Andrea Salustri „Materia”

Show of Inspiration


A choreography for several polystyrene shapes and one human.

MATERIA explores the possibilities of one material, polystyrene, to the point it becomes alive and the 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 lets the audience project their own narrative on the images presented on stage. Within a set score, objects are free to perform and take initiative.

Laureate artist for circusnext 2018-2019!

One of the festival’s important ambitions is to show performances presenting an innovative approach. Therefore, the program includes the category of a show of inspiration, which purpose is to broaden the way of thinking about the contemporary circus. In order to be able to really fulfil this ambition, we do not impose a geographic restriction in this context.

Thursday, 29.09. 19:00, (meeting with the artist after the performance) Kup Bilet

Friday, 30.09. 19:00 Kup Bilet

Ballet Hall of the Center for the Meeting of Cultures

show duration: 55 minutes

age recomendation: 6+

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


Finalists 2023