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REMACHINE explores the interplay between humans and an inescapable hyper-mechanised environment. 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 both 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.

With REMACHINE, Jefta van Dinther strives to create a Gesamtkunstwerk that brings together dance, light, sound and scenography into a monumental whole. His sophisticated aesthetic creates a pressing, attention-grabbing image. The central theme is the relationship between man and machine. The dancers move and sing throughout the performance on a large spinning disc. They make their way through time like a disciplined, relentless and insatiable marching chorus. A balancing act between leading and being led, between autonomy and dependence.

Van Dinther shows the powerlessness as well as the grandeur of people confronted with the inexorable course of the world. REMACHINE wants to touch us, to make us feel what it is to be human in an unmerciful world, to stand up and go on in spite of everything.

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 Marojević, 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”, “Red Sun” and “The Truth, The Glow, The Fall” by Anna von Hausswolff

Voice coaching and musical advise: Doreen Kutzke, Johanna Peine and Manon Parent

Dramaturgy: Gabriel Smeets and Maja Zimmermann

Assistant choreographer: Tomislav Feller

Audio Description: Emmilou Roessling in collaboration with Silja Korn and Sindri Runudde

Visuals: Jubal Battisti and Adam Munnings

Photo and film: Jubal Battisti and Elin Berge

Technical direction: Max Rux

Sound technique: Marius Kirch

Managing direction: Sven Neumann

Production management: Uta Engel and Romy Hansford-Gerber

Diffusion: ART HAPPENS

Financial management: transmission GmbH (DE) and Interim kultur AB (SE)

Thanks to: Ulrich Rasche

Production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer and Jefta van Dinther

Co-production: Norrlandsoperan Umeå, Dansens Hus Stockholm, Tanzquartier Vienna, Sadler’s Wells London, PACT Zollverein Essen

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 Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion and Swedish Arts Council Arts Council and co-produced by DDD – Festival Dias da Dança and Concertgebouw Bruges

DatePerformanceCity CountryOrganisation/Venue
14.03.2025REMACHINESevilla (es)Teatro Central
15.03.2025REMACHINESevilla (es)Teatro Central
24.04.2024REMACHINEPorto (pt)Festival DDD - Dias da Dança
23.04.2024REMACHINEPorto (pt)Festival DDD - Dias da Dança
03.03.2024REMACHINEBerlin (de)HAU / Hebbel am Ufer
02.03.2024REMACHINEBerlin (de)HAU / Hebbel am Ufer
01.03.2024REMACHINEBerlin (de)HAU / Hebbel am Ufer
29.02.2024REMACHINEBerlin (de)HAU / Hebbel am Ufer
27.01.2024REMACHINEVienna (at)Tanzquartier Wien
26.01.2024REMACHINEVienna (at)Tanzquartier Wien
09.12.2023REMACHINEBruges (be)December Dance/Concertgebouw Brugge
02.09.2023REMACHINEUmeå (se)Norrlandsoperan
01.09.2023REMACHINEUmeå (se)Norrlandsoperan