Project Description

The Berlin-based Swedish choreographer Jefta van Dinther is known for creating extraordinary, mechanical theatre spaces to explore the relationship of humans and their surroundings. In “Re-Machine”, his largest theatre production ever, Van Dinther presents a choreography that addresses the question of how the human body and its movement are conditioned by the environment.

Five performers walk, climb and balance on a gigantic, constantly rotating disk in an artistically expression of the human struggle with one’s hostile, mechanical surroundings. Like an endless meditation on discipline, relentlessness and the power of mind over body, “Re-Machine” transports the audience to a hyper-mechanised reality where space, sound, light, machine and the body interweave to create a contemporary total artwork.

The production is being developed in collaboration with Van Dinther’s artistic team comprised of light designer Jonatan Winbo, sound designer David Kiers, costume designer Cristina Nyffeler and composer Anna von Hausswolff. The executive producer is HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin. The international co-operation partners include PACT Zollverein in Essen, Dansens Hus of Stockholm, Tanzquartier in Vienna, Sadler’s Wells in London and Norrlandsoperan Umeå in Sweden. Numerous performances are also planned at various international dance and theatre festivals.

Choreography: Jefta van Dinther, by and with: Brittanie Brown, Gyung Moo Kim, Leah Marojeviç, Manon Parent, Roger Sala Reyner and Sarah Stanley
Lighting design: Jonatan Winbo
Costumes: Cristina Nyffeler
Sound design: David Kiers with specially composed music based on "Ugly and Vengeful", "Red Sun" and "The Truth, The Glow, The Fall" by Anna von Hausswolff
Dramaturgy: Gabriel Smeets


Dansens Hus, Stockholm: 14–16 Sep. 2023; HAU 1 Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin: 4–7 Oct. 2023; PACT Zollverein, Essen: 3–4 Nov. 2023; Tanzquartier, Vienna: 1–2 Dec. 2023; Sadler’s Wells, London: 13–16 Nov. 2024


HAU Hebbel am Ufer