The Quiet by Jefta van Dinther
The Quiet brings together five women in an unsettling choreography of the ordinary. They are quiet in action, set in motion by expressions of oral traditions. Reciting, chanting and praying, they forcefully move into and out of defined and defining patterns, propelling the quotidian into transcendence. By calling attention to that which is transmitted across generations, The Quiet engages with time in some of its overlooked forms: the taking of time, the passing of time, the falling out of time.
Together with the dancers Lisa Drake, Kristine Slettevold, Alexandra Campbell, Agnieszka Dlugoszewska and Cecilia Roos, as well as his longstanding collaborators Minna Tiikkainen, David Kiers, and Cristina Nyffeler, Jefta van Dinther continues the intertwining of space, sound, light and body that characterizes his choreographies. His works deal with notions of illusion, the visible and the invisible, synaesthesia, darkness, labor, the uncanny, affect, voice and image.