Jefta van Dinther — As It Empties Out

1 & 2 Oct 2015

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Platform Theatre

Central Saint Martins, Handyside St, N1C 4AA


Swedish choreographer and dancer Jefta van Dinther has been attracting growing attention internationally with his striking world of sensorial illusions and bodies compelled to move. His recent work, the provocative Plateau Effect for Cullberg Ballet, was presented as part of the Northern Light season in 2014. He returns with another ambitious project, co-commissioned by Sadler's Wells and presented in partnership with Platform Theatre at Central Saint Martins.

As It Empties Out plays with scale, dimension and time in order to dislodge the senses and create an uncanny, beguiling world. The dancers exude energy and emotion, repeatedly vanishing and dissolving into a space that lacks boundaries, coaxing the audience to go deeper and forget where they are.

Van Dinther creates sophisticated environments of light, sound and voice, using heavy electronic soundscapes that offer the audience powerful physical experiences. For this piece, he returns to long term collaborators: lighting designer Minna Tiikkainen, sound designer David Kiers and the set design duo SIMKA.

"Uncompromising and ruthlessly good"

As It Empties Out is a production by Jefta van Dinther | Administrative structure: Interim kultur AB (svb) – Sweden | Co-production: Tanzquartier Wien, Sadler’s Wells London, Centre National de la Danse Paris, Dansens Hus Oslo, Centre Chorégraphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape / Direction Yuval Pick, PACT Zollverein, BUDA Kortrijk, HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Mercat de les Flors Barcelona, Dansens Hus Stockholm and Modul-Dance | Funded by: the Swedish Arts Council, City of Stockholm and Kulturbryggan | Supported by: fabrik Potsdam

The Monument Trust supports co-productions and new commissions at Sadler's Wells


Platform Theatre

Central Saint Martins, Handyside St, N1C 4AA

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