”All the women in the me are tired.” The words pops up in your head during ”The quiet”, Jefta van dinther's new works after the world premiere at Hau in Berlin in march now have the Premiere at the orion theatre in Stockholm. It is perhaps not so strange, they come from the poet Nayyirah Waheed, and have almost loved apart Instagramcitat. Here the scene is portrayed just the feeling that one's experiences are part of a long series of similar experiences that are stored through the generations. That all women have all women.
The five women who gropes and put to the front of the stage – at least in the beginning, with an air of collective fatigue – are all experienced dancers who have left their footprints in both the dance world and on different ways of van Dinther personally. That is why he has chosen to do ”The quiet” along with them. Linda Adami, Alexandra Campbell, Lisa Drake, Cecilia Roos, Agnieszka Dlugoszewska and Kristine Slettevold in the same bright tröjklänningar, light dunvästar and tjocksulade sneakers blend together in an illusion of similarity. But from within the group is sending out subtle individual signals.
working so suddenly frantically with something that seems to have with the floor mat to do. Pull up a tent and put it together. What is it about? Anyone looking for a clear choreography and a clear narrative will be frustrated, publikutmaningen here is to just be in the flow of movement, voices and images.
Good help in this beingness we have of Minna Tiikkainens dark light, David Kiers smygigt associationstriggande audio and Cristina Nyffelers stylized room that is both closed and open – team van Dinther also made the ”Dark field analysis” by 2017. They slowly build up the work into a meditation, perhaps over the memory, the aging process, the experience and inåtblickandet. The sheet transformed with the light and shadow play to a membrane between reality and fantasy. A strong sense of nature's presence conjured up without it at all is visually represented.
to be an outsider witnessing an inexplicable ritual. I start to crave more contact, to get closer to the women on the stage. ”The quiet” is mysterious, evocative and beautiful, but a bit of well-contained in itself.