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Espen Hjort & Mees Borgman I Landmarks


Stonework is a physical and musical duet between performer Mees Borgman and a stone from the mountain area Hallingskarvet in Norway. The performance is a search for a radical equivalence between man and stone. How do you communicate with a stone? What can we do for a stone? And what memories or fantasies does a stone have?

Gravity, touch and vibrations are starting points in this playful, poetic work. The human audience is invited to reflect on existence from a stone perspective. What can the stone teach us about time, softness and dedication? What would a more equivalent relation with the planet look like?

Based on the unique vibration sof the stone, Seán ó Dálaigh (IE) composed a soundscape that further investigates how it would feel to have the body of a stone.

Stonework (2022) is a performance from the makers duo Espen Hjort (NO) & Mees Borgman (NL). As Landmarks they make performances that look further than mankind, from a fascination for ecologic questions. After Stonework follows Treework (2024) and Mountainwork (2025).


Concept Espen Hjort & Mees Borgman | Direction Espen Hjort & the stone | Choreography Mees Borgman & the stone | Music Seán ó Dálaigh & the stone | Dramaturgy Floor Cremers & de steen | Performance Mees Borgman & de steen | Scenography and light Grischa Runge & de steen | Technician Jorick Bronius & Onur Kaletas | Costume Martina Bauer | Production Elisia da Silva Martins Peças | Communication Nikla Katsburg | Scientific advice dr. Oliver Plümper (University Utrecht) | Thanks to Koosje Laan, Marko Ivic, Singel Film, Jaspers Smiths, de Veenfabriek | Stonework is produced by Stichting Skorpetind in co-production with het Gaudeamus Festival (as part of the In situ/city programme of the Ulysses Network) | Stonework is made possible by the Norwegian Arts Council, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Stichting Dioraphte, Gemeente Utrecht, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Stichting Melanie, FFUK, Performing Arts Hub Norway & the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Sat 18 Nov 2023 21:00 - 21:50
Sun 19 Nov 2023 15:00 - 15:50


STUK Labozaal


Basis €14
Reductie €10