"It's time" is a piece for stage with three dancers and live musicians investigating, interrogating and manipulating the subjective experience of the passage of time. It proposes a break from our "linear", chronometric life - a moment in the theatre to explore the sound and motion of diluted, vertical time.
With aesthetics inspired from graphic novels and their depiction of the passage of time in "fictional space”; the performers and musicians will speed up, slow down, freeze in motion and reverse their own movements, bringing into play the uncanny, dissociative elements of directionality, suspension and gravity that determine our perception of time and motion.
The meaning of the piece will be activated and animated by the rhythm of the viewer's attention, through continuous movement, through anticipation, observation and recollection.
”What we have come to realize is that it is the uncanny quality that fascinates us is the manipulation of our sense of time.”
Idea: ACME / Albert Quesada, Federica Porello, Zoltán Vakulya & Octavi Rumbau Music composition: Octavi Rumbau Dance and Choreography: Albert Quesada, Federica Porello, Zoltán Vakulya Created with Marcus Baldemar Musicians: Miquel Bernat & Ensemble Funktion Light Design: Bert Van Dijck Costumes: Sofie Durnez Program Text: JS Rafaeli Production: ACME / Kosmonaut Production Co-Production: L'Auditori de Barcelona – Sampler Sèries, Charleroi Danses Production support: Flemish Authorities, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, wpZimmer, TAKT/Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof, Kunstencentrum BUDA, STUK, El Graner Thanks to: Mireia de Querol, Katie Vickers
May 24 · Casa Elizalde, Barcelona, Spain (excerpt)
June 16,17 Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris, France (premiere)
October 27,28,29 L'Auditori de Barcelona, Spain