At the mercy of their own technology, the dancers navigate the unstable ground under their feet.
The performance unravels as a chain of cause and effect. In a cascade of both worldly and otherworldly forces, a dance between constraint and liberty, labour and ritual, emerges as a contradictory state of contemporaneity. Via a powerful orchestration of vocal and physical material, and in a new collaboration with composer Anna von Hausswolff, Remachine draws its viewer into a meditation on discipline, relentlessness, insatiability, and the power of the mind over the body.
“In life, we often feel as if we are both autonomous beings making choices and cogs in a system, governed by greater worldly forces. Remachine stages this inner friction, a space of limbo.” – Jefta van Dinther
Choreography: Jefta van Dinther | Created and performed by: Brittanie Brown, Gyung Moo Kim, Leah Marojeviç, Manon Parent, Roger Sala Reyner and Sarah Stanley | Lighting design: Jonatan Winbo | Costume: Cristina Nyffeler | Sound: David Kiers including specially composed music based on Ugly and Vengeful and Red Sun by Anna von Hausswolff | Voice coaching: Doreen Kutzke and Johanna Peine | Dramaturgy: Gabriel Smeets and Maja Zimmermann | Assistant choreographer: Tomislav Feller | Visuals: Jubal Battisti and Adam Munnings | Photo & film: Jubal Battisti
Technical direction: Max Rux | Sound technique: Marius Kirch | Managing direction: Sven Neumann | Production management: Uta Engel and Romy Hansford-Gerber | Distribution: Key Performance | Financial management: Katrin Wiesemann (DE) and Interim kultur AB (SE) | Thanks to: Ulrich Rasche
Remachine is a production by HAU Hebbel am Ufer and Jefta van Dinther | Co-production: Norrlandsoperan Umeå, Dansens Hus Stockholm, Tanzquartier Vienna, Sadler’s Wells London, PACT Zollverein Essen, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Concertgebouw Bruges | Funded by: Kulturstiftung des Bundes | Jefta van Dinther is funded by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with the support of the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe Berlin and Swedish Arts Council Arts Council