It's time

© Joeri Thiry, STUK - House for Dance, Image & Sound

It's time

ACME (Albert Quesada, Federica Porello, and Zoltán Vakulya) & Octavi Rumbau

It's time is a piece for stage with three dancers and live musicians investigating, interrogating and manipulating the subjective experience of the passage of time. It proposes a break from our "linear", chronometric life - a moment in the theatre to explore the sound and motion of diluted, vertical time.

With aesthetics inspired from graphic novels and their depiction of the passage of time in "fictional space”; the performers and musicians will speed up, slow down, freeze in motion and reverse their own movements, bringing into play the uncanny, dissociative elements of directionality, suspension and gravity that determine our perception of time and motion.

The meaning of the piece will be activated and animated by the rhythm of the viewer's presence, through continuous movement, through anticipation, observation and recollection. It's time will propose a break from our 'linear' life. A moment in the theatre to savour the sound and motion of diluted time.

What we have come to realize is that it is the uncanny quality that fascinates us is the manipulation of our sense of time.


The dance company ACME was created in 2016 with the purpose of unifying all stage and education work created by Albert Quesada and his collaborators. The company is composed by Albert Quesada, Federica Porello, Zoltán Vakulya, Mireia de Querol and Marcus Baldemar, and has developed over the years by performing and creating around Europe.

From 2016 onwards, the direction for each creation might shift and be taken by a constellation of several components, or different individuals.

ACME creates work and is interested in art that focuses on:
• the love for detail
• the endless complex relations between movement, music and meaning
• the analysis of the temporal structures and repetitions
• how music can express and communicate ideas
• how organised noise of music evokes images and turns them into thoughts
• speed and its different qualities in stage performances
• the coexistence of different temporalities
• learning skills from musical compositions
• the proprioception and awareness of moving bodies


STUK Soetezaal
Mon 3 Apr 2017 - Fri 7 Apr 2017.

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