Performance by Andrea Božić and Julia Willms | TILT

2 & 3 May 2018, 18.30 and 21.30 hrs at Frascati Theater

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‘As a spectator and a ‘walker’ you experience a strange mix of personal memories, your own social and historical references and associations, combined with the wonderful logic of dreams that have their own architecture.’ ★★★★ Theaterkrant


PoroCity is a performance as a journey based on mapping dreams into special architectural locations. The familiar but elusive logic of dreams merges with everyday reality and, in their overlap, a third space emerges – a porous space we do not know yet. A space where anything is possible.
PoroCity weaves the dreams collected from various people into a larger dream narrative. Two performers alias ‘dreamers’ lead the audience through a labyrinth of spaces and map the dreams as though they take place in the here and now. PoroCity moves through a series of special architectural buildings as a living organism, in Amsterdam and further, such as Burgerweeshuis designed by Aldo van Eyck, Frascati Theatre and other iconic locations. Each location is a unique experience where the dreams, the location, the building, the audience and the space itself are woven into each other and become part of the performance. The whole series becomes a performance in itself: a unique journey through the city.

As part of PoroCity, we have made a special version of Through the Looking Glasses, the audio-visual installation based on the Ganzfeld effect.


A special version moving through the whole building of the Frascati with an extended programme on 2 and 3 May 2018. Full programme here Tickets via Frascati


18:30 & 21:30
a performance by Andrea Božić and Julia Willms

an extended version of the installation based on Ganzfeld effect (no space experience)
by Andrea Božić,  Julia Willms and Robert Pravda

a sound installation by Robert Pravda

(following the 18:30 performance)
two evenings of talks with invited guests

2 May: Dream Logic
what if we take organic structures, such as the dream logic seriously
to re-think our relationship to our environment:
the structures that we build, the nature and each other?

3 May: Urban Environment and Mental mapping
how can we re-imagine our urban environment departing from
an organic approach to space?


Performance dates PoroCity:
•    2 & 3 May Frascati Theatre, Amsterdam (two performances a day: 18:30 & 20:30 hrs) (tickets via www.frascatitheater.nl)
•    22 June 2018 Burgerweeshuis in collaboration with GET LOST, Amsterdam
•    20-22 July Over het IJ festival, Amsterdam
•    February 2019 La Casa Encendida, Madrid
•    February 2019 Theater Ins Blau, Leiden

Further dates and info: FB TILT

PoroCity premieres at the Burgerweeshuis (Orphanage) designed by the Dutch designer Aldo van Eyck and further appears on a series of special locations in Amsterdam, Netherlands and internationally and is on tour until March 2019.


Premiere: 21 and 23 March 2018, 20.30, try out, Burgerweeshuis (Orphanage) by Aldo van Eyck, BPD, Frascati; 24 March 2018, 18.30 and 21.00 premiere, Burgerweeshuis by Aldo van Eyck, BPD, Frascati; 25 March 2018, 18.30 and 21.00, Burgerweeshuis by Aldo van Eyck, BPD, Frascati

The Burgerweeshuis (Orphanage) (1960) was designed by one of the most famous 20th century Dutch architects Aldo van Eyck to provide accommodation for 125 orphans. The building looks like a casbah or a labyrinth, composed of innumerable interior and exterior spaces interconnected in a complex order and merging into one another almost imperceptibly. In Van Eyck’s vision, the private and the collective were closely linked and the boundary between the building and the city had to be broken down. The Burgerweeshui has just undergone a major restoration and transformation and will soon be open to the public.

BPD is one of the largest European area developers and has been investing in art and culture for decades. BPD has made the Burgerweeshuis available to PoroCity.


The Passage – Episode 1 (Research): 10/11 November 2016, Frascati Theatre Amsterdam (NL), Walk on Water 14 June 2017, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain;


Concept, script, choreography and space: Andrea Božić and Julia Willms; Performers: Matthew Day and Julia Willms; Light design: Vinny Jones, Paul Beumer; Sound: Robert Pravda; TILT management and production: Marieke van Beuren; Technique: Paul Beumer; Thanks to Mala Kline and all the dreamers who have shared their dreams with us

Produced by TILT, residency: Kunstcentrum BUDA. The performance is made possible by the financial contribution of the Performing Arts Fund (Fonds Podiumkunsten), the Amsterdam Fund for the Art (Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst), Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Stadsdeel Oost and the SED. Thanks to Frascati.
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