Jefta van Dinther / Unearth

Sat 13 apr4:00 pm - 7:40 pm

In Unearth, Jefta van Dinther brings together ten dancers in a bold and 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.

Centered 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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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 | 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 and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe Berlin and Swedish Arts Council

Bonniers Konsthall is delighted to announce the event in collaboration with Dansens Hus, Sweden’s major stage for guest performances of contemporary dance. Read more here.

Photo: Jubal Battisti



Unearth is a durational performance that lasts for 3 hours and 40 minutes. Choose your entrance moment when buying tickets: 4pm or 5:45 pm on Saturday or 3 pm and 4:45 on Sunday. Once you have chosen your entrance moment, you're welcome to enter and leave the venue during the performance. It is also possible to go out and be admitted again. During the work's last 30 minutes, the audience is asked to remain in the room. With reservation for final sales, it will also be possible to buy tickets on site.