Experiencing Time

situation productions / Barbara Lubich & Anna Till

time & s_pace Performance Tanz 2022/23

Every person experiences time in different ways again and again. One could say that we carry various temporalities within us. When do I have time? Can one possess time at all? Who decides about my time? Am I allowed to waste my time? When does time stand still?

The focus of the performance is on the question of the individual perception of time. The interplay of dance, live radio play and video art leads to a contrasting experience of the everyday understanding of time: times in between, acceleration and forms of standstill. Alongside the search for the greatest possible degree of efficiency, thinking about time confronts us with our own ephemerality.

Experiencing Time is a permanently changing space of experience that incorporates the indoor and outdoor areas of the venue. The audience is invited to stroll around. Sufficient seating and resting areas are available.

Deutsch/Englisch, aaprox 1 h

Following the 9:30 p.m. performance, a party with Alphonsine Koh will be held in the Dalcroze Room.

TILL&LUBICH labels the work of the dancer and choreographer Anna Till and filmmaker and sociologist Barbara Lubich, whose artistic careers have crossed paths several times in recent years. The logical consequence: a common form that finds its playground in TILL&LUBICH and creates a cosmos of film, dance, performance and installation. An interdisciplinary mediation between art, science and experiment.

You could say: Barbara Lubich is a filmmaker and sociologist, Anna Till is a dancer and choreographer.

Anna Till lives and works as a freelance choreographer and dancer in Dresden. She studied “Dance, Context, Choreography” at the Inter-University Centre for Dance (HZT) in Berlin and “Applied Cultural Studies” at the University of Lüneburg. In changing collaborations with artists of different genres, she develops dance productions, which have been performed in Berlin (Sophiensaele, Akademie der Künste), Düsseldorf (tanzhaus NRW), Leipzig (Schaubühne Lindenfels, LOFFT – DAS THEATER), Dresden (HELLERAU – EZDK, Societaetstheater, Labortheater, Motorenhalle), Prague (PONEC Theatre), Košice (Tabačka Kulturfabrik), Florence (Festival Fabbrica Europa), Israel (Room Dances Festival Tel Aviv/ Jerusalem), Maputo (KINANI International Dance Platform), Marrakech (On Marche International Dance Festival) and Santiago de Chile (NAVE).

As co-curator, Anna Till developed the exhibition series “Im Gespräch – Acht Untersuchungen zum subjektiven Wissen” at the Heidelberger Kunstverein and the performance programme for the exhibition “Lines/Linien” at the Kunsthaus Dresden.


Barbara Lubich is an Italian filmmaker, sociologist and historian. Her artistic research results in cinematic and performative works, which she realises in interdisciplinary constellations. She is co-founder of Zentralwerk Kultur und Wohngenossenschaft eG and lives in Dresden. Her artistic work began in the late 1990s in dance and developed further in the direction of the camera. Today, her focus is on directing and on conceptual work for various cinematic and artistic formats.

Her work has been presented in many places: KunstfilmBiennale Cologne, Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, DOK Leipzig, At.tension Theatre Festival, Viva Festival, Festival de Videodanca Bueonos Aires, Danca em Foco Festival Riode Janeiro, Pool Festival Berlin, OSTRALE, Deutsches Hygiene Museum, HELLERAU -EZDK, Albertinum – Staatliche. Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Kampnagel Hamburg, Zo – Centro di Culture contemporanee Catania. TV broadcasts on arte and phoenix.



Artistic direction: Barbara Lubich, Anna Till

Choreography: Anna Till

In collaboration with the dancers: Daniela Lehmann, Matthew

Rogers, Rika Yotsumoto

Composition/Music/Sound: Nikolaus Woernle

Video: Barbara Lubich

Dramaturgy: Nora Otte

Space/Objects/Costume: Konstanze Grotkopp

Stage construction: Gerd Hänsel

Lighting design/technical direction: Martin Mulik

Production management: Bettina Lehmann

Production assistance: Daniela Sopala, Therese Bendjus

Photos: André Wirsig

With texts by Ulrike Feibig and Juliana Oliveira, spoken by Yoshii

Riesen. With an installation by Katharina Kretzschmar.

Experiencing Time was produced by situation productions 2021. Distributed by TILL&LUBICH. In co-production with TANZPAKT Dresden, HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts and VILLA WIGMAN. Supported by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Saxon State Ministry for Science and the Arts* and the City of Dresden. Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK – STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative, dance assistance programme.

Funded by Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony. Supported by the City of Dresden, Office for Culture and Monument Protection.

*This measure is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget passed by the Saxon State Parliament