Dance Just in Time

Dancers perform at the Just in Time final ball © David Kaplan


Speyer Hall University Settlement

84 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002

Final Ball

Just in Time is deufert&plischke's most radical approach to audience involvement yet. Over a period of three years (2016-18), they have been 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. After each phase of collecting letters and movements in the respective cities, a final ball is organized during which the favorite movements of the inhabitants of each city become the choreographic score for a communal choreography. 

New Yorkers' letters to dance were collected in Fall 2017. Now, together with the local dance artists Valda Setterfield, Janet Panetta and Brian Henry, the Just in Time project will be concluded with performed letters to dance, to include piano music by Alain Franco and all of NYC’s favorite movements. The ball will be moderated by Kareth Schaffer to guide you gently through the event. Come and bring family and friends!

Kattrin Deufert and Thomas Plischke live and work in Berlin. Over the past 15 years, they have realized several theater projects that deal with situations of artistic production and the complex social dynamics and logistics of artistic processes. Their works reach beyond the scope of dance and theater and focus on individual participation and daily life in artistic events. These works create different artistic environments that suspend the everyday by comprehensively integrating and processing it into art.

Concept, realisation: artist*twin*berlin | Realisation, coordination: Kareth Schaffer, Jamie Wright | Music: A*F | with: Valda Setterfield, Jannet Panetta, Kareth Schaffer, „Hallo Dreamz“ Henry | stage: *primavera* | Productionmanagement: viertewelt*produktionen | Supported by TANZFONDS ERBE – an initiative of Kulturstiftung des Bundes. 
Coproduction: Goethe Institut.