Concept & Artistic Direction
Sculptures & Sound
by ANDRÉ UERBA
Alessandro Bortolazzo, Alejandro
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.
André Uerba, Gretchen Blegen
PTL - Plesni Teater Ljubljana (Slovenia),
O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo,
Senate Department for Culture and Europe (DE)
Walk&Talk Festival (Azores, PT)
Novo, PACT Zollverein (Essen, DE), Tanzfabrik Berlin (DE)
Karasik, Andrea Sozzi, Anna Posch, Bárbara Torres, Bernardo Almeida, 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, Tiago Gandra, Vasco Mosa.
- Through a 1 day workshop (4 to 5 hours), local participants will be selected to take part in the rehearsals and performance.
-Who is it for?
Interested in general (without professional experience) and Art Students
- The installation of threads will be designed specifically for each space/venue according to a previous existent core structure of “Burn Time”. In order to do that, I will have a working period of around 7 days.
- The duration of the performance varies between 60 and 75 minutes.
- The workshop can be held in English, German, Portuguese or Spanish.
18 January, Naves Matadero - Centro Internacional de Artes Vivas, Madrid, Spain
19 January, Naves Matadero - Centro Internacional de Artes Vivas, Madrid, Spain
20 January, Naves Matadero - Centro Internacional de Artes Vivas, Madrid, Spain
7 April, Flutgraben Performances, Berlin
6 June, Portuguese Platform for Performing Arts, Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal
24 October, Verão Azul Festival, Loulé, Portugal
15 June, Lighting Guerrilla Festival / Glej, Slovenia
6 July, Walk&Talk Festival, Arquipélago, Ponta Delgada, Azores/ Portugal
14 July, Tanzfabrik, “Open Spaces”, Berlin
15 July, Tanzfabrik, “Open Spaces”, Berlin
16 July, Tanzfabrik, “Open Spaces”, Berlin
21 November, Festival Temps d'Images Lisbon, Teatro do Bairro, Portugal
22 November, Festival Temps d'Images Lisbon, Teatro do Bairro, Portugal