Platform Theatre at Central Saint Martins.
As It Empties Out plays with scale, dimension and time in order to dislodge the senses and create an uncanny, beguiling world. The dancers exude energy and emotion, repeatedly vanishing and dissolving into a space that lacks boundaries, coaxing the audience to go deeper and forget where they are.
Van Dinther creates sophisticated environments of light, sound and voice, using heavy electronic soundscapes that offer the audience powerful physical experiences. For this piece, he returns to long term collaborators: lighting designer Minna Tiikkainen, sound designer David Kiers and the set design duo SIMKA.