For the past three years (2016 -18), Berlin-based dance company deufert&plischke 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 in all three cities were asked to hand write a personal letter, addressed to dance, and sketch or describe a favorite movement.
After each phase of collecting letters and movements in the respective cities, a community 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 a project conceived as a radical approach to audience involvement. The entire project is built with the audience/citizens, who provide the content (letters), choreographic material (favorite movements), and performance (a community ball).
Together with their team deufert&plischke have collected over 600 handwritten letters and almost as many favorite movements. They were written by kids in schools, seniors in nursing homes, dancers in studios, passersby in libraries, cafes, and even on the field of a former airport.