PoroCity – Theater Ins Blau – LEIDEN

23 February 2019, Theater Ins Blau, Leiden

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Saturday 23 February 2019, 19:00 hrs

Saturday 23 February 2019, 21:00 hrs


PoroCity by choreographer Andrea Božić and visual artist Julia Willms travels further through the city. After the Orphanage House by Aldo van Eyck, Frascati, ROC TOP NDSM school and Huize Frankendael, PoroCity travels on to Leiden. On 23 Feburay 2019, the whole building and the surroundings of Theater Ins Blau will become part of the performance. PoroCity takes the audience through a labyrinth of spaces inside and outside.

‘As a spectator and a ‘walker’ you experience a strange mix of personal memories, your own social and historical references and associations, combined with the wonderful logic of dreams that have their own architecture.’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 (Orphanage House) designed by Aldo van Eyck, Huize Frankendael, Frascati Theatre, ROC TOP NDSM 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 and the country.

Part of the performance is the audio-visual installation Through The Looking Glasses by Andea Božić, Julia Willms and Robert Pravda, a ‘no-space’ experience based on the Ganzfeld effect. The installation can be visited before and after the performance

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concept, script, choreography and space Andrea Božić & Julia Willms light Vinny Jones, Paul Beumer sound Robert Pravda performers Matthew Day and Julia Willms management & production Marieke van Bueren technique Paul Beumer  many thanks to Mala Kline and all the dreamers who have shared their dreams with us

Production: TILT

Residency: BUDA Kunstencentrum

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 Amsterdam and DAS Research.

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