Teatro das Figuras, Faro / Thu 24 OCT 21h30 PERFORMANCE-INSTALLATION / 60' / M6 / 5€ - BUY / Single ticket 2 shows: Burn Time by André Uerba + Storm Atlas by Dewey Dell
Burn Time is a performance and an ephemeral installation where the choreography unfolds from the gesture of burning threads. On the borders of sculpture and architecture and thought as a site-specific piece, this creation is a tour through a meditative landscape, a decelerating landscape.
The space is dark and defined by an installation of hanging cotton threads. Gradually – one after the other and sometimes several at the same time – threads will be set alight, creating a slow-motion space of incessant changing and fading.
Everything is reduced to a quiet and profound pace.
In a time of ongoing existential and distracting wars between being in the present and future projections, Burn Time is a sort of obligation to acknowledge the moment and to indulge into the here and now.
PARTICIPATIVE PROJECT Performance with local people - with or without performing experience - selected after a Workshop / Audition. REGISTRATION / INFO firstname.lastname@example.org / +351 963 579 289 / Registration form
Concept and Artistic Direction: André Uerba
Dramaturgical Advice: Thomas Schaupp
Artistic Assistance: Tiago Gandra
Performers: local participants
Sculptures and Sound: André Uerba
Light Design: André Uerba, Gretchen Blegen
Production: SHORT HOPE
Co-Production: Walk&Talk Azores (PT) & PTL – Plesni Teater Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Funded by: Senate Department for Culture and Europe
Residency Support: O Espaço do Tempo (PT), PACT Zollverein (DE), Tanzfabrik (DE)
Thanks to: Alessandro Bortolazzo, Alejandro Karasik, Andrea Sozzi, Anna Posch, Ausland (Berlin), Bárbara Torres, Catarina Saraiva, Cathy Walsh, Chris Leuenberger, Clément Layes, Emily Jeffries, Jasna Layes Vinovrski, Juan Felipe Amaya, Jenny Beyer, Julia Rodriguez, Ligia Soares, Maddy White, Matthew Rogers, Marc P. Gabriel, Mauricia B. Neves, Olivia McGregor, Pia Krämer, Reza Mirabi, Rui Horta, Tiago Barbosa, Tiago Gandra, Vasco Mosa.
André Uerba is a performer and choreographer born in 1983 in Lisbon. He develops both collaborative and solo works along the intersection of Dance / Performance and Visual Arts. André holds a Masters degree in Arts, Solo / Dance / Authorship at the Berlin University of the Arts.
Since 2007 Uerba has been working as artistic collaborator and performer with the duo Ana Borralho & João Galante. He has also worked with Alexandra Pirici, Antonija Livingstone, Carlota Lagido, Clement Layes, Christian Falsnaes, Felix Ruckert, Sandra Man / Moritz Majce, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Willi Dorner, and more recently as performer in the piece This is so Contemporary with Tino Sehgal, presented at Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin.