Andrea Salustri (Italy)

Andrea Salustri (Italy)


A choreography for several polystyrene shapes and one human, that you can enjoy with the whole family.

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.

Andrea Salustri comes from Rome, where he learned contact juggling, fire manipulation, and has been working as a street artist. In 2013 he graduated cum laude in Philosophy at La Sapienza University in Rome, then decided to move to Berlin to pursue an education in contemporary dance. He first completed the Dance Intensive program at Tanzfabrik Berlin, and successively studied dance and choreography at HZT Berlin University.

Sat 6.07 19:30 Rakvere Teatri väike maja BUY TICKET (sold out)

Sun 7.07 14:00 Rakvere Teatri väike maja BUY TICKET (sold out)

Duration: 55 min
Language no problem
Show for the whole family, for the age 6+
The performance uses strobe light and stage smoke.

Creation & performance Andrea Salustri; Light design & technical direction Michele Piazzi; Technical team Andrea Parolin, Andreas Harder; Sound design Federico Coderoni; Creative advisors Kalle Nio, Roman Müller, Darragh McLoughlin, Alex Lempert, Benjamin Richter, Matthias Buhrow, Mariagiulia Serantoni.

Distributor Diffusion Carolina Ortega – Aurora Nova international theatre booking agency.
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 and Europe, TelepART programme of the Finnish institute in Germany.