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Opening time

Today we are open from 10.30 am to 8.30 pm

Opening time

Today we are open from 10.30 am to 8.30 pm


11 - 13 MAY 2018

Ticket 15,00 Euros
Ticket under 30/over 65 10,00 Euros
Students 7,00 Euros
Children under 12 years old are not allowed.
The design of the set may not guarantee the entrance to people with wheelchairs.
Friday and Saturday 6.30 pm, 6.50 pm, 7.10 pm, 7.30 pm, 7.50 pm, 8.10 pm, 8.30 pm, 8.50 pm, 9.10 pm.
Sunday 11.00 am, 11.20 am, 11.40 am, 12.00 pm, 12.20 pm, 12.40 pm, 1.00 pm, 1.20 pm, 1.40 pm.
Running time 40’
Installation available in Italian and English
Limited availability
Triennale Teatro dell'Arte
The national premiere of Nettles by Trickster-p, a project on the theme of childhood that places the spectator at the center of the scene, in a unique and emotional performance.

“Company winner of the Swiss theater Award for the insatiable curiosity and the absolute necessity for perfectionism in their aesthetics.”

Trickster-p presents the Italian premiere of Nettles, a project on the theme of childhood that places the spectator at the center of the theatrical event, in a unique and emotional experience. Nettles, 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? Or perhaps, childhood is something that accompanies our life keeping together all its various parts, belonging to different moments? There are no actors and performers, because all actions are generated by space itself, by the objects that inhabit it, by the sound, the light, and the words. The spectator witnesses what happens: a journey through metaphorical images connected to childhood in all its ambivalence. 

Performance for one spectator at a time.


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
soundscape: Zeno Gabaglio
artistic collaboration: Yves Regenass, Mamoru Iriguchi
IT consultancy: Roberto Mucchiut
space realization: F.M. Scenografie srl (Buccinasco)
work placement students: Gaia Bozzi, Veronica Ferrari, Martina Galbiati (students of the Bachelor of Scenography at NABA) with the supervision of Guarnone
graphic design and photos: studio CCRZ
special thanks to: Gessnerallee Zürich, NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Margherita Palli Course Leader of teh Bachelor of scenography at NABA and the professor Francesca Pedrotti
produced by: Trickster-p, LuganoInScena
co-produced by: FOG Triennale Milano Performing Arts , Teatro Sociale Bellinzona, Theater Chur, ROXY Birsfelden, TAK Theater Liechtenstein
with the support of: Pro Helvetia - Fondazione svizzera per la cultura, DECS Repubblica e Cantone Ticino - Fondo Swisslos, Municipio di Novazzano, Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater BS/BL, Percento culturale Migros, Göhner Stiftung, Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Fondazione Winterhalter

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