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 theater 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 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.


It's time

The meaning of the piece is activated and animated by the rhythm of the viewer's presence, through continuous movement, through anticipation, observation, and recollection.

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


Idea: Albert Quesada, Federica Porello, and Zoltán Vakulya & Octavi Rumbau 

Music composition: Octavi Rumbau 

Dance and Choreography: Albert Quesada, Federica Porello, Zoltán Vakulya 

Created with Marcus Baldemar 

Musicians: Miquel Bernat & Ensemble Funktion 

Light Design: Bert Van Dijck 

Costumes: Sofie Durnez


Program Text: JS Rafaeli 

Production: ACME / Kosmonaut Production Co-Production: L'Auditori de Barcelona – Sampler Sèries, Charleroi Danses 

Production support: Flemish Authorities, wpZimmer, TAKT/Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof, Kunstencentrum BUDA, STUK, El Graner 

Thanks to: Mireia de Querol