On Earth I’m Done | Mountains

Jefta van Dinther

As human beings, we are perpetually haunted by our own implication in the nature-culture bind. Our unease is addressed downwards and upwards at the same time: to the unearthing of the ground as well as to the shrinking of the limitless sky. In On Earth I’m Done | Mountains, Jefta van Dinther tackles the question of how to be and stay in love with our ever-changing world. Through an expulsion of words, both familiar and foreign, the performer on stage acts as a conduit, lamenting on behalf of others. Their being unravels in the nexus between the physical, biological and anthropological – between gravitational forces, instinct and desire.

“Mountains is a tale of creation. The performance raises questions about what it means to be a human being, what it is to exist on and care for this planet. The performance delves into the intelligence of nature and the formation of culture. And looks at nature-culture’s intricately interwoven existence, says Jefta van Dinther.”

Choreography: Jefta van Dinther
Performed by: Agnieszka Sjökvist Dlugoszewska/Freddy Houndekindo/Marco da Silva Ferreira
Created with: Suelem de Oliveira da Silva
Sound design: David Kiers including specially composed music based on Window Sash Weights by Sun Kil Moon
Set design: Numen/For Use
Lighting design Jonatan Winbo
Costume: Jefta van Dinther and Suelem de Oliveira da Silva

Produced by: Cullberg

Co-produced by: PACT Zollverein (Essen – DE), Freiburg Theater (DE) and Vitlycke – Centre for Performing Arts (SE)

Photo: Urban Jörén