SAAL Biennaal 2021: Jette Loona Hermanis, Johhan Rosenberg “Eden Detail” 1

Kanuti Gildi Saal · Pikk 20, 10133 Tallinn, Harju maakond, Estonia

“Eden Detail” is a performative fable - melting the aged with the catastrophic following. Intertwining the indigenous identity and mythological worldview towards the global colonial discourses. Archeology of the subconsciousness, decayed dances, muted words with stubborn fixations, corporeal conversions and intimate infatuation with nature.
Flora and fauna as the nervous system of our mycelium. It carries the knowledge of rural traditions for the time-lapsed characters of the hybrid. Materials become the main agent to transcend and save narratives into our sensorial soil.

Johhan Rosenberg is an Estonian performer and choreographer, having graduated SNDO (School for New Dance Development) with a background in music and dance studies. Attracted to places that are hidden and urgent, he works with tracing and editing different realities, where they can melt into canons. In his practice, the functionalities of language and identities become embodied contexts towards the process of creating surroundings. Through raw vocabulary and playfulness, he layers body, text, and sound to meet-cross in the architecture of collective consciousness. Mediating amongst selves and the public gaze, where performance becomes a technology to tear apart what is already known to develop new autonomies.

Jette Loona Hermanis is a performance artist, choreographer and a performer, having graduated SNDO (School for New Dance Development) choreography bachelor. She is pulsing Baltic blood, Estonian and Latvian. Her background runs in theatre, dance and music, which fatally led her to performance art, where stage crafting melts it all. A perpetual characteristic of Jette’s work is mystifying transcendence and longing to express an affect. Strongly influenced by the digital age, the material carries a screaming obsession with self-centralization and online persona-portrayal, exhibiting emotional narratives of self in relation to existence and suffering of the soul. Storytelling as a concept from which ambiguous attitudes and ideas emerge.

Choreography, directors: Jette Loona Hermanis, Johhan Rosenberg
Performers: Johhan Rosenberg, Jette Loona Hermanis, Eden Olev, Anonymous
Dramaturgy: Maarja Tõnisson
Light design, technical solutions: Henry Kasch, Sasha Mirson
Decorations, set design: Matīss Rucko
Costume artist: Angela Pilliroog
Make-up artist: Martina Gofman
Assistant of make-up artist: Kerli Soans
Project managers: Eneli Järs, Maarja Kalmre
Co-producer: Kanuti Gildi SAAL, Jette Loona Hermanis, Johhan Rosenberg
Supported by: Cultural Endowment of Estonia
Premiere: 01.02.2021 Kanuti Gildi SAAL

Duration: 100'
In Estonian

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