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Jefta van Dinther / Cullbergbaletten. Protagonist

11 Jan 2018 – 13 Jan 2018

HAU 1 Hebbel am Ufer

Berlin
Berlin, Germany

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​The stage seems to expand through the light design and then to constrict again, sometimes swallowing up the bodies, which hardly ever stand still, only allowing the white appendages to light up.

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The 14 dancers of Cullbergbaletten from Stockholm have taken Jefta van Dinther’svocabulary of movement and made it quite their own, speaking with hands, arms and legs, more under the sway of the ground in their verticality than of any aspiration for height. “Protagonist” is a contemplation on mankind, on community and individuality, on heroes and emperors. Songs of revolution and dances of evolution tell a tale of how people congregate, take on and are given roles. Struggling to belong, in search for a common meaning or belief, a community takes shape on stage. The choreography is a parable about care, kinship and alliance as well as isolation, control and estrangement. Lastly choreographer and dancer Jefta van Dinther has been at HAU with the world premiere of “Dark Field Analysis” as part of Tanz im August.

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