The Quiet

The Quiet brings together five women in an unsettling choreography of the ordinary. They are quiet in action, set in motion by expressions of oral traditions. Reciting, chanting and praying, they forcefully move into and out of defined and defining patterns, propelling the quotidian into transcendence. By calling attention to that which is transmitted across generations, The Quiet engages with time in some of its overlooked forms: the taking of time, the passing of time, the falling out of time.

Together with the dancers Lisa Drake, Kristine Slettevold, Alexandra Campbell, Agnieszka Dlugoszewska and Cecilia Roos as well as his longstanding collaborators Minna Tiikkainen, David Kiers, and Cristina Nyffeler, Jefta van Dinther continues the intertwining of space, sound, light and body that characterizes his choreographies. His works deal with notions of illusion, the visible and the invisible, synaesthesia, darkness, labor, the uncanny, affect, voice and image.

CREDITS – The Quiet

Choreography and direction: Jefta van Dinther
Created and performed by: Linda Adami, Alexandra Campbell, Lisa Drake, Cecilia Roos, Agnieszka Dlugoszewska and Kristine Slettevold
Lighting design: Minna Tiikkainen
Set design and costume: Cristina Nyffeler
Sound: David Kiers and Slowdive (for the track Falling Ashes)
Voice: Lisa Drake
Text: Jefta van Dinther, Alexandra Campbell, Lisa Drake, Cecilia Roos and Mandoline Whittlesey
Assistant choreographer: Thiago Granato
Artistic advice: Gabriel Smeets
Technical coordination: Bennert Vancotttem
Sound technician: Stephan Woehrmann
Thanks to: Anna Grip and Pia Krämer

The Quiet is a production by Jefta van Dinther
Manager: Emelie Bergbohm / Bohm Bohm Room
Production management: Annie Schachtel / Bohm Bohm Room
Distribution: Key Performance
Administration: Interim kultur AB (svb) and HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin)

Co-production: HAUHebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Norrlandsoperan Umeå, Riksteatern Sweden, Dansehallerne Copenhagen, Centre choréographique national de Montpellier Occitanie direction Christian Rizzo, Tanzquartier Vienna, Sadler’s Wells London, PACT Zollverein Essen, CCN Orléans, Theater Freiburg, Festival Montpellier Danse 2019 and Julidans Amsterdam

Funded by: Swedish Arts Council, City of Stockholm and HKF Hauptstadtkulturfonds (Berlin)
Supported by: O Espaço do Tempo Montemor-o-Novo, BUDA Arts Centre Kortrijk, Swedish Embassy in Portugal, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee