Just in Time

a deufert&plischke correspondence

People dancing the favorite movements that were collected during the project  at  the final Ball in Berlin, November 4th 2016. 
Just in Time is deufert&plischke's most radical approach to audience involvement yet. Over a period of three years (2016 -18), they are collecting  personal memories, experiences, opinions, clichés, and anecdotes in "letters to dance" written by  people in Berlin, New York, and Tel Aviv. Participants hand-write a personal letter, address it to dance, and sketch or describe a favorite movement.

One of the letters that was sent to us.​​​​​​​
This letter emerged from a seminar at Freie Universität Berlin
The letters will be published in 2018. After each phase of collecting letters and movements in the respective cities, a ball is organized during which the favorite movements of the inhabitants of each city become the choreographic score for a communal choreography. 
Just in Time is deufert&plischke's most radical approach to audience involvement yet, because the entire project is built with the audience, who provide the content (letters), choreographic material (favorite movements), and performance (ballroom) of the project. 
Together with the local artists Julian Barnett, Alain Franco, Wanda Golonka, Miriam Jakob, Roni Katz, Omer Krieger, Lee Meir, Janet Panetta, Kareth Schaffer, Valda Setterfield, and Arkadi Zaides, deufert&plischke collect letters and movements in public libraries, theaters, public spaces, nursing homes, schools, and at community gatherings.
After 2018 Just in Time will continue also in other cities.
You can follow the development of the project on its dedicated Facebook site
And here you find a (german) blog about the project and its final Ball in Berlin.
One of the favorite movements form a schoolkid in Kreuzberg.

Concept / Realisation: deufert&plischke
With: Julian Barnett, Alain Franco, Wanda Golonka, Miriam Jakob, Roni Katz, Omer Krieger, Lee Meir, Janet Panetta, Valda Setterfield, Kareth Schaffer, and Arkadi Zaides​
Stage design: Valentina Primavera
Production Management: Luisa Grass & Annett Hardegen
Funded by TANZFONDS ERBE – an initiative by the German Federal Cultural Foundation. Coproduced by Goetheinstitut.
Writing letters at Tempelhofer Feld. Organized by Miriam Jakob and Lee Meir
The writing desk at Uferstudios designed by Valentina Primavera.
Our mailbox at Atelier 62 / Uferstudios Berlin.
Valentina and Moritz discussing details of the set design.
Session organized by Kareth Schaffer at Hector Peterson Schule in Berlin Kreuzberg.
The Ballroom Berlin
November 4th 2016
People dancing the favorite movements that were collected during the project  at  the final Ball in Berlin,
The Ballroom was accompanied by Alain Franco performing a musical version of his letter to dance.
The wonderful set design was made by Valentina Primavera! 
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