Jefta van Dinther: Dark Field Analysis
The performance is presented in the frame of CoFestival – International festival of Contemporary Dance.
Dark Field Analysis calls upon the intensity of being alive by placing us humans in relation to other forms of life. In the performance, organic blends with synthetic, human with animal and material with ethereal. A long conversation unfolds between two naked men on a carpet; the topic of blood running as a red thread throughout the performance.
Dark Field Analysis draws its name from a branch of alternative medicine that uses dark field microscopy to diagnose systemic bodily conditions originating in the blood. But the conversation between the two men encompasses more than medical facts. Here, blood serves as an analogy for looking inwards and outwards: Into and beyond ourselves.
Choreography and direction: Jefta van Dinther
Created and performed by: Juan Pablo Cámara and Roger Sala Reyner
Lighting design: Minna Tiikkainen
Scenography: Cristina Nyffeler
Sound design: David Kiers
Songs: Based on the tracks ”The Slow Drug” and ”Horses in my Dreams” by PJ Harvey
Text: Jefta van Dinther, Juan Pablo Camara and Roger Sala Reyner
Assistant choreographer: Thiago Granato
Artistic advice: Gabriel Smeets and Felix Bethge
Technical coordination: Bennert Vancottem
Art Direction: Martin Falck
Photo: Ben Mergelsberg