Commissioned by Cullberg
In On Earth I’m Done: Islands, the audience is transported to a place torn out of the conventional space-time continuum. Orbiting the conflicts of beauty and danger, existence must be rebuilt from scratch and living learnt anew. Elementary logics and irregular intelligences are being reborn; life passes between mineral, vegetal, animal, human and machinic forms. Islands is a performance which imagines an alternate order of organization, a state of exception, quarantined from the natural world. Here, replication becomes a mode of survival and dancing a weapon.
“With Islands we are heading into a place where humanity can no longer be taken for granted. The life existing here thinks and acts and speaks through the vector of human emotion, but their feelings are synthetic. Their social interaction is hacked, their sexual reproduction is an interface, the care for their planet is automated,“ says Jefta van Dinther.
Choreography Jefta van Dinther
Created in collaboration with Adam Schütt, Agnieszka Sjökvist Dlugoszewska, Anand Bolder, Anna Fitoussi, Benjamin Pohlig, Camille Prieux, Cecilia Wretemark-Hauck, Dan Johansson, Eliott Marmouset, Eszter Czédulás, Freddy Houndekindo, Johanna Tengan, Katie Jacobson, Louise Dahl, Mohamed Y. Shika, Suelem de Oliveira da Silva, Unn Faleide, Víctor Pérez Armero, Vincent Van der Plas
Music David Kiers
Costume Cristina Nyffeler
Lighting design Jonatan Winbo
Voice Chrysa Parkinsson
Vocals Unn Faleide, Eliott Marmouset, Anna Fitoussi
Rehearsal director Thomas Zamolo
Artistic advice Chrysa Parkinsson, Linda Adami
Thanks to Johnny McMillan, Roger Sala Reyner
PR images Ninja Hanna