New Performance by Andrea Božić and Julia Willms

How To Exit a Reality (Attempt 1 of 19) is a new performance by Andrea Božić and Julia Willms (both working at Marci Panis) in collaboration with the moon. A playful journey through different realities, this new performance is based on the Metonic score: a cycle where the Moon returns to exactly the same place in the night sky and against the same backdrop of the stars every 19 years. Especially for the occasion of the premiere at SPRING in Autumn, they have prepared the exact same night sky in Utrecht as it was in 1603, the year the witch-hunt ended in the Netherlands and 2059, the year of the first human settlement on the moon. The waning half-moon is the best time to reverse circumstances. For the performance, Andrea Božić and Julia Willms have collected night-time dreams, memories, scientific models, moon rituals and SciFi fiction, all relating to the moon, spanning from the distant past to the deep-time future. The two performers take the audience on a journey through these different realities merging them with the architectural space of the theatre, so they all take place at the same time here and now.  How To Exit a Reality (Attempt 1 of 19) is a performance based on the escape room principle: we are looking for an exit but every time we find one, we end up in another reality. The two performers apply dream logic and gameplay to the world, approaching it as an existential virtual game – one that we can navigate, change, shift and play, or attempt to exit its logic. Every exit we take brings us to yet another reality – until even the space here and now becomes yet another fluid fiction. 

28 October 19:00 SPRING in Autumn, Utrecht        – tickets
29 October 19:00 SPRING in Autumn, Utrecht        – tickets
29 October 21:30 SPRING in Autumn, Utrecht        – tickets
3 December 20:30 Frascati, Amsterdam                  – tickets
4 December 20:30 Frascati, Amsterdam                  – tickets
5 December 20:30 Frascati, Amsterdam                  – tickets