"Dear AndrΓ©,
I just met Jan by chance and it reminded me that I had messily wrote a few words in my notebook coming back home after your performance "Fire Starter" at Flutgraben a few weeks ago. I feel it is nice to share them, even though I didn't really have some (words), but rather strong memories of it coming back during the following night while thunder rumbled. So I simply want to thank you for what I took as an invitation to make the ego blink and witness the appearance of sensibility in the space. Thanks for this flashy touch that has a crazy delay in the physicality".

M. B.
π—–π—’π—‘π—–π—˜π—£π—§, 𝗔π—₯π—§π—œπ—¦π—§π—œπ—– π——π—œπ—₯π—˜π—–π—§π—œπ—’π—‘, π—Ÿπ—œπ—šπ—›π—§ π——π—˜π—¦π—œπ—šπ—‘
AndrΓ© Uerba

π—£π—˜π—₯𝗙𝗒π—₯π— π—˜π—₯𝗦 (π—•π—˜π—₯π—Ÿπ—œπ—‘ & π—Ÿπ—œπ—¦π—•π—’π—‘)
André de Campos, Agustin de Olarte, Almudena Vernhes, Cait Fisher, Catarina Gonçalves, Daniel Matos, Daniel Pizamiglio, Diego Agulló, Emeka Ene, Fer Balsera, Forough Fami, Harald Stojan, Henrique Furtado, Isabél Zuaa, Jorge De Hoyos, Juan Felipe Amaya GonzÑlez, Liselotte Singer, Lyllie Rouvière, Luisa Rodriguez, Marcell Proske, Mariana Nobre Vieira, Maurícia Barreira Neves, Marc Lohr, Manoela Rangel, Michael Ludwig, Michela Filzi, Nitsan Margaliot, Pauline Payen, Ronald Berger, Silvana Ivaldi, Tiago Gandra, Xenia Koghilaki.

π—¦π—’π—‘π—š / 𝗠𝗔𝗑𝗧π—₯𝗔 (𝗬𝗒𝗨 𝗔π—₯π—˜ 𝗦π—ͺπ—˜π—˜π—§)
AndrΓ© Uerba

π— π—¨π—¦π—œπ—–

π—˜π—«π—˜π—–π—¨π—§π—œπ—©π—˜ 𝗣π—₯π—’π——π—¨π—–π—§π—œπ—’π—‘
Short Hope

Flutgraben Performances (Berlin)

π—¦π—£π—˜π—–π—œπ—”π—Ÿ π—§π—›π—”π—‘π—žπ—¦
Bernardo de Almeida, ClΓ©ment Layes, Flutgraben Performances, Jasna L. Vinovrski

π—©π—œπ——π—˜π—’ π—¦π—§π—œπ—Ÿπ—Ÿπ—¦
Stella Horta

AlΓ­pio Padilha

"I'm concerned with what I want to create in this time of tension and acceleration, so I am searching for something that is close to me, to something that makes sense to me and the ones I care for - a moment of affection. There is an urgency to develop this work now, as I feel the impulse to follow my intuition of creating a performative space of care where the audience is also involved. To create a choreographed space where spontaneous dance and caresses can co-exist and melt".
- AndrΓ© Uerba, November 2019 -

With π—™π—œπ—₯π—˜ 𝗦𝗧𝗔π—₯π—§π—˜π—₯ the performers approach the emergence of togetherness and explore how these states manifest in our bodies and in an encounter with other people. Fire Starter is a research space where the audience can ignite their own participation, by deciding their role: if they are watching, moving or floating in both spheres. The exercises done during the performance are a trigger to allow the audience other entrance points in the experience of the performance. The performer itself, takes the place of a caretaker, a sort of tour guide that conducts the experience during the piece.

This research was first presented in the frame of Flutgraben Performances (Berlin) on the 16th of November 2019. The 2nd research phase was presented on the 9th of February and the third on the 23rd of February 2020 in the frame of "Dançar é a Minha Revolução #2" in Lisbon.

by Nitsan Margaliot


In the first sharing of the work we were invited to take part in what I experienced as a human carwash, with eyes closed and a place to refuse, we had the opportunity to experience and expand our allowance towards mutuality, where our bodies were softly calmed through touch, we entered an experience where skin was light and a relationship between witnessing, following and vibrant exposure was shared tenderly.

by AndrΓ© Uerba
π—£π—˜π—₯𝗙𝗒π—₯π— π—”π—‘π—–π—˜π—¦

11 June 2022, Galerie Wedding (Berlin), in the frame of Movement Research ACROSS

9 February 2020, Flutgraben Performances, Berlin

23 February 2020, "Dançar é a Minha Revolução #2", Mercado Forno do Tijolo, Lisbon, Portugal

16 November 2019, Flutgraben Performances, Berlin

Photos: AlΓ­pio Padilha. Video Stills: Stella Horta