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Orange Night im Centre Pompidou METZ

Orange Night

By Andrea Božić and Julia Willms

Monday, 21 January 2019

Beginning: 4:33
Peak: 6.12
End: 7:50

Tour starts and ends at Centre Pompidou Metz

Orange Night is a new performance by Andrea Božić and Julia Willms in collaboration with the total eclipse of the Moon and the Supermoon. The performance is choreography for the Moon, the Sun and the Earth. For this spectacle, the three celestial bodies will align in a perfectly straight line for a total lunar eclipse of the Supermoon in the early hours of the 21st January 2019. For this dance, the Earth will pass between the Sun and the Moon, casting its shadow over the Moon, temporarily disrupting the coming of the light, turning the Moon blood-red. We see the Moon’s dark side. Dreams and secrets emerge in the dark. At the moment of the eclipse, the Moon will approach the Earth as close as possible emerging larger and brighter than usual – a Super Blood Moon.

Orange Night is the sixth performance in our series of our collaborations with the night sky titled Night Sky: Further Investigations Into Choreography, part of the larger cycle of collaborations with the weather titled Telling Future. Our next lunar eclipse performance in the series takes place in September 2025.

The performance is made especially for the context of the exhibition Painting the Night at the invitation and in partnership with the Centre Pompidou Metz.

The performance in Metz includes an outdoor walk deep in the night of 21 January 2019. Take a moment away from the city lights to revel in the dark. Bring warm clothes and a blanket with you! More information follows.

The premium seats for the performance are in North America, South America, the eastern Pacific Ocean, western Atlantic Ocean, extreme western Europe – including Metz, and extreme western Africa

Orange Night is an immersive dramatic spectacle for three celestial bodies and an observer that deals with the questions of drama, control, authorship, darkness, personal responsibility and engagement in space-wide events.

Orange Night_Beitrag


Watch the preview trailer here:


Performance times:

Monday, 21 January 2019

Beginning: 4:33
Peak: 6.12
End: 7:50

Entrance: latecomers admitted
Best viewing conditions: Outdoors, in the dark, in clear skies.
Dress code: warm clothes and a blanket
Viewing instructions: the spectacle is visible to the naked eye

From the press:

“It will last several hours – when you get a real feeling of the Earth and moon shifting in space,” said astronomer Tom Kerss, of the Royal Observatory Greenwich. “You get a true sense of the solar system moving – and that in itself is a really dramatic experience.”


Concept and choreography: Andrea Božić and Julia Willms in collaboration with the Moon, the Sun, the Earth and the weather

Produced by TILT at the invitation and with the financial support of the Centre Pompidou Metz.

Follow these links for our other performances in collaboration with the weather and the night sky: