Ensemble Contemporain de Montreal


Vertical City is an interdisciplinary performance hub consisting of an evolving group of artists exploring the relationship between traditional theatrical performance and guided audience interaction. Drawing on a spectrum of approaches, including installation, spatial engineering, aerial movement, soundscape design, and intermediality, Vertical City works on a wide scale of proportions, from large architectural landscapes through participatory 1-2-1 encounters. All our work begins with a preoccupation with “navigation” and explores both the function of gravity and the possibilities for balance in the performance of urban life. Our projects emerge out of a desire for intimacy – within the performance context and between the performance and its audience.

Artistic Director: Bruce Barton (Director, Writer, Designer)
Dramaturg: Pil Hansen


Performance: Vertical City “Did you mean rocket?” November 16, 2018

Bruce Barton | Vertical City