It's time to dance.

 

"What would time be if it were a material? Something I could rest on. Fuel. Stone. Liquid or gas. Then it would accumulate in certain situations, when I fall in love for example. Then taking a stroll would be like moving through candy floss. Then there would be the world federation of time guardians - and the hedonists, too, who shoot all time material into space without making copies."

 

Two young performers focus their personal sense of time. They prepare themselves by each searching for their own rhythm and setting off alone into a parallel world. On their trip into the individual sense of time they meet and encounter their media images again and again: they leap forwards and back, stop at the speed of light if necessary, so as not to miss the one hoped-for moment of quality time. How does time change? What is the best way to wait? Which moments seem so long that the suspense threatens to be heart-stopping? The two performers question each other and the artistic team, they mobilise their imagination and energy for the work on time. This continues until the present is exhausted, a clock has stopped or the future is within reach.

 

Concept and choreography: Gudrun Lange

Performance: Nadine Blondrath, Aylin Cam

Dramatic composition: Verena Billinger

Music: Oliver Bedorf

Costumes: Emese Bodolay

Video: Sandra Ehlen

Assistant: Rosa Jesser

 

Production: FFT Düsseldorf and tanz lange

Supported by the Ministry for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, district government of Düsseldorf and within the framework of Take-off: Junger Tanz. Take-off: Junger Tanz is supported by the cultural office of the state capital Düsseldorf and the Ministry for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Take-off: Junger Tanz is a co-operation of Düsseldorf cultural, educational and social institutions under the overall management of the tanzhaus nrw.

 

Premiere: March 6th 2014, FFT Düsseldorf, Juta, Black Box