This is a special invitation to my new performance in collaboration with the eclipse of the sun and the spring equinox.
The performance is a once in a 500 000 years event.
For the 20th of March, the beginning of spring in the Northern
Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern, I have prepared a special spectacle
titled Day for Night (Total Eclipse of Equinox Sun). The piece features
a total eclipse of the Sun that will turn day into night at the moment of the
same length of day and night in the whole world. The eclipse of the sun will
interrupt this equilibrium of light and darkness.
Day for Night is the
fourth performance in the series of my 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. For
this dance, three celestial bodies will align in a straight line. The full
blood-red Moon will pass between the Earth and the Sun, temporarily disrupting
the coming of the light.
The premium seats for the performance are at the North Pole. As the sun
rises at the horizon for the first time after six months of darkness at the
North Pole, the Moon moves in front of the Sun and day becomes night again.
The performance will affect all our senses: the temperature falls,
insects and birds stop making sounds, the tides get more extreme and the
landscape changes dramatically in only a few moments. We are in the Moon’s
shadow and we see the Moon’s dark side. Dreams and secrets emerge in the dark.
Seats for the performance in the Moon’s shadow are unlimited but
visibility depends on your area. Seats are available with up to 90% degrees of
visibility in North Africa, Europe, western Asia, the Pacific, East Asia,
Iceland and Greenland. The Netherlands, where we are based, will enjoy the
spectacular 87% visibility.
Watch the preview trailer here
European performance time:
Friday, 20 March 2015
Search for your location for the visibility in your area here
For the seats distribution overview, click here and here
Follow updates here
Cloudy where you are? We are sending an expedition team to the North
Atlantic to bring you live coverage.
Looking at the Sun is harmful to your eyes at any time. Do not look at
the Sun directly without protection! Doing so may result in immediate and
For instructions on how to build your own pinhole camera for safe
viewing, click here
If you are not the D.I.Y. type, check in with your local natural history
or space museum or your local astronomy club for where to rent or buy eclipse
In Benelux, order your glasses here
Day for Night is an
immersive dramatic spectacle for three celestial bodies and an observer that
deals with the questions of drama, control, authorship, personal responsibility
and engagement in space-wide events.
From the press:
‘When the lights, the Sun and the Moon are ‘eclipsed’, we are in the
dark and events are hidden and shadowy. Secrets emerge and what’s unknown comes
‘Stunning and awe-inspiring.‘
‘Many cultures have perceived eclipses as change-inducing events. The
eclipse of the sun is always a disruption of the normal order and a possibility
of a new beginning.’
Take a moment to tune in and enjoy the reboot!
Seat distribution chart:
Best seats: North Pole, Svalbard and Faroe Islands
2nd and 3rd rank seats: North
Africa, Europe, western Asia, the Pacific, East Asia, Iceland and Greenland
In case you document the show, I would be very pleased to receive your
Disclaimer: I would like to apologize for the disruptions for the Europe
solar energy grid the performance might cause, as temperatures may drop 6C in
Concept and choreography: Andrea Božić in collaboration with the Sun,
the Moon, the Earth and the weather
This performance is the 61st eclipse of Solar Saros 120 series out of
70. The performances began with a series of 7 partial eclipses starting on 27
May 933. The 20 March 2015 eclipse is the 25th total eclipse in the series and
actually has one of the longest durations (2 minutes 47 seconds). The next
member of the series on 30 March 2033 is the last total eclipse of Saros 120.
Each Saros family eclipse shares a very similar geometry: They occur at the
same node with the Moon at nearly the same distance from Earth and at the same
time of year.
Follow these links for my other performances in collaboration with the weather and night