A small piece of something;
A part that has been cut, broken, or separated from something larger;
A small piece of a larger object that has broken, often into a lot of pieces;
A small amount;
A small amount of something;
A very small amount of a substance, especially when it is too small to see clearly or measure accurately;
A small amount of something that shows you what all of it is like;
A small amount of something that is offered so that you can experience it and decide whether you like it or not.
(Source: online dictionary)
“Small Pieces” (1st Sketch) is a collection of short performances-installations happening simultaneously in the same space – teasers for yet non-existing works. “Small Pieces” is the alphabet of my interior imagery, a sometimes-feverish study dedicated to activate the body through (almost) concrete actions.
“Small Pieces” is going to be developed in 3 phases throughout 2017, 2018 and 2019, when the premiere will happen. This 1st Sketch presentation happens in the frame of SODA Works/ Montag Modus.
(1983, Lisbon) develops both collaborative and solo works along the intersection of performance and visual arts. Berlin based since 2013, Uerba holds a Masters degree in Arts, “Solo/ Dance/ Authorship” at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK/HZT), 2013-2015. Uerba has worked among others with Ana Borralho & João Galante, Alexandra Pirici, Carlota Lagido, Clement Layes, Felix Ruckert, Karnart, Rafael Alvarez, Sandra Man & Moritz Majce, Sílvia Pinto Coelho, Willi Dorner among others. In 2011 he took part in “Encontros Rumo”, a laboratory mentored by Vera Mantero and in 2013 he received the Centro Nacional de Cultura’s (Portugal) Young Creator grant to develop the work “Terrarium”. Uerba has also participated in workshops and masterclasses mentored by Cláudia Dias, Frédéric Gies, Meg Stuart, Miguel Moreira, Ming Wong, Vera Mantero, André Lepecki, Vladimir Miller and Erwin Wurm.
in cooperation with Collegium Hungaricum Berlin