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28 NOV - 2 DEC 2018

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Triennale Teatro dell'Arte
We are sorry to announce that the performance Nettles by Trickster-p will not be presented during the scheduled dates, from November 28th to December 2nd, but will be re-scheduled for the next theatrical season.

“Trickster-p tenaciously develops his unmistakable style in a place that represents a meeting point between the theater of objects, set design and performance.” Premio svizzero del teatro 2017

After its Italian debut during the first edition of FOG festival, the Swiss company Trickster-p, winner of the Swiss Award for Theatre, returns at Triennale Teatro dell’Arte with Nettles, a project on the theme of childhood that places the spectator at the center of a unique and emotional experience. Nettles is a performative installation, a physical path where the spectator loses himself in the imaginative and evocative dimension of time. Is there a precise moment when childhood ends? There are no actors or performers, all actions are generated by space itself, by the objects that inhabit it, by the sound, the light, and the words. The spectator witnesses a journey through metaphorical images connected to childhood in all its ambivalence.


Trickster-p, artistic project created by the encounter between Cristina Galbiati and Ilija Luginbühl, develops an artistic research that moves on the border of different languages. In 2002 they founded Casa del tabacco in Novazzano, a space of creation and multidisciplinary research. Their work includes performances and installations such as Twilight, coreografia per la luce che muore (2016), the urban installation Sights (2014), B (2012), acoustic itinerary between rooms based on the fairytale of Snow White, .h.g. (2009), installation in nine rooms, Come una preghiera (2007), theatre installation for two actors and twenty two spectators, La vita: avvertenze e modalità d’uso, table theatre in homes (2005). They have participated in various residencies such as Re-position your practice (2017) at Arc Artist Residency, Romainmotier (CH) and from 2009 to 2015 they took part on numerous residencies in India and China as part of the project Artist in residence promoted by Pro Helvetia.


concept and realization: Cristina Galbiati, Ilija Luginbühl
dramaturg: Simona Gonella
soundspace: Zeno Gabaglio
artistic collaboration: Yves Regenass, Mamoru Iriguchi
IT consulting : Roberto Mucchiut
space design: F.M. Scenografie srl (Buccinasco)
interns: Gaia Bozzi, Veronica Ferrari, Martina Galbiati (students of the Bachelor's Degree in Scenic Design at NABA) with the supervision of: Francesca Guarnone
graphics and photos: studio CCRZ
special thanks to: Gessnerallee Zürich, NABA-Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Margherita Palli Course Leader of the Bachelor's Degree in Scenic Design at NABA and Professor Francesca Pedrotti
production: Trickster-p, LuganoInScena
co-production: FOG Triennale Milano Performing Arts, Teatro Sociale Bellinzona, Theater Chur, ROXY Birsfelden, TAK Theater Liechtenstein
supported by: Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater BS/BL, Percento culturale Migros, Göhner Stiftung, Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Fondazione Winterhalter
for the three-year period 2018-2020 Trickster-p is beneficiary of a joint support contract between Pro Helvetia - Fondazione svizzera per la cultura, Repubblica e Cantone Ticino, Comune di Novazzano
foto © Studio 9010

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