BURN TIME
Performance-Installation

In André Uerbas‘ choreography, delicate threads are gradually set on fire one after the other and sometimes simultaneously, creating a space in slow motion constantly changing and fading. The strength of the burning threads unfolds in the darkness. In a time of perpetual wars between the present and future, the tempo decelerates, becoming quiet and calm. 
»Burn Time« acknowledges the moments and dedicates itself to the here and now. The quietness of the room, the slow rising of the points of light reminiscent of the hovering of fireflies and the gentle movements of the performers slow the perception of time.

Concept & Artistic Direction André Uerba
Dramaturgical Advice Thomas Schaupp
Sculptures & Sound André Uerba
Light Design André Uerba, Gretchen Blegen
Local Performers (to be defined)
Production SHORT HOPE
Co-Production PTL - Plesni Teater Ljubljana (Slovenia), Walk&Talk Festival (Azores, Portugal)
Residency Support O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal), PACT Zollverein (Essen, Germany), Tanzfabrik (Berlin, Germany)
Support Kulturverwaltung des Berliner Senats (Einstiegsförderung)

Acknowledgements Alessandro Bortolazzo, Alejandro Karasik, Anna Posch, Bárbara Torres, Catarina Saraiva, Cathy Walsh, Chris Leuenberger, Clément Layes, Emily Jeffries, Jasna Layes Vinovrski, Jenny Beyer, Juan Felipe Amaya, Julia Rodriguez, Ligia Soares, Maddy White, Marc P. Gabriel, Matthew Rogers, Mauricia B. Neves, Olivia McGregor, Pia Kramer, Reza Mirabi, Rui Horta, Tiago Barbosa, Vasco Mosa.

PERFORMANCES:

2018

Plesni Teater Ljubljana/ Festival UKREP, Slovenia, 15 June 2018
Walk&Talk Festival, Azores/ Portugal, 6 July 2018
Tanzfabrik, “Open Spaces”, Berlin/ Germany, 14 - 16 July 2018
Festival Temps d'Images Lisbon, 21 & 22 November 2018

2019
Naves Matadero - Centro Internacional de Artes Vivas, Madrid/ Spain, 18, 19 & 20 January

photo: Drago Videmsek ©



A SHORT HOPE production with the support of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe (Berlin).



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