Berlin (BE)

“Breathtaking! And exciting, because each of the characters
tells a true story.  A collection of collective stories.
This work is a descent into the heart of humanity.” Le Figaro


For the first time in Milan, the Belgian company acclaimed throughout Europe with an aesthetically irresistible theatrical installation with intelligent content.

A famous pianist realises on stage that she has studied the wrong concerto – A neurosurgeon swaps the head and body of two monkeys, they survive – In Japan there are 700,000 people who live as hikikomori, locked in their bedrooms for at least a year, completely detached from social life – Six degrees of separation, a theory that states that each individual can connect with another through no more than 6 intermediaries in the world.

Thirty stories, transformed into as many video monologues with a dramaturgical construction that creates coherence between them. The duration of each intervention will be exactly the same. Different interactions will take place at different times. Directors Bart Baele and Yves Degryse have encountered interesting people, facts, anecdotes, adventures, intrigues and thoughts. The themes that emerged from these stories are eclectic: from philosophical hypotheses to scientific detail to anecdotes, etc. A large oval structure on the perimeter of which 30 screens/stories are mounted, accommodates 30 spectators


A project by ZONA K e Triennale Teatro dell’Arte 

c/o  Triennale Teatro dell’Arte – viale Alemagna, 6
30 spectators for each performance

Performance surtitled in Italian and English



Concept BERLIN (Bart Baele, Yves Degryse) Set design BERLIN, Manu Siebens Text Kirsten Roosendaal, Yves Degryse, Bart Baele Editing Bart Baele, Geert De Vleesschauwer, Yves Degryse Soundtrack and mixing Peter Van Laerhoven Camera Geert De Vleesschauwer Technical direction Robrecht Ghesquière Research and dramaturgy Natalie Schrauwen with Derek Blyth, Sergey Glushkov, François Pierron, Juan Albeiro Serrato Torres, Rinat Shaham, Shizuka Hariu, Shlomi Krichely, Jonas Jonsson, Nirman Arora, Suneet Chhabra, Luci Comincioli, Roger Christmann, Regina Vilaça, Pat Butler, Walter Müller, Adela Efendieva, Andrew Mugisha, Ramesh Parekh, Nico Mäkel, Wim Mäkel, Tamas Sandor, Philippe Cappelle, Romik Rai, Brecht Ghijselinck, Vladimir Bondarev, Andrei Tarasov, Matsumoto Kazushi, Bob Turner, Geert-Jan Jansen, Kurt Lannoye, Robrecht Ghesquière, Laura Fierens, Patryk Wezowski, Hilde Verhelst, Christina Davidsen production BERLIN in co-production with Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg [DE], KunstenfestivaldesArts [Brussels – BE], le CENTQUATRE [Paris – FR], Dublin Theatre Festival [IE], Centrale Fies [Dro – IT], Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival [Groningen – NL], La Bâtie – Festival de Genève [CH], Zomer van Antwerpen [BE]. project co-produced by NXTSTP, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union and ONDA – Office national de diffusion artistique BERLIN is associated artist with CENTQUATRE [Paris – FR] with the support of the Flemish Government

Gob Squad (DE/UK)

Featuring Fanny Alexander.

“Be yourself, be honest with yourself, follow your dreams and reach for the stars”. This is the mantra of a generation that prizes individualism as the ultimate expression of freedom. But who is this “self” you think you are? How did you become who you think you are? What makes you, really you? And what happens when we venture outside the concept of ‘uniqueness’?

Gob Squad takes the audience through twenty years of work, made up of collective processes, big ideas, videos and soundtracks, and in doing so leaves the stage, blends in with the audience creating shifts of identities and bodies. As the audience gets involved the collective identity develops through a playful and experimental perspective.

Using a technique Gob Squad calls ‘remote acting’, the show begins with a conventional lecture and ends as a moving meditation on the nature of the self. It is an experience that balances curiosity, courage, risk-taking, and the relationship between childhood freedom and shared responsibility for everything that happens.

The Milan version is performed by Marco Cavalcoli and Andrea Argentieri for Fanny & Alexander


Concept Gob Squad Concept Johanna Freiburg, Sean Patten, Sharon Smith, Berit Stumpf, Sarah Thom, Bastian Trost, Simon Will Sound Jeff McGrory, Martin Cooper Video Sarah Harrison, Sean Patten Production Management Eva Hartmann UK Producer Ayla Suveren Interns Valeria Germain Production Gob Squad With the support of Senatsverwaltung for Science, Research and Culture Berlin and The Arts Council of England Photos Jean-Philippe Offord/ Cartel Photos


Gob Squad (DE/UK)

A ZONA K project in collaboration with Triennale Teatro dell’Arte.

Overwhelming, involving, noisy, Revolution Now! dusts off from the past the revolutionary moments decisive for humanity with which the public, as in history, will have to get involved. Because for one evening it will be “all or nothing”.

“A magnificent, courageous and epic theatrical experience.”
The Guardian

Gob Squad, the most provocative British-German collective of the moment, exponents of a theatre that challenges representation and the public and transfers them directly into the “temples” of urban life, has decided to stage at least one of them and transform the theatre into the bubbling headquarters of a group of revolutionaries, connected live to the channel of a small TV station that broadcasts non-stop proclamations, manifestos and songs of revolt.


Is it time for a revolution? Aren’t our lives a little too comfortable? Are we ready to sacrifice them for the cause?
It is certain that the word ‘revolutionary’ has lost its meaning since it became glamour, a label for selling practically anything, from rock stars to sanitary towels.


Played in English, with scenic translation in Italian
c/o Triennale Teatro dell’Arte – viale Alemagna, 6


conception and interpretation Johanna Freiburg, Sean Patten, Sharon Smith, Berit Stumpf, Sarah Thom, Laura Tonke, Bastian Trost, Simon Will live music and arrangements Christopher Uhe, Masha Qrella video Miles Chalcraft, Kathrin Krottenthaler sound Jeff McGrory technical direction Chris Umney costumes Pieter Bax dramaturgy and executive production Christina Runge dramaturgical consultants Aenne Quiñones, Götz Leineweber artistic assistants Milena Kipfmüller, Tina Pfurr interns Hannah Senft, Florian Wessels Gob Squad Management Eva Hartmann tour management Mat Hand production Gob Squad co-produced Donaufestival Niederösterreich, Schauspiel Köln and Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz with the support of Berliner Kulturverwaltung photos Thomas Aurin
* extraordinary participation of Marco Cavalcoli (Fanny & Alexander) for the Italian version



Gob Squad is a seven-headed monster, an artistic collective with seven leaders. It has a schizophrenic identity: two nations and two languages. For over 20 years Gob Squad has been searching for a new way to combine media and performance, producing performances, video installations, radio plays, films and urban interventions. Gob Squad was founded in 1994, while its members were still at Nottingham Trent University and Giessen. Berlin has been the creative home of the group since 1999. Its members are: Johanna Freiburg, Sean Patten, Sharon Smith, Berit Stumpf, Sarah Thom, Bastian Trost and Simon Will. Other artists are invited to collaborate on particular projects. Their productions have been performed all over the world: Super Night Shot (2003), Gob Squad’s Kitchen (2007, winner of New York’s Drama Desk Award 2012), Saving The World (2008, winner of the Goethe Preis at the Impulse Festival), Before Your Very Eyes (2011), Western Society (2013) and the most recent War And Peace (2016).

Willi Dorner (AT)

Bodies in urban spaces is an artistic intervention in city spaces for twenty performers, halfway between theatre and installation. Crowded under a bench, wedged between a group of trees, poised over a fountain, perched on top of walls or camouflaged between door jambs, the artists’ bodies take the public on an unusual itinerary through the spaces of their city. They involve passers-by, residents and the public in the discovery of new performance possibilities and offer new suggestions with which to observe already familiar places. Present for many years in the most important European festivals, the Viennese choreographer Willi Dorner creates with this unusual intervention in urban spaces a real site-specific action, working from city to city with groups of local performers.



The show is itinerant and will be covered on foot.

Departure point: Biblioteca Dergano – Bovisa, Via Filippo Baldinucci, 76
Public transport: bus 82, 92 / tram 2 / Ferrovie Nord Milano and Passante Ferroviario (Bovisa-Politecnico at 850 mt), M3 (Dergano at 950 mt)
Place of arrival: in the middle of Milan



conception Willi Dorner assistant choreographers Esther Steinkogler, Ian Per Dolan photos Lisa Rastl; performers for Milan Carolina Amoretti, Alice Bassetti, Davide Boi, Alessandra Bonincontro, Andrea Campani, Lorenzo Covello, Simona Drago, Antonella Fittipaldi, Alice Giuliani, Cinzia Galliani, Elisa Ghion, Lucrezia Palandri, Melania Pallini, Simone Paris, Mauro Plebani, Samuel Puggioni, Edoardo Sgambato, Francesca Sproccati, Clara Storti, Daniele Tenze assistant for Milan Luci Mazzi organisation Federica di Rosa logistic support Fattoria Vittadini


Viennese choreographer Willi Dorner creates stage performances, site-specific projects, films and installations presented at major international festivals. Bodies in urban spaces (2007) won major international recognition (award for interdisciplinary art at the KOÏNZI-DANCE Festival in Hamburg) and was shown in more than 90 cities worldwide. Finally, Dorner made the short films TREID (1999), mazy (2003), body trail and fleeting (2009), set in motion (2012) and every-one (2015) for cinema.


European cities are growing by the day. They are incorporating the suburbs and becoming metropolises. They are soaring into the sky with important new architectural experiments. They are the driving forces behind economic, social and cultural development, privileged meeting places, incubators of innovation and conflict. They are magnets for immigrants and anyone in search of change. Fast, dynamic, pulsating, but also inhuman, stressful, complex. Increasingly, they tend to lose their specific traits and become confused and similar. Milan is no different. Increasingly innovative, increasingly European, increasingly metropolitan. And, in our opinion, increasingly beautiful.

Focus Urban is therefore a tribute to our city and, at the same time, a form of research, a questioning of its limits and potential. Together with the artists involved, we will try to rediscover it and retell it, bringing its inhabitants onto the stage, penetrating its intimacy with performances in private homes, inhabiting places of transit such as hotels, and reinterpreting public space with Willi Dorner’s performers.



14 – 15 September 2017 h. 20.00
El Conde De Torrefiel (ES)

[performance c/o Triennale Teatro dell’Arte].

23 – 24 and 29 – 30 September 2017 h. 17.45
Cie Willi Dorner (AU)

[urban performance c/o locations in the Isola-Garibaldi districts].

30 September h. 20.00 + 1 October 2017 h. 17.00
and every Wednesday and Thursday from 4 to 26 October 2017 h. 20.00
Rimini Protokoll (Haug/Kaegi/Wetzel) (DE/CH)
[theatrical table game for 15 spectators c/o private homes].
in collaboration with Stanze

6 – 7 October 2017 h. 20.30 + 8 October 2017 h. 17.00
Fattoria Vittadini (IT)
[dance c/o private houses]

26 – 29 October 2017 h. 18.00, 19.00, 20.00
Snaporaz (IT)
[performance c/o Hotel ZONA Garibaldi].




Rimini Protokoll (DE/CH)

A Rimini Protokoll [Haug/Kaegi/Wetzel] production.

What is Europe really? A geographical border, a cultural identity, a coalition of states? It is often said that Europe is too theoretical an idea for individuals to talk about from their own experience. Rimini Protokoll contrasts this abstract idea of Europe with the individuality and intimacy of a private flat. 15 people take part in a living room performance, a sort of guided role play, which interweaves personal stories and political mechanisms of Europe in an attempt to answer the question: how much Europe is in all of us?



Each show takes place in a different house, travelling through hundreds of flats all over Europe, building a network that extends from door to door across the continent rather than starting from a centre.

The elements and images collected during the visits will be shared, anonymously, online at, thus implementing a constantly developing European archive.

In collaboration with STANZE

c/o private houses in the city of Milan
The exact address will be communicated by sms the day before the beginning of the show.

From 23 March every Thursday until 15 June 2017 at 8.30 p.m.
From 3 May extra performances every Wednesday
Sunday 26 March at 17.00 also open to 11<14 years old.

23/03 ZONA PAGANO (made)
26/03 ZONA BRENTA (done)
30/03 ZONA PAGANO (done)
06/04 NAVIGLI AREA (done)
13/04 CENISIO AREA (done)
20/04 FOPPA-SOLARI AREA (done)
03/05 ISOLA AREA (done)
04/05 NAVIGLI AREA (done)
10/05 LIMA ZONE (done)
11/05 SARPI ZONE (done)
17/05 MOSCOW AREA (done)
18/05 CITTA’ STUDI AREA (done)
24/05 ISOLA AREA (done)
25/05 NAVIGLI AREA (done)
31/05 P.TA ROMANA ZONE (done)
01/06 ZONE P.TA VENEZIA (done)
07/06 GARIBALDI ZONE (done)
14/06 ZONA BESANA (done)
15/06 ZONA CITTA’ STUDI (done)


Conception, text, direction: Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi, Daniel Wetzel Dramaturgy: Katja Hagedorn Interaction Design: Claes Schwennen, Mirko Dietrich, Hans Leser, Grit Schuster Assistant Interaction Design: Philipp Arnold Set Design: Lena Mody, Belle Santos Assistant Set Design: Ran Chai Bar-zvi Production: Juliane Männel, Anna Florin Technical Direction: Sven Nichterlein Web Design: Tawan Arun + Ralph Gowers (Programming) Artistic Collaboration Tour Milano: Anton Rose, Claes Schwennen Web Editing: Anton Rose Photo credits: © Rimini Protokoll / Illustration: María José Aquila, © Pigi Psimenou, © Expanderfilms, © Pigi Psimenou, © Expander films
For Milan: readaptation text Valentina Kastlunger, masters of ceremony Andrea Panigatti and Enrico Pittaluga (Generazione Disagio), technical support Alice Marinoni, Silvia Orlandi

Home Visit Europe is a production of Rimini Apparat. In coproduction with Archa Theatre Prague (CZ). BIT Teatergarasjen/Bergen International Festival (NO). Frascati Teater Amsterdam (NL). HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin (D). Kaaitheater Brussels (BE). LIFT London (GB). Malta Festival Poznan (PL). Mungo Park (DK). Sort/Hvid (DK). Teater Nordkraft (DK). Théâtre de la Commune Aubervilliers (FR). Théâtre Garonne (FR). Teatro Maria Matos (PT). A House on Fire commission / co-production with the support of the Cultural Program of the European Union. The project is supported by Capital Culture Fund Berlin.



Rimini Protokoll is today perhaps the most awarded artistic collective in Europe and a fundamental point of reference for all avant-garde theatre. Its members, Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel, came together in 2000 to form a collective of writer-directors. Since 2002, all their works – plays, radio plays, films and installations – have been signed Rimini-Protokoll. The focus of their research is the development of the expressive means of theatre to provoke new looks at reality. Each work draws on real life and uses elements and people from concrete situations and specific places. Thus Haug, Kaegi and Wetzel proclaim a general assembly of Daimler-Benz a play and, in doing so, transform it into one; they realise the 100% City project by bringing 100 real citizens onto the stage as a statistical sample to represent, among others, cities such as Berlin, Zurich, London, Melbourne, Copenhagen or San Diego. Or they go on tour with a group of Nigerian-European businessmen for the Lagos Business Angels project and with the paraplegic MC Hallwachs for the play Qualitätskontrolle (Haug / Wetzel) or create soundtracks for the most diverse cities in the world with the REMOTE X project (Kaegi). In April 2008 they won the European Theatre Prize in Thessaloniki in the category “New Realities”, and in 2011 the entire work of Rimini-Protokoll was awarded the Silver Lion at the 41. Venice Theatre Biennale.


NO99 (EE)

In 2010, the Estonian company Theatre NO99 staged a production that brought the whole of Estonian society onto the stage.

NO75 Unified Estonia is the name of a fictitious political movement created by the company that a large part of the audience accepted as a real political force. In an original way it combined theatre, performing arts, politics, media and civil society.

For 44 days – from the first press conference to the founding convention of the fake party (attended by more than 7000 people) – the project was filmed to become a documentary. NO55 Ash and Money is the first film by Theatre NO99. It is a documentary that tells the story of how NO75 Unified Estonia was conceived, through interviews with those who worked behind the scenes but also with many politicians who collaborated and witnessed the process of creating the biggest performance event seen in recent European history. NO75 Unified Estonia encapsulates the fears and hopes, the manipulations and disappointments that underlie politics in our contemporary democracies.



A huge simulation of hyperpopulism to reflect how much excessive populism there is in reality. The documentary shows the variety of emotions and dramatic vicissitudes experienced by the creators of NO75 Unified Estonia.

NO55 Ash and Money has received recognition and acclaim at the numerous film festivals where it has been presented around the world.



In Estonian, subtitled in Italian


A film by: Tiit Ojasoo, Ene-Liis Semper Filming: Rein Kotov Sound: Harmo Kallaste Editors: Rein Kotov, Ene-Liis Semper Executive Producers: Piret Tibbo-Hudgins, Rein Kotov Production: Allfilm and NO99



Theatre NO99 is a company and theatre based in Tallinn, Estonia. Founded in 2005 under the leadership of Ene-Liis Semper and Tiit Ojasoo. Theatre NO99 has immediately enjoyed international success at various European festivals. Over the years it has been a guest at Wiener Festwochen, Festival d’Avignon, HAU Berlin, KVS Brussels, Münchner Kammerspiele, NET Festival and Golden Mask in Moscow. It has produced works of great variety in form including many international co-productions. Since its foundation it has been expressly stated that Theatre NO99 will only do 99 productions and then it will be dissolved.

Takla Improvising Group

ingresso: € 6,00 a persona

Pubblico max 90 tra adulti e bambini disposti a semicerchio sullo stesso livello dei performer.
Età: 0>100. Ottimale famiglie con bambini 0>7 anni
Musica: Tutti gli strumenti sono acustici. Non è richiesta amplificazione.
Durata: 45 minuti

Piccole Meraviglie è un progetto innovativo e sperimentale dell’associazione culturale Takla Improvising Group, attiva sul territorio lombardo dal 1998 nella diffusione della pratica dell’improvvisazione di musica, danza, teatro e arti visive. Piccole Meraviglie è la versione made in Italy del progetto olandese Wonderland. Ha debuttato alla Triennale di Milano nel 2011 grazie al sostegno di Fondazione Cariplo nell’ambito del progetto diresidenze Etre e ad oggi è stata vista e “vissuta” da circa 2.500 famiglie.

Si tratta di una performance di danza e musica dal vivo rivolta a bambini e genitori. Più che una performance per i bambini è una performance con i bambiniprevede un primo momento in cui i bambini sono solo spettatori di un evento improvvisativo di danza e musica dal vivo ed una seconda parte in cui bambini diventano performer. Tutto avviene attraverso la comunicazione non verbale e i bambini, una volta preso il coraggio di “entrare” in scena, diventano piccoli artisti che dialogano con i performer, comunicando con loro attraverso il corpo e i suoni.

Piccole Meraviglie è una filosofia di pensiero, che accoglie i bambini di ogni età e di ogni colore uniti dal linguaggio non verbale. Crea e favorisce l’integrazione, abbatte le barriere. È un modo di “fare” e “sentire” l’arte, la scena, il teatro.


Cristina Negro – danza e organetto
(Milano, 1963) Danzatrice, coreografa, formatrice. Laureata in Lettere Moderne. Formatasi in Italia e in Francia con Teri Weikel, Roberto Castello, Carolyn Carlson, Francoise e Dominique Dupuy. Dal 1998 docente presso l’Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca all’interno della Facoltà di Scienze della Formazione. È vicepresidente dell’Associazione Culturale Takla Improvising Group finalizzata alla promozione e alla diffusione dell’improvvisazione tra le arti. Si occupa di formazione nelle scuole come docente all’interno del progetto internazionale Mus-e.

Filippo Monico – batteria, percussioni, oggetti sonori
Milano, 1955) Attivo dai primi anni 70, ha collaborato assiduamente con Guido Mazzon, Gaetano Liguori, Giorgio Gaslini, Massimo Urbani, Danilo Terenzi, Paolino Della Porta, e numerosi altri musicisti partecipando a concerti e registrazioni tra gli altri con Enrico Rava, Paul Rutherford, Lester Bowie, Don Cherry, Steve Lacy, Evan Parker. E’ stato nel “Muzic Circo” di Roberto Bellatalla con Daniele Cavallanti ed Edoardo Ricci. Lavora in Olanda e Inghilterra con Tristan Honsinger, Sean Bergin, Antonello Salis e Sandro Satta. Ha realizzato una ventina di pubblicazioni registrate con diverse formazioni musicali. Si dedica all’improvvisazione sia radicale che jazzistica in dialogo con Danza, Pittura, Poesia, Teatro e Video. Guida il “Takla Jazz”.



Mala Kline (SLO)

in collaboration with DANAE FESTIVAL
under the patronage of the Consulate General of the Republic of Slovenia in Milan

idea, texts, creation and performance Mala Kline 
space, costumes and lighting Petra Veber
music Alen and Nenad Sinkauz (East Rodeo) 
musical arrangements Luka Ropret
live music Sašo Kalan in Luka Ropret sound design & feedback Sašo Kalan 
technical director Zoran Grabarac
executive producer Ziga Predan
production Pekinpah/Kink Kong & E.P.I. center
co-production DasArts Amsterdam, Kino Šiška, Student Center Zagreb – Culture of Change – Theater &TD, Tanzquarter Wien, EN-KNAP / Španski borci
partners Narodni dom Maribor, SON:DA
with the support of modul-dance, Ministry of Culture RS, Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport RS, City of Ljubljana and with the support of Culture Programme of the European Union in the frame of modul-dance project.

Dancer, choreographer and performer of Slovenian origin, Mala Kline studied art and philosophy in Ljubljana, Amsterdam and New York and is one of the most interesting artistic figures in the Balkan region. Her work seeks the emotional representation of inner worlds and an authentic and disruptive relationship between performer and audience.
EDEN is not a paradise lost, it is not a place of peace and bliss. EDEN is a place of healing with a razor blade, an elsewhere in which to find oneself, awake and open, exposed to the beauty and cruelty of events. Mala Kline dances, sings, acts; she interprets multiple figures, animals, emotions with a rare strength, an original and entirely personal ability to convey what she defines as “the human essence” with authenticity, sincerity and brilliant irony.

In this second edition, PLAY-K(ei) looks at Europe and gives life to PLAY-Europe, a special journey within the season dedicated this year entirely to the Balkans and Croatia’s entry into the EU.


EDEN trailer