In Unearth, Jefta van Dinther brings together ten dancers in a stripped-down choreography of body and voice. In his characteristic cross-disciplinary style, which catalogues his extensive repertoire on human behaviour and its linked ecologies, Van Dinther breaks down our impetus to feel anew time and again.

Centred around our human drive to revive and yearning to relive, Unearth lays bare the body’s boundless mental and physical resourcefulness.

In this durational work, the audience is summoned into the intensity of repetition and to linger in the sweetness of introspection. Unearth digs into the body as material, whilst exposing both social and spiritual constructs of kinship, purpose and mortality.

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Choreography: Jefta van Dinther
Created and performed by: Juan Pablo Camara, emeka ene, Leah Katz, Gyung Moo Kim, Leah Marojeviç, Dana Pajarillaga, Manon Parent, Roger Sala Reyner, Thomas Zamolo and Jefta van Dinther
Costume: Cristina Nyffeler
Voice coach: Doreen Kutzke
Assistant choreographer: Thomas Zamolo
Artistic advice: Gabriel Smeets and Maja Zimmermann

Unearth is a production by Jefta van Dinther
Production management: Uta Engel and Romy Hansford-Gerber
Distribution: Key Performance
Administration: Jefta van Dinther (DE) and Interim kultur AB (SE)
Co-production: Norrlandsoperan Umeå
The research phase of Unearth is funded by Swedish Arts Council
Funded by: Senate Department for Culture and Europe Berlin
Jefta van Dinther is funded by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with the support of the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.