downhill downriver downtown
site specific - dance tours through cities & nature.
idea & concept: Andrea Boll, Melissa Ellberger
with Andrea Boll, Ivan Blagajcevic, Diane Gemsch,
Emilia Giudicelli, Chris de Feyter and possible local guests
artistic advice: Moos van den Broek
video & photo: Peter Kadar
With a proactive public that moves along, these tours lead over hills, along and into rivers and lakes, over bridges and squares, through buildings and streets. Throughout this walks we test locomotion strategies and instincts of humans and animals and make them tangible. By making the path to the destination, we expose and explore the ‘condition humaine’. For 30-90 minutes, we guide through a city and / or nature while you take the role of both: audience as well as active companion. We guarantee: change of perspective!
With its innovative approach and proposed interactivity, the company encourages an active viewing,
a participatory engagement on the part of the public and embraces and includes the spontaneous,
unforeseen (re)actions and contributions of random pedestrians passing by.
downhill, downriver and downtown are conceived as three independent performance - tours but can also be offered combined with each other as one tour. The company picks up and includes current issues of the day, contexts and locations. The company offers the tours as well for a young audience with the focus on interactivity.