Uferstudios 4
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin
Photo: André Uerba

Burn Time

Performance · Berlinpremiere by André Uerba
In the frame of Open Spaces/Sommer Tanz 2018

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.

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.

André Uerba

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 Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz 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, is 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.