Choreography: Andrea Božic & Julia Willms
With: Matthew Day & Julia Willms
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.
On 22 February 2019 at 19.00 and 21.00, we perform a special version for Theater Ins Blau: the whole building of Theater Ins Blau becomes part of the performance. PoroCity takes the audience on a journey through its labyrinth of stages, backstage spaces, offices, hallways and beyond. The performance moves through the spaces of Theater Ins Blau in a way we normally do not.
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 premiered at the Burgerweeshuis (Orphanage) designed by Aldo van Eyck in Amsterdam and moves through a series of special architectural buildings as a living organism, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and further. 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 beyond.
As part of the performance, we are presenting 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 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 and the SED regulation. Thanks to BPD and Frascati.
“'As a spectator and a 'walker’ you experience a strange mix of personal memories, your own social and historical references and associations, combined with the wonderful logic of dreams that have their own architecture.”
“Herinneringen, associaties en de wonderbaarlijke logica van dromen”