15. 2. 2023 | 20:00
16. 2. 2023 | 18:00
Palác Akropolis

Price: 450 Kč / 320 Kč

A choreography for several polystyrene shapes and one human.

MATERIA explores the possibilities of one material, polystyrene, to the point it becomes alive and protagonist of the events on stage. The role of the performer shifts towards the one of the facilitator, and the focus is constantly negotiated between object, manipulator and manipulation.

A path leads and follows the material from the hesitating movement quality of a delicate encounter to the loud soundscape of a self-sufficient apparatus. Drifting between calmness and darkness, between discovery and destruction.

The piece tries not to force a narrative but rather let the audience project their own narrative on the images presented on stage. Within a set score, objects are free to perform and take initiatives.

The show will be followed by a discussion.

MATERIA has been awarded by circusnext European Circus Label.

Creation & Performance: Andrea Salustri
Lighting Design & Technical Direction: Michele Piazzi
Technical Team: Andrea Parolin, Andreas Harder
Sound Design: Federico Coderoni
Original Music: Ah! Kosmos, Federico Coderoni
Creative Advisors: Kalle Nio, Roman Müller, Darragh McLoughlin, Alex Lempert, Benjamin Richter, Matthias Buhrow, Mariagiulia Serantoni
Co-production: PERPLX

Residencies Espace Périphérique – La Villette, La Maison des Jonglages, Cirqu’Aarau, Katapult, Zirkusquartier Zürich, La Briqueterie CDCN du Val-de-Marne, kunstencentrum BUDA, PERPLX

Further support circusnext European Platform co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, CHAMÄLEON Productions, Cirqu’Aarau, circus re:searched, Berlin Senate Department for Culture & Europe, TelepART programme of the Finnish Institute in Germany.

Duration:  55 min
Age: 6+ years