Production Details / Press Releases
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.
No other source of light, just us – the Universe – together.
André Uerba (*1983, Portugal), visual artist, performer and maker, grew up in the suburbs of Lisbon and has been living in Berlin since 2013. In Lisbon he studied Graphic Design at high school António Arroio, Theater at the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema and Photography at Ar.Co, where in 2010/2011 he received a grant. In 2011 he took part in “Encontros Rumo”, a laboratory for young choreographers mentored by Vera Mantero. In 2013 Uerba started an MA in Solo/Dance/Autorship at HZT in Berlin, and in the same year he received a Young Creator grant from Centro Nacional de Cultura (PT) to develop the research for his piece Terrarium, his graduation work (2015). Uerba has worked among others with artists Alexandra Pirici, Ana Borralho & João Galante, Antonija Livingstone, Carlota Lagido, Clement Layes, Christian Falsnaes, Moritz Majce & Sandra Man, Felix Ruckert, Julian Weber, Karnart, Rafael Alvarez, Sílvia Pinto Coelho, Tino Sehgal, and Willi Dorner.
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TFB Nr. 1206
Cast & Credits
Concept, artistic direction: André Uerba
Performance: Philipp Enders, Jorge de Hoyos, Sonia Noya, Olivia Mcgregor, Jan Rozman, André Uerba
Dramaturgical consultation: Thomas Schaupp
Sculptures, Sound: André Uerba
Light Design: André Uerba, Gretchen Blegen
Production: SHORT HOPE in coproduction with Walk & Talk Festival, Plesni Teater Ljubljana, funded by Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.
Residences at O Espaço do Tempo, PACT Zollverein, Tanzfabrik Berlin.
Artistic director: Ludger Orlok
Production management: Juan Gabriel Harcha
Organization: Vincenz Kokot
Communication: Ann-Christin Schwalm
Press, editorial: Nora Gores
Technical management: Martin Pilz
The performance program of the Tanzfabrik Berlin is supported by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and apap – Performing Europe 2020, co-funded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding
The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):
University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)