Eden Detail

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.

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. An eternal accompany 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.

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.

You can listen to a radio show about “Eden Detail”, where Kristel Zimmer takes on “Eden Detail” to unleash the interpretation and bring together a collage of feelings, sounds and thoughts, reflecting a piece, that she has never seen. Listen here: Eden Detail.doc / Kristel Zimmer

Jette Loona Hermanis, Johhan Rosenberg

Choreography, directors

Johhan Rosenberg, Jette Loona Hermanis, Eden Olev, Andoni Zamora Txakartegi / Anne Türnpu


Mikk-Mait Kivi, Henry Kasch, Sasha Mirson

Light design, technical solutions

Matīss Rucko, Johhan Rosenberg, Jette Loona Hermanis


Matīss Rucko

Decorations, set design

Angela Pilliroog

Costume artist

Martina Gofman


Kerli Soans

Assistant of make-up artist

Maarja Tõnisson, Maike Lond

Advice and support

Eneli Järs, Maarja Kalmre

Project managers



Cultural Endowment of Estonia


01.02.2021 Kanuti Gildi SAAL


Kanuti Gildi SAAL, Jette Loona Hermanis, Johhan Rosenberg