Guinea Pigs (IT)


show | duration 80 min

c/o ZONA K, admission allowed with membership 2024

A theatrical fiction on citizenship rights that tells the story of the transition from adolescence to adulthood of a second-generation girl grappling with the construction of her identity, conflict with her family and her relationship with her origins, and the obstacles caused by missed citizenship rights in school life and in the world of sport. The story focuses on a pivotal moment in the protagonist’s life: her turning 18, and sees her coming to terms with the desires, expectations and renunciations that this ‘milestone’ brings to her existence. The show talks about school, the relationship between generations, education, privileges acquired by birth and rights denied by law. The adolescent characters are played by girls and boys met along the production route, while adult actors and actresses represent the family and the educating community. The show marks the culmination of three years of work by the Guinea Pigs Performing Arts Laboratory with groups of teenagers in Milan and Lombardy. Every aspect of the creative process is conceived, written in collaboration, and in dialogue with the working group: a collective and transgenerational creation process where each participant finds a space for storytelling, action, and representation. L’Italia è relativa also wants to be an opportunity to reflect on the unconscious privilege that concerns a large part of the population that is already Italian and to publicly question ourselves on what is the society we are imagining or are consciously deciding not to imagine.

a performance by Giulia Tollis and Riccardo Mallus with Letizia Bravi, Ivna Lamart, Marco De Francesca and a cast of adolescents still to be defined dramaturgy Giulia Tollis direction Riccardo Mallus and Mohamed Boughanmi Rengifo video Julian Soardi set design Stefano Zullo with the collaboration of Ilenia Mia Carrozzo, Giovanni Di Ponziano, Anna Simon Hanna production Laboratorio d’Arte Performativa Guinea Pigs with the support of MiC and SIAE in the framework of the programme “Per Chi Crea“, and ZONA K, Industria Scenica, Ilinxarium multidisciplinary artistic residence, Casa degli Artisti (Milan), Compagnia Carnevale, Barrio’s Cultural Centre

Photo by the artist

Laboratorio d’Arte Performativa Guinea Pigs creates performances, installations, events, and cultural experiences that investigate social issues in theatrical spaces and urban contexts and are the result of meetings and collaborations with third parties operating in the social field and other artistic disciplines. In 2022 the company, together with the publishing house Marcos Y Marcos and the Arci Post club in Parma, planned and realised a cycle of digital and live events to promote the fruition and diffusion of poetry as part of the project Atlante Sonoro della Poesia Mondiale (Sound Atlas of World Poetry) financed by the Fondazione Cariparma.

Agrupación Señor Serrano (ES)

There is a widely diffused image that traces the history of ideas: climbing a mountain, overcoming all difficulties to reach its top and, once there, being able to see the world “as it is”. Reaching the truth and not just shadows and reflections. It is a beautiful image in all respects.

But is it really so? Often looking from above you can see nothing but clouds and fog covering everything or a landscape that changes according to the time of day or the weather. What is the world like then? How is the truth? Is there the truth? Is the truth the top of a mountain to be crowned and that’s all, or rather a cold and inhospitable path that must be continually walked?

In The Mountain, the latest show by the award-winning Catalan company, the first expedition to Everest converges, the outcome of which is still uncertain today, Orson Welles sowing panic with his radio program The War of the Worlds, badminton players who they play baseball, a fake news website, a drone scanning the audience, lots of snow, mobile screens, fragmented images, and Vladimir Putin speaking content with trust and truth.

A white and diaphanous stage. Miniatures to scale on practicables, a radio studio, a reproduction of Everest, portable projection screens and film tripods form a space halfway between a TV set, a museum and a badminton court. A network of ideas, stories, images, actions and concepts is the basis of The Mountain’s dramaturgical framework. With these materials, unfolded in layers that mix, creating unexpected connections, the show presents itself as an unmapped exploration of the myth of truth.


A ZONA K co-production presented in collaboration with Olinda/Da vicino nessuno è normale

c/o Olinda/Da vicino nessuno è normale, Ex O.P. Paolo Pini – via Ippocrate, 45

Info: multimedia show – duration 70 min. – in English with Italian subtitles


creation Agrupación Señor Serrano dramaturgy and direction Àlex Serrano, Pau Palacios, Ferran Dordal performance Anna Pérez Moya, Àlex Serrano, Pau Palacios, David Muñiz management Art Republic A GREC production Festival de Barcelona, ​​Teatre Lliure, Conde Duque Centro de Cultura Contemporánea, CSS Stable Theater of Innovation of Friuli – Venezia Giulia, Teatro Stabile del Veneto – National Theater, ZONA K, Monty Kultuurfaktorij, Grand Theater, Feikes Huis With the support of Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat, Graner – Mercat de les Flors. Photo: © Jordi Soler





In Edgar Allan Poe’s story The man of the crowd, a chaotic and unpredictable world is described in which fascination and horror coexist. We are all witnesses and actors in a show where roles and origins are mixed in incessant movement. The crowd appears as a mysterious and disturbing entity that overpowers and annihilates the individual. Starting from the ideas of Poe’s story, the show explores the darkness that has characterised these last decades. Unhappiness, insecurity, suffering and uncertainty trigger fear and violence, a regression compared to the level of “civilization”, laboriously conquered and by now considered consolidated in Europe like in the United States, in India like in Australia and elsewhere. We live in a world that is more connected but less integrated. Resentment has become a global epidemic. We are stuck in the belly of a beast. Who is this beast? Are we this beast? Are they? Who are they? Think with your gut, when you have forgotten about your heart.


Conceived, written and performed by Isabelle Kralj, Mark Anderson and Alessandro Renda, the show is a gathering of three different countries, three cultures, different stories and languages, but with the same fears, the same questions, the same desires, the same insecurities. In the Belly of the Beast builds a multi-layered structure of stories, using different stylistic approaches and languages, alternating reality and dream, alienation and solidarity, irony and poetry. Between past and present. On the stage of the Theatre Season 2020 REALITY, a diverse and frantic humanity, figures of today and shadows from the past who present themselves through monologues and dialogues, music, video and movement.


c/o ZONA K

Info: show • duration 80 min. • in English, Slovenian and Italian with surtitles

Standard ticket: 15 € – Students/under 26/over 65/groups 10€



By and with Mark Anderson, Isabelle Kralj, Alessandro Renda, production Theatre Gigante (USA), Teatro delle Albe / Ravenna Teatro (IT)



In 2014, the show of the Teatro delle Albe Noise in the waters (by Marco Martinelli, with Alessandro Renda on stage) was on tour in the United States, guest at the La Mama Theater in New York, then in New Jersey and in Chicago. In Chicago, thanks to the invitation of Thomas Simpson (associate professor at Northwestern University of Chicago and translator in English of many important Italian authors, including Marco Martinelli), Isabelle Kralj and Mark Anderson, co-directors of Gigante Theater, attended the show and decided to host it in their city, Milwaukee (Wisconsin). That is how a fertile collaboration began that brought Alessandro Renda back to the United States the year after. The artistic bond between Isabelle Kralj, Mark Anderson and Alessandro Renda has been renewed in Italy, in Ravenna. The In the Belly of the Beast project is a new collaboration between the two companies in search of harmony, resonances and differences between poetry. It is the first co-production of the Teatro delle Albe with an American company and for the Giant Theatre it is the first co-production with a European company.


The show is canceled, according to the regional ordinance of 04/03/20 and will be rescheduled.


Catalan director Roger Bernat returns to ZONA K for the 2020 REALITY Theatre Season with a show that is about a highly topical theme.

In 2012, some inhabitants of Ceuta left their families to go to Syria. During the weeks that they were in Turkey and Damascus, they called their relatives regularly. The police tapped their phones and all recorded conversations were subsequently included in the dossier of the trial that took place in Madrid. The verdict was the conviction of eleven people for participation in the recruitment network of the Islamic State. It was the first trial in Spain against the collaborators of the Islamic State. The dossier is the heart of this show: an immersion not only in words of the suicide bombers but also of the people close to them, the translators, the police and the judges who followed the interceptions.

Three actresses read or repeat the telephone conversations of Samra, Sanae and Nayua, wives of three jihadists who immolated themselves in Syria during summer 2012. Their conversations are simultaneous. The audience, equipped with a 3-channel wireless headphone, must navigate through words to reconstruct the facts, as did the secret services a few years earlier. At the end of the show, no two spectators will have listened to the same conversation.


c/o ZONA K

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Info: show • duration 60 min. • in Italian

Standard ticket: 15€ – Students/under 26/over 65/gruppi: 10€

Part of the subscription shows


Performers: Silvia Calderoni, Matilde Facheris, Woody Neri and Giulia Salvarani, video design, technical direction and assistant director: Txalo Toloza, sound: Cristóbal Saavedra Vial, graphics: Marie-Klara González, general coordination: Helena Febrés Fraylich, coordination in Morocco: Arts I Love and Ahmed Hammoud, thanks to: DABATEATR (Rabat), Daha-Wassa (Rabat), Laura Gutiérrez, Toni Serra, JMBerenguer and Txiki Berraondo, show produced by Elèctrica Produccions (Barcelona), MUCEM (Marseille), Marche Teatro (Ancona ), Triennale Teatro dell’Arte (Milan), Festival Grec 2017 (Barcelona) and Temporada Alta (Girona), with the help of Les Bancs Publics / Les Rencontres à l’échelle (Marseille)


Roger Bernat, a Catalan artist and director, after having started his architecture and painting studies, studied dramaturgy and direction at the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona where he graduated in 1996, winning the extraordinary recognition. In the early years he worked as a director, playwright and performer with the General Elèctrica company which he directs together with Tomás Aragay. In 2008 he founded Roger Bernat/FFF and begins to create performances in which the audience takes the stage and becomes the protagonist. “Spectators are immersed in a device that invites them to obey or conspire, and in any case to pay with their own bodies and commitment.” The first participatory performance is Domini Públic (2008), followed by Pura Coincidencia (2009), La consagración de la Primavera (2010), Please continue (Hamlet) (2011), Pendiente de voto (2012), RE-presentation: Numax (2013), Desplazamiento del Palacio de la Moneda (2014), Numax-Fagor-plus (2014), We need to talk (2015), No se registran conversaciones de interés (2016-17) and The place of the Thing (2017 ).




Guinea Pigs (IT)

The #nuovipoveri show by the young Milanese company Guinea Pigs is a multi-disciplinary research path that investigates the relation between economy and society, self-perception, representation and self-narration of wealth and poverty. Istat speaks of 5 million poor people out of a population that exceeds 42 million inhabitants: the poor exceed 11% of the total population. There are the absolute poor who cannot face a minimum expenditure necessary to purchase basic necessities and services and the relative poor who live with an average monthly expenditure equal to or less than € 667.05. So Istat says that a poor person is someone who can’t meet the minimum consumption standards, who can’t spend money because he doesn’t have enough.

The Treccani dictionary defines a poor person as “the one who has scarce economic means, who lacks the necessary money and all that money can procure”, etymologically “the one who produces little”. #nuovipoveri is a project about money and its contradictions, about the power it has to change the balance and relationship dynamics, about how days are spent, the happiness of families and the construction of the identity of an entire society. Poverty of means and resources, of relationships, of ideas and knowledge, of concrete possibilities in imagining one’s own present and a possible future. Who are the new poor nowadays? How do they describe themselves? To society? And again how do they describe their society? And how much is true in this self-narration?


Info: show • duration 80 min. • in Italian


by and with: Letizia Bravi and Marco De Francesca, playwriting: Giulia Tollis, video: Julian Soardi sound design: Gianluca Agostini, set design: Stefano Zullo, light design: Martino Minzoni, direction: Riccardo Mallus, production: Ecate, in collaboration with Guinea Pigs, with support of ZONA K and Next – Laboratorio delle idee per la produzione e distribuzione dello Spettacolo dal Vivo Lombardo – Edition 2019/2020 and the support of Teatro delle Moire. Thanks to Il Magazzino of Antonio Mingarelli. A performative action included in “IntercettAzioni” Centro di Residenza Artistica della Lombardia: a project of Circuito CLAPS and Industria Scenica, Milano Musica, Teatro delle Moire, ZONA K, with support of the Regione Lombardia, MIC and Fondazione Cariplo


Guinea Pigs was created in 2014 in Milan. The first artistic project was the show Acts of War (2016). In 2017, in collaboration with the Out Off Theatre in Milan, they produced the show Casca la terra by Fabio Chiriatti, with whom they won the Siae Sillumina 2016 call for proposals. Also in 2017, they start the research path and creation of site specific projects between installation and performance In struggle with reality. The first stage, Sovra/Esposizioni, will be presented during the IT Festival. The second stage, Is the future a trap?, is co-produced by the Castel dei Mondi Festival and sees the collaboration of Guinea Pigs with the Equilibrio Dinamico Dance Company and Anelo1997 lab of architecture and roman sculpture. In 2019, in collaboration with Museocity, they carried out theatrical and performative activities within various museums in Milan as part of the AMUSE project of the Cariplo Foundation.


The show is canceled, according to the regional ordinance of 23/02/20 and will be rescheduled.


In the 2020 Theatre Season REALITY comes the new creation of the Latvian director Valter Sīlis, Being a nationalist. It was written by the dramaturg Matīss Gricmanis. It is inspired by Gricmanis’ personal experience as an assistant to a well-known nationalist member of the Latvian Parliament.

What and who is part of the world of a nationalist today? Do the interests of the state or their own interests win? How do you measure friends and who are the patriots?

In the world of a nationalist, the interests of the state are more important than its own. Friends are like-minded people, and they don’t care about small everyday problems or world affairs. The enemies are many, but they are well known. True values ​​are about to rise once again, despite the fact that in today’s materialistic world they have lost their value. But Sīlis tells us that to live in this world full of challenges, one must first wake up in order to change one’s reality.

c/o ZONA K
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Info: show • duration 90 min. • in Latvian with subtitles in Italian

Standard tickets: 15 € – Students/under 26/over 65/groups: 10 €

Part of the subscription shows



Written by: Matīss Gricmanis, direction: Valters Sīlis with: Jānis Kronis, Āris Matesovičs, Ance Strazda, scene: Uģis Bērziņs; light: Lauris Johansons, production: Dirty Deal Teatro


Matīss Gricmanis is a writer and a playwright who writes for theatre, cinema and television. From a young age he worked in politics, later conveying his experience in stage writing. In 2018 he won the contest of the new Versmė drama festival of the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre with his show “Narrow Margins of a Normative Lifestyle”, based on the diaries of a homosexual who lived during the Latvian Soviet regime. Valters Sīlis is one of the most important directors of the Baltic scene. In his work he always pays particular attention to the complexity of the human experience, bringing the most marginal and vulnerable individuals in the foreground.



The space of the Casa Degli Artisti, which is recently returned to the city, has been chosen for the opening of the Theatre season 2020 REALITY of ZONA K.

In Go Figure Out Yourself, an encounter with the audience in an unprepared space, five characters take you far beyond the protective walls of the theatre and they show you a place where you can give shape to your own thoughts, simply by looking and listening to others. At the rhythm of a soundtrack that mixes words, music and dance, you are invited to participate in an unpredictable and exciting trail.

Go Figure Out Yourself explores the boundaries between audience and performers.

Simply moving freely in the space, you will become part of a group happening, which will leave you in the end with many questions and few answers. The slowness of everything contrasts with the speed of the individual. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Everything is what it is.


presented in collaboration with and c/o Casa degli Artisti, Corso Garibaldi, 89/A – via Tommaso da Cazzaniga -M2 Moscova-

Info: dance performance • duration 75 min. • in English
Nb: audience and performers share the same stage space. There are no chairs.

Standard tickets: 15,00 € – Students/under 26/over 65/groups: 10,00€
You can pick up tickets at Casa degli Artisti, Corso Garibaldi, 89/A – via Tommaso da Cazzaniga -M2 Moscova-

Part of the subscription shows


direction, choreography, scenography Wim Vandekeybus, created and interpreted by Sadé Alleyne, Maria Kolegova, Hugh Stanier, Kit King, Tim Bogaerts, dramaturgy Aïda Gabriëls, lighting design Davy Deschepper, Wim Vandekeybus, costume design Isabelle Lhoas assisted by Isabelle De Cannière, technical coordination Davy Deschepper, sound engineer Bram Moriau, stage manager Tom de With, producer Ultima Vez, co-producer Les Brigittines (Bruxelles), with the support of the Tax Shelter measure of the Belgian Federal Government, Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius, Ultima Vez is supported by the Flemish Authorisations and the Flemish community commission of the Brussels-Capital region.


Physicality, passion and intuition are the main elements of Wim Vandekeybus’ work, one of the greatest exponents of the international performance scene. A multifaceted artist, choreographer, director, performer who attended the University of Leuven where he studied psychology. Fascinated by the relationship between mind and body, this interest influenced all his choreographic work.
In 1987 he founded the Ultima Vez company with which he made almost 30 productions as well as numerous films and videos. The use of different media and languages ​​translates into a constantly evolving cast that includes dancers, circus performers, actors, musicians and collaborations with artists from different disciplines.

Claudio Tolcachir (AR)

For the first time in Italy, Próximo, the latest creation by Claudio Tolcachir, founder of the Timbre4 Company of Buenos Aires, considered the most interesting director and playwright in contemporary theatre.

Próximo tells the story of a long-distance love affair experienced by two young people who in reality never meet, but only talk to each other and see each other through PCs and smartphones. One is Spanish, from Madrid; the other Argentinean, from Australia. The audience becomes witnesses of the birth and construction of this love, made of words, silences and emotions filtered through a technological device. The show therefore recounts the experience of being far from everything but, at the same time, that of living the most intense emotions of a life without a physical presence, births, deaths, love, sex. And it investigates all the possibilities and limits of a relationship built on skype connection in times of hyper-communication where talking about love seems to be an act of resistance.

On Friday 22nd November, after the performance, Claudio Tolcachir and the company meet the audience in a chat moderated by Sara Chiappori (La Repubblica).

A ZONA K and Teatro Franco Parenti project


Theatrical performance in Spanish with Italian subtitles
c/o Franco Parenti Theatre, via Pierlombardo 14 Milan


text and direction Claudio Tolcachir with Santi Marín, Lautaro Perotti lights Ricardo Sica scenes Sofia Vicini costumes Cinthia Guerra organisation Teatro TIMBRe 4 production Jonathan Zak, Maxime Seuge



Mauro Pescio (IT)

In a focus where the shows tell about financial/mathematical mechanisms, related to money, we thought of a show that touches more the human aspect and tells about lived lives. And it is in this perspective that we host My cousin (Limited edition) by Mauro Pescio who, in his own way, has conducted a sort of sociological survey that tells about our daily lives.

In this show Mauro Pescio will introduce us to real life stories of people he met. He chose narratives that were capable of challenging our expectations of the world. A boy who experienced video poker addiction, a former porn star, a high school girl who survived the 2018 Valentine’s Day massacre on a Florida campus, a son of a policeman killed by the Br, a couple in crisis for futile reasons. In other words, he sought out true stories that seemed fictional.

He put no limits on the topics: the stories can be about big events or small things, tragic or comic situations, in short, any life experience that can give us an original and meaningful point of view of reality. Letting himself be guided by the conviction that the more we try to understand the world, the more elusive and deceptive the world becomes, and that only in the experiences of human beings we can go looking for some kind of answer capable of containing a kernel of truth.



Show  – in Italian

By Mauro Pescio With Mauro Pescio, Giulia Valli and Stefano Malatesta and with the friendly participation of some friends, colleagues and various humanity in the process of definition


Mauro Pescio, radio and theater author, lives in Rome. After graduating from the Civica Scuola di Teatro Paolo Grassi in Milan, he moved to Rome where he founded a theater company with which he worked for ten years. Since 2012 he is the author of “Voi siete qui” for Radio24 and since 2015 of “Pascal” for Radio2. Since 2017 he has been collaborating with Radio3 for the audio-documentary show “Tre soldi”. For Audible he wrote “La piena”, Amazon’s first Italian production of a theatrical podcast.


Ontroerend Goed (BE)

“The best way to rob a bank is to own one.” (William K. Black, American lawyer and lecturer specializing in financial crimes)

A casino, an illegal poker backroom to experience the thrill of being part of the elite 1% of the population that makes the world economy go round. There is no more time for ethics, you are in it to win it. In this den of intrigue and trading, it’s the adrenaline and investment decisions – not the roll of the dice – that count. What does your credit rating look like?
Who gets bailed out, who gets junk status, who implodes? Are you really in control or are you taking a gamble? Award-winning Belgian collective Ontroerend Goed provides insight into the complexities of the monetary system and its impact on our lives, immersing audiences in the financial world and allowing them to become players in the “game” of high-absorption capitalism.



Play|Show for 42 viewers – in English

“Play produced as part of the Teen Time project.”


Direction: Alexander Devriendt Script: Joeri Smet, Angelo Tijssens, Karolien De Bleser, Alexander Devriendt & cast Lyrics: Joeri Smet Cast: Max Wind, Britt Bakker Costumes: Astrid Peeters Music: Johannes Genard Set design: vormen & Nick Mattan Dramaturgy: Koba Ryckewaert, Julie Behaegel (intern/stagiaire) Production: David Bauwens Production assistant: Charlotte Nyota Bischop Co-production: Vooruit Kunstencentrum, Ghent (BE), Theatre Royal, Plymouth (UK), Richard Jordan Productions (UK) Thanks to: Toneelacademie Maastricht (NL), Khalid Koujili, Maria Dafneros, Miriam Matthys, Tamara Searle, Jeffrey Caen, Ruud Vanderheyden, Bram Billiet, Thomas Dhanens, Bo Marlijnen, Louiza Vande Woestyne With the support of the Flemish Community, the Province of East-Flanders and the City of Ghent


The Belgian collective Ontroerend Goed, under the artistic direction of Alexander Devriendt, creates projects and scenic devices based on the here and now, inviting the audience to participate and have an intense experience. The group has won numerous awards in Europe and their works are represented in major festivals around the world. Ontroerend Goed creates and realizes scenic devices that lead the viewer to question how we, as individuals, position ourselves in today’s world. Either way, whether it’s tracing the history of the universe in one evening, turning viewers into voters, guiding strangers through a labyrinth of mirrors and avatars to meet each other, the collective has made it their trademark to be unpredictable in content and form every time. Ontroerend Goed are: Alexander Devriendt, Joeri Smet, Charlotte De Bruyne, Karolien De Bleser, Angelo Tijssens, David Bauwens, Wim Smet, Babette Poncelet and Karen Van Ginderachter.

Christophe Meierhans (CH/BE)

Can the money we use on a daily basis be held responsible for the bleak state of the world today? What would it mean to hold it accountable for its actions? Trials of Money challenges the idea that money is just a tool or a means, and treats it as a complex being, a “semi-human” entity that has acquired an autonomous operation and escapes the control of the men who use it.

This new version of the performance is based on the collected testimonies of nine witnesses: an ex-banker, a Suisse National Bank employee, a homeless man, a wealthy philanthropist, a Native American, an economics professor, a kibbutz resident, and a criminologist. It invites the public to take part in the actions of a fictitious court, conducted as a collective exercise where all present freely assume the position of prosecution or defense, based on their beliefs and influenced by the proceedings.

Can money actually be tried before a human tribunal? And if the defendant is ultimately found guilty, what should be the appropriate sentence?

Conference Show – in Italian

A project ZONA K and Stanze
“Show realized within the project Teen Time.”


Concept and direction: Christophe Meierhans Performer: Christophe Meierhans, Luca Mattei Dramaturgy: Bart Capelle With the participation of: Shila Anaraki, Jochen Dehn, Adva Zakai Set design: Decoratelier Jozef Wouters Decor: Giammarco Falcone Light saber microphones: Alexis Pawlak, Gaia Carabillo Costumes: Sofie Durnez, Valerie Le Roy Lighting design: Luc Schaltin Monetary consultant: Olivier Auber Production: HIROS, Elisa Demarré Co-production: AUAwirleben (Bern), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), BUDA (Kortrijk), FAR° (Nyon), Kaaitheater (Brussels), Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil (Paris), Teatro Maria Matos (Lisbon), Vooruit (Gent), ZONA K (Milan) With the support of: Vlaamse Gemeenschap, ProHelvetia


Christophe Meierhans (Geneva; Brussels) works with and through performance, public space, installation, sound, music and video. His work consists mainly in developing strategies of intervention in everyday life, through the manipulation of accepted conventions, social habits or simple customs. Fragments of reality become the frame for artistic operations that can redirect banality in order to make it reappear under unexpected angles. His work raises questions about norms and conventions, confusing a random context with different ones, and confronting the viewer with something else, with the strangeness of being in the “wrong” place, or the possibility that the place may become something else.

Babilonia Teatri (IT)

A point of excellence in the Italian scene of theatrical research, Babilonia Teatri arrive in Milan with a new creation, a sort of concert through which they manage to pass dense content and full of rebellion. The repeated word that tells the disenchantment for an (im)perfect world, unmistakable feature of the company, is shaped mainly in songs, specially written on the notes of Lorenzo Scuda (Oblivion), building a show where music and theater contaminate and dialogue in an uninterrupted and whirling.

Calcinculo is a show where words take the shape of music. Where music takes the shape of words. We live in an obsessive time that words and images are no longer able to tell by themselves, music comes to the rescue like a medicine or an explosive fuse.

Calcinculo is a show that wants to photograph our today. His perversions and his escapes from himself. His inability to imagine a future, to dream it, to strive towards an ideal, to believe. With this show the Babilonia tell the world around us with their sharp, painful and ironic look.


Show –  in Italian


By and with: Enrico Castellani and Valeria Raimondi Music: Lorenzo Scuda Stage direction: Luca Scotton Sound engineer: Luca Scapellato Production: Babilonia Teatri, La Piccionaia centro di produzione teatrale Co-production: Operaestate Festival Veneto Scenes Babilonia Teatri Production 2018. Thanks to Ana Valli Grandi Choir and Cuore Husky rescue


Babilonia Teatri is one of the most innovative companies in the contemporary theater scene, distinguishing itself for a language that is variously defined as pop, rock, punk. It has imposed itself on the Italian scene for its irreverent and divergent look at today’s world. Babilonia Teatri has won numerous awards over the years In addition to the main Italian cities, the company’s shows have been hosted numerous times abroad, from France to Germany, from Austria to Hungary, from Bosnia-Herzegovina to Croatia, from Colombia to Russia. Enrico Castellani and Valeria Raimondi, founders of the company in 2006, are the Artistic Directors of Babilonia Teatri. Playwrights, authors, directors and actors, Castellani and Raimondi are based in Verona. Lorenzo Scuda from 1999 to 2003 studies Musical at the BSMT of Bologna and from there he participates first as musician/orchestral and then as actor and singer in several productions, the most important is Jesus Christ Superstar with the Compagnia della Rancia in the role of Pilate. In 2002 he founded Oblivion. He is author and co-author of the lyrics, arranger and composer of all their productions. They debuted in November 2018 with their first original musical: La Bibbia riveduta e scorretta, directed by Giorgio Gallione. Since 2009 he has been working mainly for Oblivion, also dedicating himself to the activity of teacher for musical courses and seminars for theatrical improvisers throughout Italy.

La ballata dei Lenna (IT)

The show comes to life from the reading of The Pale King, the last novel published posthumously by the American David Foster Wallace, dedicated to the heroic everyday life of a group of officials of the Internal Revenue Service of a provincial town in the USA, with the intention of investigating boredom, and the ability / inability of the human being to survive the bureaucracy. Of The Pale King, a novel left unfinished, following DFW’s suicide, only shreds of unfinished stories remain in which we can glimpse the fragmented existences of the protagonists, and breathe DFW’s torment in trying at all costs to find a meaning to human existence.

Starting from here, La Ballata dei Lenna through a path of identification with the author, has conducted over several months, a search within several offices of the Internal Revenue Service in our country, with the intent to investigate a world that in the common imagination of heroic has very little. The material has produced an original dramaturgy that plays with the fragmentary nature of the novel to give life to a docuteatro that gives, together with the viewers’ eyes, a new sense to the work.



Performance – in Italian


By Paola Di Mitri Directed by Nicola Di Chio, Paola Di Mitri, Miriam Fieno With Nicola Di Chio, Paola Di Mitri, Miriam Fieno Narrator Alex Cendron Lights and visual concept Gennaro Maria Cedrangolo and Eleonora Diana Video and filming Vieri Brini and Irene Dionisio Costumes Valentina Menegatti Production La Ballata dei Lenna Executive production ACTI Teatri Indipendenti Production support Hangar Creatività, ZONA K Milano, Factory Compagnia Transadriatica, Principio Attivo Teatro In collaboration with Scuola Holden


La Ballata dei Lenna is a theatrical research collective founded by Nicola Di Chio, Paola Di Mitri and Miriam Fieno that was founded in 2012 at the Civica Accademia d’Arte Drammatica “Nico Pepe” in Udine, where the three actors trained and graduated. The company’s work focuses on the study of the relationships between the community and its daily life, in an attempt to highlight the points of friction of the contemporary imagination. The idea of theater as a collective representation leads the company to research and use a variety of languages, ranging from the centrality of the actor to its decomposition, from the word to the movement, from sound to image. The three artists ground their work in a perspective that encompasses the art of authorship, the craft of performance, and the role of stage manager.

Deflorian/Tagliarini (IT)

Scavi is a collateral project to Quasi niente, a performance freely inspired by the film Deserto rosso by Michelangelo Antonioni, a work around the figure of the film’s protagonist, Giuliana, a “wild woman dressed elegantly” who takes on the marginality that has always attracted the two artists.

Scavi is a collateral project to Quasi niente, a performance freely inspired by the film Deserto rosso by Michelangelo Antonioni, a work around the figure of the film’s protagonist, Giuliana, a “wild woman dressed elegantly” who takes on the marginality that has always attracted the two artists.

Scavi is a performance that wants to be the public restitution of the “discoveries” in the investigation phase of the work on the new creation.

Digging patiently, as archaeologists do, to find a note in the margin, an unexpressed thought, a barely sketched idea, the photograph of an unedited scene. It is the encounter with the creative process, a vast, dense, raw material, of which the work is only the tip of the iceberg. This is how Daria Deflorian and Antonio Tagliarini, together with Francesco Alberici, approached Michelangelo Antonioni’s first color film, Il deserto rosso. At ZONA K they will return the discoveries of their excavations.


A project ZONA K and Triennale Teatro dell’Arte
Included in the program of FOG Triennale Milano Performing Arts.

Show –  in Italian


A project by Daria Deflorian and Antonio Tagliarini Written and performed by Francesco Alberici, Daria Deflorian and Antonio Tagliarini Literary advice Morena Campani Accompaniment and international distribution Francesca Corona Organization Anna Damiani Photos Elizabeth Carecchio Coproduction A.D. and Festival di Santarcangelo In collaboration with Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Parigi Production residence Carrozzerie | n.o.t Roma


Daria Deflorian and Antonio Tagliarini are authors, directors and performers. Their first work dates back to 2008, Rewind, homage to Cafè Müller by Pina Bausch. In 2009 they staged From A to D and Back Again. Between 2010 and 2011 they worked on the “Reality Project” which, starting from the diaries of a Cracow housewife, gave life to two works: the installation/performance czeczy/cose (2011) and the show Reality (2012), a work for which Daria Deflorian won the 2012 Ubu Award as best leading actress. Ce ne andiamo per non darvi altre preoccupazioni debuted in 2013 (2014 Ubu Award as best Italian new play while in 2016 it received the Critics’ Award as best foreign play in Quebec, Canada). They created two site specific: Il posto (2014) created and presented in Milan at Casa Museo Boschi/Di Stefano for the project “Stanze” and Quando non so cosa fare cosa faccio (2015). The sky is not a backdrop premiered in 2016 in Lausanne. The show Almost Nothing premiered in October 2018.

Francesco Alberici (1988), completed his classical studies and graduated in Economics and Business at Bocconi University in Milan. He graduates as an actor at the school Quelli di Grock and works in several shows of the same company. With the collective FRIGOPRODUZIONI, of which he is founder together with Claudia Marsicano and Daniele Turconi, he realizes Socialmente and Tropicana, works thanks to which the group obtains several awards. In 2015 he participates in the theatrical specialization course “Il corpo nelle parole” of the Centro Teatrale Santa Cristina. In 2016 he begins a collaboration with Daria Deflorian and Antonio Tagliarini, which leads him to take part in the projects Il cielo non è un fondale, Quasi niente and Scavi.

Berlin (BE)

Ukraine. About a thousand inhabitants have returned to the contaminated territories of the Exclusion Zone within a 30 km radius of Chernobyl. They are called samosiols: those who have returned.

Pétro and Nadia never left.

When journalist and writer Cathy Blisson met them in 2009, Pétro and Nadia (both in their eighties) were the only two inhabitants of a ghost village just 4km long. Following the nuclear disaster that exploded on the night of 26-27 April 1986, Zvizdal was declared unfit for human habitation. A dramatic event that affected the lives of hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians, Russians and Belarusians. Status: officially designated for evacuation.

25 years after ‘Chernobyl’, Pétro and Nadia still live there, alone, surrounded by a forest that is slowly growing old with them. In the company of a guard dog, a skinny cow, a llama and a few chickens, they spend their days invoking Stalin and all the saints, waiting for the village to repopulate sooner or later.

A long-term project (from 2011 to 2015), Zvizdal unfolds through the passing of the seasons in a world where danger, invisible, is everywhere. A reflection on isolation, the question of survival, solitude and waiting for death.


Multimedia performance – in Italian
In collaboration with and c/o
Olinda/TeatroLaCucina, Ex O.P. Paolo Pini – via Ippocrate, 45



Concept: Bart Baele, Yves Degryse, Cathy Blisson With Nadia Pylypivna Lubenoce and Pétro Opanassovitch-Lubenoc Scenes Manu Siebens, Ina Peeters, Berlin Interviews Yves Degryse, Cathy Blisson Camera and editing Bart Baele, Geert De Vleesschauwer Sound recording Toon Meuris, Bas de Caluwé, Manu Siebens, Karel Verstreken Translation Olga Mitronina Music composition Peter Van Laerhoven Co-production Het Zuidelijk Toneel (Tilbourg); PACT Zollverein (Essen); Dublin Theatre Festival; Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels); BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen); Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Francfort-sur-le-Main); Theaterfestival Boulevard (Den Bosch); Brighton Festival; Onassis Cultural Centre [Athène, GR]; Le CENTQUATRE-PARIS Co-production Le CENTQUATRE-PARIS; Festival d’Automne à Paris In collaboration with deSingel (Anvers) With the support of Gouvernement Flamand.

The show premiered on 12 May 2016 at Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels)


Founders of BERLIN in 2003, directors Bart Baele and Yves Degryse decided not to choose a particular genre, but to venture into the realm of documentary and let the places of their forays guide their inspiration. This philosophy gave rise to two project cycles: Holocene (the current geological era) where the starting point is always a city or other place on the planet, and Horror Vacui (fear of the void) in which true and touching stories are delicately unravelled around a table. The Holocene cycle includes Jerusalem, Iqaluit, Bonanza, Moscow and Zvizdal. The first three episodes of Horror Vacui are Tagfish, Land’s end and Perhaps all the dragons. BERLIN are still working on both cycles. Holocene will end in the city of Berlin (hence the group’s name) with the creation of a docu-fiction project involving the inhabitants of the cities featured in the previous episodes. The company has worked in 27 different countries in recent years, within various circuits: from theatres to exhibition spaces, from festivals to special locations.


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GOETHE INSTITUT MAILAND in collaborazione con ZONA K


Tandem Oslo-Milano

Lo spettacolo di improvvisazione teatrale „Allied Aliens“ di Jan Bosse svoltosi a Olso nel maggio scorso al teatro Den mangfaldige scenen, vede la sua continuazione naturale a Milano.
Con il patrocinio del Comune di Milano nell’ambito del 60esimo giubileo del Goethe-Institut Mailand.

Le due cittá formano infatti uno dei 19 tandem di „Freiraum“, il progetto del Goethe-Institut che analizza il concetto di libertà e le sue molteplici implicazioni, non ultime la marginalità e l‘inclusione nelle città europee.
Lo spettacolo sarà di nuovo curato dal regista tedesco d’avanguardia Jan Bosse e ai due attori già protagonisti a Oslo, Camara Joof, di genitori gambiani e norvegesi, e Modou Gueye, senegalese di casa a Milano da 30 anni, si aggiungerà anche l‘attrice Gama Kipulu, italiana di origine congolese. Insieme sul palco affronteranno in forma artistica domande quali: cosa significa essere estranei o invece di casa, giocano con le loro identità e riprendono le tematiche scelte da Olso e Milano per il progetto „Freiraum“.
Subito dopo lo spettacolo regista, attrici e attore dialogheranno con il pubblico.

Jan Bosse: „spazi liberi sono spazi intermedi – spesso dapprima piccole nicchie che diventano sempre più grandi e si sviluppano poi in autentici spazi liberi. Anche nel mio campo professionale, il teatro, in ogni singolo lavoro lo spazio comune, libero, creativo dell’elaborazione di un pezzo o di un progetto deve venire riscoperto ogni volta di nuovo, sviluppato, combattuto.“

„Allied Aliens“ muove dalle riflessioni che hanno portato le due città alla formulazione di tematiche molto simili intorno all’essere e al sentirsi stranieri e che sono le tematiche con le quali il Goethe-Institut Mailand e il Goethe-Institut Oslo con i loro partner locali – rispettivamente Sunugal e Hedda Foundation – hanno partecipato al progetto “Freiraum”:
Lingua: Inglese, italiano

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TAUTÓTĒS – Identità, incontro o scontro? Per riconoscere e vivere realmente la pluralità e la diversità come un valore aggiunto della nostra società e della nostra città, quali possono essere le nuove espressioni artistiche ed educative, sociali, politiche e di sviluppo urbano che attraverso un confronto serrato e magari provocatorio aprano a una nuova riflessione che indaghi le dinamiche identitarie e tenga conto della loro complessità e conseguenze?
Video Freiraum Milano

Gli immigrati che arrivano in Norvegia considerano la libertà come il più alto valore norvegese. Nel contempo però parti della popolazione temono per la loro libertà proprio a causa dell’immigrazione da altre culture e religioni. Come creare una piattaforma di scambio in cui entrambe le parti si sentono ascoltate, costruiscono e condividono valori, sicurezza e senso di appartenenza? Si tratta dello stare insieme: Chi sei tu e come possiamo costruire un presente comune?
Video Freiraum Oslo

“Freiraum” è un termine che in tedesco indica il libero spazio, in senso letterale e traslato, e rappresenta fortemente il concetto di libertà, con le sue ambivalenze e contraddizioni in una contemporaneità sociale ed economica, nonchè politico-culturale, inquieta e allarmata.
Il Goethe-Institut, si intende come istituzione con una missione europea e con il progetto Freiraum vuole accentuare il proprio impegno europolitico, mettendosi a disposizione per instaurare un dialogo produttivo che veda come interlocutori nuovi partner e nuove utenze. Una rete internazionale inclusiva, che possa contribuire a mettere in rilievo le problematiche, a tracciare possibili percorsi e soluzioni, a gettare uno sguardo nuovo.

Jan Bosse
, nato a Stocarda nel 1969, ha iniziato la sua carriera di teatro al Münchner Kammerspiele e al Deutschen Schauspielhaus di Amburgo. Negli ultimi anni ha messo in scena spettacoli al Burgtheater di Vienna, al teatro Thalia di Amburgo e al Deutsches Theater di Berlino.

Video Allied Aliens, Oslo 10 maggio 2018

Filippo M. Ceredi (IT)

An intimate documentary on a mysteriously missing brother. It is the action of one individual that creates a political gesture by radically refusing to submit to the status quo of our society.

Between me and P.  is born from the radical need to rewrite a family story. Pietro disappeared voluntarily without leaving any traces, in 1987, when he was 22 years old.

After 25 years, Filippo, the younger brother started a long research to try and get closer to him and understand what pushed to disappear. The research is an attempt to bring light on this silent and pervasive absence. His scenic elaboration is a way to transmit this story, that talks deeply about the individual and collective present.



Performance in Italian with subtitles in English – Duration 70 min. ca.



Performance by and with Filippo Michelangelo Ceredi. Tutor: Daria Deflorian, within the artistic residence Officina LachesiLAB. Accompaniment to the production: Alessandra De Santis and Attilio Nicoli Cristiani. Accompanying the choreography: Cinzia Delorenzi. Project assistants: Clara F. Crescini, Sara Gambini Rossano, Francesca S. Perilli. Production: Filippo Michelangelo Ceredi, Teatro delle Moire / Danae Festival – 2016. With the support of ZONA K. Photos: Michela Di Savino 

Filippo Michelangelo Ceredi

Marta Dalla Via (IT)

Opera Rap for Andrea Pazienza show that with a great sense of rhythm, deals with the confrontation between two generations: those of the disputes on the street, and those of the digital and social square. A tribute to the linguistic palette of Paz that paints with words, scenes of heroin, bullets and free radio’s. Opera Rap embellished with the verses of four young artists coming from the world of freestyle.

Pentothal is one of Andrea Pazienza’s graphic alter-ego’s, but it is also a drug that free’s your inhibitions. The rappers on the stage are like that: they don’t accept censorship. But the pentothal can also be the fatal injection gives to the senteced to death. It is the amnesia of the rest of the world, the reduction of the cultural immune defenses.


In Italian


A Dalla Via Brothers project. By and with Marta Dalla Via and Omar Faedo (Moova), Simone Meneguzzo (DJ MS), Michele Seclì (LETHAL V), Alessio Sulis (REBUS). Technical direction Roberto Di Fresco. Sets and costumes Roberto Di Fresco. A Piccionaia Centro di Produzione Teatrale production + Fratelli Dalla Via + Gold Leaves and Festival delle Colline Torinesi. The show premiered in June 2017 at Festival delle Colline Torinesi.


Volksbuhne Berlin (DE)

Due to technical problems, the video version of the show has been cancelled.


The video version of a cult show in the history of German theatre, which was part of the permanent repertoire of the Berlin Volksbühne for 14 years.

In 1993, the work by the then little-known Christoph Marthaler – which takes its title from “Indian Song” by the poet Paul Scheerbart (meaning something like “Do away with the European! Do away with him! Do away with him!”) – succeeded in capturing the profound sense of the decline of the GDR: the fatality, the absurdity, the waiting, the bureaucracy, the inscrutability. The description of an existential condition that has not aged with the years and has proved to be pregnant with meaning for the European citizen in general.

“Murx” is a play that contains all the distinctive elements of what later became Christoph Marthaler’s famous theatre. Anna Viebrock’s staging, the waiting room, the large wall clock with the inscription ‘so that time does not stand still’, which is missing some of the dropped letters, the people dressed in thin 1970s tracksuit jackets, the thick glasses, all brought back an imaginary world of the GDR that has never ceased to exist on stage and in people’s minds since.


Without words, only sung, duration 120 min


Direction: Christoph Marthaler; Set design and costumes: Anna Viebrock; Music: Jürg Kienberger, Christoph Marthaler; Dramaturgie: Matthias Lilienthal; Production: Volksbühne Berlin




Recital. Ti parlerò d’amor di e con
Walter Leonardi

Uno spettacolo sulle cose accadute negli ultimi tempi, fatto di scampoli, avanzi e frattaglie varie.
Una serie di storie della nostra quotidianità e sull’attualità della nostra vita.
Un’ora e mezza, un’ora, mezz’ora (secondo il bisogno) di monologhi, dialoghi e canzoni.

Recital è pensare “perché sto ridendo?” quando ormai è troppo tardi.

Recital è un cantautore che fa il comico e un comico che prova a cantare.
Molto divertenti forse ridicoli.

Scelto dal Comitato Artistico IK

Ingresso a offerta libera

di duperdu

Quando il giurassico si fa presente!!

Duperdu sono Marta Marangoni (voce, flauto dolce) e Fabio Wolf (voce, pianoforte, chitarra, fisarmonica).
Dal 2008 suonano insieme nelle più svariate occasioni.

Sono stati così battezzati dal grandissimo maestro Nanni Svampa dei GUFI per il quale si esibiscono come gruppo di supporto al “IL MIO CONCERTO PER BRASSENS”.
Sono musici di casa del Circolo Arci La Scighera, dove suonano nei radio-spettacoli di RadioBandita, per gli eventi più di nicchia e anche per quelli più popolari e – per puro diletto – nelle serate amabilmente conviviali.
Hanno partecipato al Long Lake Festival di Lugano 2013.
I loro brani “Il Drago Tarantasio” e “Song’ Plinio”sono stati trasmessi da Radiopopolare.
Insieme cantano e compongono musica per la scena per spettacoli teatrali del Teatro della Cooperativa, della Filarmonica Clown (Teatro degli Incamminati).
Hanno fondato e lavorano per MinimaTheatralia, progetto rivoluzionario di partecipazione teatrale: di tutti gli spettacoli del laboratorio per cittadini-attori sono gli ideatori e autori delle musiche originali.

Si sono aggiudicati il secondo premio al Festival Pub Italia presso il Pala-Messina, esibendosi insieme ad artisti come Massimo di Cataldo e Franco Fasano.

Hanno registrato il loro primo album presso la MC-Music di Caserta con le percussioni del Maestro Tony Cercola, percussionista di Edoardo Bennato e Pino Daniele. Il disco verrà pubblicato il prossimo autunno 2015, dopo aver ottenutoil finanziamento della campagna di Crowdfunding con Musicraiser, grazie alla quale sono andati in onda su radio 105.

Sono cantori ufficiali dello SPIRIT DE MILAN, nuovo esperimento culturale milanese nella ex fabbrica Livellara, per cui hanno composto anche l’inno.

Ingresso libero