19 SEP ’22 T/M 19 OKT ‘22
amsterdam, rotterdam, den haag, utrecht, delft + breda
A hopeful farewell to human exceptionalism.
With On All Things Earth, Nineties takes the audience into a story in which mankind leaves the world she knows and explores the connection with all things earthly: a multi disciplinary performance where digital video arts, theater and live music come together.
Director Anne Maike Mertens makes her debut in the grand theaters, inspired by Staying With The Trouble, by science philosopher Donna Haraway. In this book Haraway makes a call for storytelling that offers alternative perspectives on life on our damaged planet. In the midst of a spiral of ecological destruction, the creators of Nineties search for ways to establish new relationships with the earth and all its inhabitants.
Playfully Nineties creates a world view in which ‘being part of’ takes on a whole new meaning. In collaboration with video artist Noralie (Opposites, Eefje de Visser) and writer Han van Wieringen (Toneelgroep Oostpool, NNT), they present a hallucinating performance about living together on earth, continuity, uncertainty, and allowing an open ending. Multi instrumentalist Frank Rosaly composes a tension-filled sound-world and thus, together with actor Yannick Noomen, brings a gigantic visual database of all earthly things to life in the traditional theater space.
“In the performance On All Things Earth, I am looking for a way how we as humans can look at ourselves as part of the bigger picture. The corporeal presence of the actor, the music and the digital video screen as equal giants: in this story no main roles.”
Anne Maike Mertens, director
“There is an exciting contradiction in this role. As the only actor on the stage, you quickly have the leading role, while I try to tell a story as convincingly as possible in which the human being is not the protagonist. It’s a good exercise for me to put my ego aside.”
Yannick Noomen, actor
Theater de vest
NRC **** ‘Hannah van Wieringen makes the insignificance of the human being tangible in a moving way with her play’.
review by Marijn Lems about Untitled_2021. On All Things Earth is a further elaboration of Untitled_2021
composition/live music Rosaly
director/conceptAnne Maike Mertens
text/conceptHannah van Wieringen
video designNoortje van den Eijnde
productie managerKelly Jacobs
stage designJulian Maiwald
creative producerVevi van der Vliet
technical productionH.P. Hulscher
sound designRinse de Jong/Timo Merkies
pr & marketingEsra Merkel/Letice Braun
grafic design Stijn Stumpel
Tickets can be reserved at the box office of the theater in question. By clicking on thedesired location, you will be immediately linked through. If there is no link yet, then ticket sales for that theater have not yet started.