Performance by Andrea Božić and Julia Willms | TILT

On 20 – 22 July, PoroCity travels to the other side of the Amsterdam water for a special version at the Over het IJ Festival. The performance moves through the ROC TOP school building and the surrounding harbour and industrial area currently undergoing fast development at NDSM ship yard.

‘As a spectator and a ‘walker’ you experience a strange mix of personal memories, your own social and historical references and associations, combined with the wonderful logic of dreams that have their own architecture.’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


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Friday 20 July 2018, 19:00 hrs

Friday, 20 Juy 2018, 21:30 hrs

Saturday, 21 July 2018, 16:30 hrs

Saturday, 21 July 2018, 21:30 hrs

Sunday, 22 July 2018, 16:30


The performance is in English.

The performance has limited capacity


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, Huize Frankendael, Frascati Theatre, ROC NOORD School 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.

PoroCity premiered at the Burgerweeshuis (Orphanage) designed by Aldo van Eyck, in collaboration with the BPD and Frascati in Amsterdam 21-25 March 2018.

• 8-9 October, Huize Frankendael, Amsterdam
• 15-17 February 2019 La Casa Encendida, Madrid
• 23 February 2019 Theater Ins Blau, Leiden

Info and updated performance dates: info & performance dates: http://www.andreabozic.com/porocity

Concept, script, choreography and space: Andrea Božić & Julia Willms Performers: Matthew Day & Julia Willms Light: Vinny Jones: Sound: Robert Pravda Technique and light: Paul Beumer Management & production TILT: Marieke van Bueren Publicity: Daisy Benz Production: TILT Residenty: BUDA Kunstencentrum. Many thanks to: Mala Kline and all the dreamers who have shared their dreams with us

The performance is made possible by the financial contribution of the Dutch Performing Arts Fund, the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Prins Bernhard Culture Fund, Stadsdeel East. This edition is financially supported by the BPD.

PoroCity is part of Spectra – space as an organism, a long term project around attention and space by choreographer Andrea Božić and visual artist Julia Willms. With Spectra, Božić and Willms develop performances and installations that incorporate the architectural space and the presence of the spectators as part of the work. There is no position outside. We are not in the space but we are space.



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