August Dance Festival 2014: Jefta van Dinther, Minna Tiikkainen, David Kiers / GRIND


August Dance Festival 2014: Jefta van Dinther, Minna Tiikkainen, David Kiers / GRIND


Imagine a place that defies your senses. Imagine rhythms that affect your vision. Imagine a room where the dimensions of the space appear resilient. Imagine the pressure of sound transforming a body into vibrations. Imagine light that makes you perceive darkness. “GRIND” offers this place – where the components of body, light and sound create binds that affect, confuse and move. “GRIND” is a collaboration between choreographer and dancer Jefta van Dinther, lighting designer Minna Tiikkainen and sound designer David Kiers. Inspired by synesthesia, the performance seeks to challenge our grip on reality by suspending our senses and short-circuiting perception. Minimizing in order to maximize, “GRIND” forges simple elements into a full-on affective machine. Through duration and repetition the components of body, light and sound turn around and around, mixing until they start to seem foreign. With pulsating, cutting, flickering lights and the unrelenting beats of dark, loopy techno, it is a choreography of matter that “GRIND” generates.

Jefta van Dinther (SE/NL) is a choreographer-dancer working between Stockholm and Berlin. He graduated from the Amsterdam School of the Arts (MTD) in 2003. Jefta is currently touring with his new performance This is Concrete, made in collaboration with Thiago Granato. His other works include The Blanket Dance (2011), made in collaboration with Frederic Gies and DD Dorvillier, Kneeding (2010), The Way Things Go (2009) and It’s in the Air (2008) in collaboration with Mette Ingvartsen. Jefta has been engaged as a performer with various choreographers including Mette Ingvartsen, Xavier Le Roy, Ivana Muller, Frederic Gies, Kristine Slettevold, Keren Levi and Leine&Roebana. Jefta teaches choreography, being applied as artistic director of the MA program in Choreography at the University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm.

Minna Tiikkainen (FIN/NL) graduated with an MA in Lighting Design and has been working within the field of performing arts, both in The Netherlands and abroad. She has also created the lighting design for several exhibitions and experimental music events. Her work is described as strong in its simple minimal approach and is especially appreciated for its significance for the totality of the performance.

David Kiers (NL) graduated from the Sonology degree program at the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag, the Netherlands. In the recent years his main focus as an image and sound artist has been on the collaboration with Gideon Kiers and Lucas van der Velden under the Telcosystems moniker. Their search for a personal language in the world of abstract computer generated image and sound has produced a string of performances, installations and short films, which have been shown and nominated for awards all over the world. Kiers has composed music for various theatre and video productions.

Concept: Jefta van Dinther and Minna Tiikkainen
Choreography and Dance: Jefta van Dinther
Lighting design: Minna Tiikkainen
Sound design: David Kiers
Music by: David Kiers and Emptyset
Duration: 50`

GRIND is a production by Jefta van Dinther – Sure Basic and Minna Tiikkainen | Production management: Emelie Bergbohm | Distribution: Koen Vanhove – Key Performance | Administrative structure: Interim Kultur – Sweden and Frascati Productions – The Netherlands | Co-production: Frascati Productions (Amsterdam), Weld (Stockholm), Tanzquartier (Vienna), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Grand Theatre (Groningen) and Jardin d’Europe through Cullberg Ballet (Stockholm)| Funded by: the Swedish Arts Council, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Nordic Culture Point | Supported by: Fabrik Potsdam

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August Dance Festival is organised by: Kanuti Gildi SAAL / MTÜ (NGO) TEINE TANTS

August DanceFestival 2014 tickets:
Single tickets 10/14 EUR on presale until August 13 and 12/18 EUR starting from August 14 available at Piletilevi & half an hour before at the door.
NB! Except ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER / ROSAS lavastus “Fase, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich” single tickets 15/25 EUR on presale until August 13 and 20/30 EUR starting from August 14 at Piletilevi & half an hour before at the door.
Festival 4-performance passes 30/42 EUR (entrance to chosen 4 events except ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER / ROSAS ) until August 13.
*Concession for students and senior citizens, providing the document that verifies the responding status at the door.
*Latecomers are not allowed to the performances.
*Performances are not meant for children.
*Ticketsales at the door only in cash!


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