Family Event: +ERBA • A Forest in the City

Family Event: +ERBA • A Forest in the City

Compagnia TPO
Saturday, May 11, 2024 • 11:30AM
Special Announcement: 

This event is appropriate for ages 4 and up!

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Program Notes: 


+ERBA is an interactive show with two dancers who create together with children an imaginary city. The "architect" dancer observes the landscape and draws the city with houses and streets. The other dancer loves the earth, the insects and draws grass and trees. The two characters move in an empty scene where projections on two large aligned screens evoke a room of wonder. Here, their ideas, imagination and projects are drawn from movement and come to life. The architect creates houses full of color and light, the other dancer redesigns them by adding grass and trees. Slowly, an imaginary city grows by combining their different sensitivities. The newborn city becomes a living environment and new characters and new events are added. The children come to color and populate the city. Insects appear, the seasons change and the city gets bigger, busier and more complex. Their dream of a green city is coming true. But there is also a factory that grows and grows, scaring away insects, birds, people and making greenery disappear. Together with the children, the dancers will design a new space where nature will grow and where a "tree concert" can be expected. Take part of this creative experience: audience seating is on risers closer to the ground and audience participation is encouraged throughout! 

This event is appropriate for ages 4 and up!


Purchase 2 adult and 2 youth tickets for only $45!


This performance is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.