For each edition of Just in Time we organize workshops with local communities. We visit schools, nursing homes, dance schools, theatre groups, book clubs …
And we ask the participants of the workshops to write down their favorite movements and to also write a personal letter to dance. So far we have collected about 800 letters and published a selection of them in a wonderful book made in collaboration with Kareth Schaffer and Serge Rompza (NODE Berlin_Oslo).
You can buy this book at the bookshop Einar&Bert. There are only 500 copies printed so be fast if you want one of them!
Apart from the workshops we collected letters and favorite movements all over the cities. Here we are at the former airport Tempelhof in Berlin.
Some actually sent us their letters and movements! So far we have collected more than 8oo letters. We will gradually publish all of them online by the end of 2018! Sing in to our newsletter to keep being posted!
The Berlin Ballroom was the first. People met in the wonderful Ballroom at the Bibliothek am Luisenbad. In Berlin "Turkish Wedding Dances" were amongst the favorite movements as you can see...
In Tel Aviv Kareth Schaffer and Roni Katz were doing the workshops and collected wonderful letters from different communities.
The Ballroom in Tel Aviv at the Tmuna Theater was simply magic and a wonderful celebration of dance!
In Los Angeles we visited the Teatro de las Americas in Camarillo. What an amazing group of people! Again we have learned so much about dance!
One of the wonderful aspects of the project is that we meet people. Just in Time is not just a touring performance, but a format that includes workshops where the participants in the workshops help us create the ballroom in the end of the project. In Los Angeles we have met wonderful people, amongst them Jennifer Jonassen (photo) who runs the Intrepid Dance Project. Check out their website!
The Ballroom at the Odyssey Theater in Los Angeles was incredible. The mix of people and the energy were fantastic. We also never had such a big crowd of people!
For each edition of Just in Time we also ask local artists to read or perform their "Letter to Dance"
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The Just in Time Project was made possible with the help and participation of: Niels Bovry, Franky Dee, Signal Dahan, Kattrin Deufert, Alain Franco, Michal Gefen, Annett Hardegen, Brian "HallowDreamz" Henry, Beth Hogan, Kate Hutter-Mason, Miriam Jakob, Roni Katz, Omer Krieger, Eric Mason, Bettina Masuch, Lee Meir, Barbara Müller-Wittmann, Janet Panetta, Thomas Plischke, Valentina Primavera, Marina Aikaterini Rouka, Kareth Schaffer, Valda Setterfield, Breayre Tender, Shade Theret, Jamie Wright.
The Just in Time Project has been made possible by funding of the Tanzfonds Erbe – an initiative by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and Coproduction of the Goethe Institute Munich. In cooperation with Tmuna Theater Tel Aviv, the Goethe Institutes New York and Los Angeles, University Settlements New York, Odyssey Theatre Los Angeles, Tanzhaus NRW.
Funded by NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ International Guest Performance Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Departments of Culture and Arts of the German federal state.
deufert&plischke, David Kaplan, Kareth Schaffer