Press – Plateau Effect

“Brutal, brilliant and thrilling by Cullberg Ballet.”

“…a puzzling and intelligent ballet with a brilliant final.”

“The long beginning is purely fabulous. Vertiginous, mysteriously beautiful, providing examples of Jefta van Dinther’s choreographic trademark: the ability to, from a nearly simple concreteness, create an as intelligent as sensual associatively flow of movement.”

“Cullberg Ballet makes Plateau Effect a flowing and genuine ensemble work.”

“When one dancer finally manages to break out from the collective and release herself from the thing’s metamorphosis, you know that the end is near. Still, the final is as surprising as adorably brilliant.”

“…a beautiful and intelligent stage experience.”

-Dagens Nyheter

“…visual and beautiful.”

-Sveriges Radio P1, Kulturnytt

“Everything melts together to a poetic universe of vibrating energies in an interaction between charge and discharge.”

-Svenska Dagbladet

“During the world premiere of Van Dinther’s newest creation, nine dancers construct three wondrous worlds.”

“Hallucinatory, never shown before, it seems to be a film that we are looking at.”

“… it is a soft, smooth, seductive world. When the dancers finally walk upright again, they are totally transformed, creatures from another planet. Infinite energy vibrates through their undulating bodies, the generated heat streaming towards the audience. An audience that now, alas, has to leave Van Dinther’s universe.”

“…delightfully beautiful.”


“Jefta van Dinther (SE/NL) creates an overwhelming world for the international Cullberg Ballet (Stockholm) where dance, materials, sound and light each play an equal role. The force and the effort of the dancers, in interplay with the materials, generates beautiful images on the stage. The plateau effect is felt, and certainly not uninteresting.”

“Van Dinther and Cullberg Ballet show that both the “experiment” as well as the installation go well together on the big stage.”

-Dans Magazine