tanzhaus nrw is looking for students from the fields of dance, performing arts and art as well as interested students of all subjects (without previous knowledge in the above mentioned fields) who have time and desire to participate in the piece Burn Time by André Uerba as performers and/or helping hands in the construction of the stage installation. An affinity for fine motor movements is desired.
To kick off the build-up and rehearsal period, the Portuguese and Berlin-based visual artist, performer and choreographer André Uerba will offer a workshop.
The working language will be English.
One after the other and sometimes at the same time, delicate threads are ignited in Uerba's choreography Burn Time. A space in slow motion emerges, constantly changing and fading. In the darkness, the power of the burning threads unfolds. Burn Time acknowledges the moment and surrenders to the here and now. The stillness of the space, the slow rise of the points of light reminiscent of the hovering of fireflies, and the gentle movements of the performers* transform the perception of time.
More info at: https://shorthope.org/burntime
The workshop is dedicated to the conceptual, aesthetic and practical aspects of artistic creation at the dynamic interface of performance and visual art, of movement and "stillness". How to expand an image? The embodied research that André has been conducting since 2018 around the idea of slowness only unfolds in the poetics of encounter.
During the workshop, Uerba shares practices he has developed to connect his inner self with his artistic work. And how attention is given to exploring zones of vulnerability, closeness, connection, contemplation, witnessing, supporting and being supported.
Workshop: Saturday, 22.04, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Rehearsal and set-up: 23-27.04. (approx. 4 hours per day/by arrangement)
Performances: 28. + 29.04., 20:00
The workshop is free of charge. For participation in the project as a performer or helping hand, tanzhaus nrw will pay an expense allowance.
Via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students interested in participation should send a short letter of motivation, a photo of themselves and indicate whether they would like to perform and/or be involved in the construction by February 17.