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Picture: Urban Jörén
Protagonist by Jefta van Dinther / Cullbergbaletten
Picture: Urban Jörén
Picture: Urban Jörén
Protagonist by Jefta van Dinther / Cullbergbaletten
Picture: Urban Jörén
Picture: Urban Jörén
Protagonist by Jefta van Dinther / Cullbergbaletten
Picture: Urban Jörén
Picture: Urban Jörén
Protagonist by Jefta van Dinther / Cullbergbaletten
Picture: Urban Jörén
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Protagonist by Jefta van Dinther / Cullbergbaletten
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Jefta van Dinther / Cullbergbaletten

Protagonist

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. The 15 dancers of Cullbergbaletten from Stockholm have taken Jefta van Dinther’s vocabulary 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.

Due to illness the dancer Darío Barreto Damas will not perform this weekend.
Past dates
January 2018
English (language no problem)
60 min.
Choreography & direction
Jefta van Dinther
With
Adam Schütt, Anand Bolder, Camille Prieux, Daniel Sjökvist, Darío Barreto Damas (guest), Eleanor Campbell, Georges Hann, Suelem de Oliveira da Silva, Giacomo Citton, Katie Jacobson, Linda Adami (guest), Núria Guiu Sagarra, Sylvie Gehin Karlsson, Unn Faleide, Vincent Van der Plas
Music & sound design
David Kiers
Vocals
ELIAS
Light design
Minna Tiikkainen
Set design
SIMKA
Costume assistance
Marita Tjärnström
Text
Jefta van Dinther
Assistance choreography
Thiago Granato
Rehearsal manager
Thomas Zamolo
Artistic advice
Cecilia Roos, Felix Bethge, Robert Steijn
Voice coach
Pia Olby
Production: Cullbergbaletten.