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.
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.
And here you find a (german) blog about the project and its final Ball in Berlin.
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.
The Ballroom Berlin / November 4th 2016
Collecting Letters in Tel Aviv / May 2017