The iconic line dance from “Saturday Night Fever”, danced to the sounds of the Bee Gees’ “Night Fever”, has become Hollywood’s most famous representation of the world of Disco. In “Sweet Fever”, a group of dancers performs this choreography for hours – from a faithful execution to variations set to electronic music by DJ Amaranta and complemented by VJ Joan Escofet’s video footage. A ritual and ecstasylike trance ensues, with visions of the night- and party-life that explore the continual search for instant gratification. Between joy and exhaustion, the emblematic choreography unfolds reflections about the necessities of our fever nights and the effort it takes to orchestrate moments of pleasure and the space of freedom that we call Disco. We talked to choreographer and dancer Pere Faura about Disco, the cost of time and the thin border between work and leisure.

Pere Faura’s “Sweet Fever (all night version)” was performed during the last night of Foreign Affairs 2016, from 16 July, 22:00 until 17 July, 06:00.