Bio & Texts – As It Empties Out

Jefta van Dinther (SE/DE) is a choreographer and dancer working between Stockholm and Berlin. He grew up in Sweden, after which he moved to the Netherlands and graduated from the Amsterdam School of the Arts (MTD) in 2003. Jefta makes performances, both alone and in collaboration with other artists. He is currently touring the performances Plateau Effect (2013), made for the Cullberg, THIS IS CONCRETE, made in collaboration with Thiago Granato, GRIND (2011) made in collaboration with lighting designer Minna Tiikkainen and sound designer David Kiers and Kneeding (2010). His other works include The Blanket Dance (2011), made in collaboration with Frederic Gies and DD Dorvillier, The Way Things Go (2009) and IT’S IN THE AIR (2008) in collaboration with Mette Ingvartsen. The Way Things Go is also included in the repertory of the Cullberg. 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 in choreography, sharing his methods of work and practices. He is Senior Lecturer and appointed Artistic Director of the MA program in Choreography together with Frederic Gies at the University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm. He is currently in creation for a new production entitled As It Empties Out that will premiere in the October 2014.