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November 29 and 30
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GRIND is the fruit of collaboration between the choreographer and dancer Jefta van Dinther, lighting designer Minna Tiikkainen and sound designer David Kiers. Inspired by synaesthesia, the show is intended to question our understanding of reality through the suspension of our senses, by short-circuiting perception. Minimizing in order to maximize, GRIND shapes simple elements to create a complete emotional machine. Through repetition and persistence, the components of the body, lighting and sound roll on unendingly to take on a strange new appearance. Through the flashing and flickering of the vibrant lighting, and the steady rhythm of the techno loops in the dark, GRIND generates a material choreography.

Jefta van Dinther (SE/NL). Choreographer and dancer working in Stockholm and Berlin. Van Dinther presents both solos and shows in conjunction with other artists. He has created several pieces, among which The Way Things Go is part of the repertoire of the Cullberg Ballet. Jefta van Dinther has also performed under the direction of various choreographers, including Mette Ingvartsen, Xavier Le Roy, Ivana Muller, Frederic Gies, Kristine Slettevold, Keren Levi and Leine&Roebana. He is artistic director of the master program in choreography at the University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm. One of the Jefta van Dinther’s latest shows is a new large-scale production with the Cullberg Ballet called Plateau Effect, which was first performed in July 2013. He is currently working on a new show, As It Empties Out, which has been staged in October 2014.

Minna Tiikkainen (FIN/NL) In 2002 she began working in the field of the performing arts, both in the Netherlands and elsewhere. Her work uses a simple and minimal approach to powerful effect, and the significance it attaches to the entire performance is particularly appreciated. She works with Jefta van Dinther, Nicole Beutler, Keren Levi, Mette Ingvartsen and Kate McIntosh.

David Kiers (NL) Over the last few years, his work as a sound and image artist has focused on a partnership with Gideon Kiers and Lucas van der Velden, using the stage name Telcosystems. His search for a personal style in the field of computer-generated abstract imagery and sounds has led to a series of performances, installations and short films that have been screened and nominated for awards around the world (Sónar/Barcelona, De Appel/Amsterdam, International Short Film Festival/Oberhausen, Boijmans van Beuningen/Rotterdam, New York Digital Salon, ArsElectronica/Linz, Cyberarts Festival/Boston, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Transmediale/Berlin, Wood Street Galleries/Pittsburgh, USA). In 2009 Telcosystems was awarded the Gus Van Sant prize in the best experimental film category for the short film Loud things.

Concept Jefta van Dinther, Minna Tiikkainen
Choreography and dance Jefta van Dinther
Music David Kiers and Emptyset
Jefta van Dinther (Sure Basic) and Minna Tiikkainen
Co-production Frascati Productions (Amsterdam), Weld (Stockholm), Tanzquartier (Vienna), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Grand Theatre
(Groningen) and Jardin d’Europe through the Cullberg Ballet (Stockholm)
Funded by the Swedish Arts Council, Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts and Nordic Culture Point
Supported by Fabrik Potsdam

Jefta van Dinther is a modul-dance selected artist