Cullberg Ballet / Jefta van Dinther [SE]

Plateau Effect

Plateau Effect
Plateau Effect

06.03 – 07.03.2015

Almost psychedelic

In Plateau Effect by the Swedish-Dutch choreographer Jefta van Dinther, the bodies of the dancers, materials, light and sound all play an equally important role. The nine dancers, as one strong community, enter into a confrontation with ropes, cables and high platforms, in which they first take the lead, only to be directed by the materials.

For this magical, sensual, almost psychedelic performance, Van Dinther is again working with the sound designer David Kiers and lighting designer Minna Tiikkainen.

Since the Cullberg Ballet from Stockholm successfully performed an earlier work by Jefta van Dinther (The Way Things Go, 2011), the choreographer has featured high on the company’s wish list. Plateau Effect is his first major group work. Previous choreographic works by Van Dinther include The Blanket Dance (2011), which he made together with Frederic Gies and DD Dorvillier, who is also well known to audiences here, and IT'S IN THE AIR (2008), in which he cooperated with Kaai resident artist Mette Ingvartsen.

‘Hallucinatory, never shown before, it seems to be a film that we are looking at ...delightfully beautiful.’ – Theaterkrant


Choreography Jefta van Dinther | dancers Agnieszka Dlugoszewska, Alberto Franceschini, Anand Bolder, Anna Pehrsson, Daniel Sjökvist, Eszter Czédulás, Gesine Moog, Samuel Draper, Unn Faleide |  Sound design David Kiers, including especially composed music with vocals by Sigridur Kristjansdottir based on Friday Night by Chinawoman, new text by Jefta van Dinther  | Set design SIMKA | Lighting design Minna Tiikkainen | Rehearsal director and Assistant to the choreographer Thomas Zamolo | Artistic advisors Frédéric Gies, Kristine Slettevold and Robert Steijn