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Andrea Salustri: MATERIA


MATERIA is playful, magical and enchanting. A surprising material - polystyrene - takes centre stage and literally comes to life in the hands of the performer. The harmonious play of objects and the one manipulating them creates poetic stories that make space for the audience’s boundless imagination.

The work does not try to impose a story, but instead invites the audience to project themselves into the material onstage and give free rein to their imaginations. The objects on stage pulsate with life, performing freely and taking initiative within the given rules. Welcome to the magical world of MATERIA!

MATERIA was selected and supported by the circusnext European Circus Label.   


Created and performed by: Andrea Salustri

Light design and technical direction: Michele Piazzi

Technical team: Andrea Parolin, Andreas Harder

Sound: Federico Coderoni

Original music: Ah! Kosmos, Federico Coderoni

Creative collaboration: Kalle Nio, Roman Müller, Darragh McLoughlin, Alex Lempert, Benjamin Richter, Matthias Buhrow, Mariagiulia Seranton

Co-production: PERPLX

Running time: 30 min

Suitable for ages: 10+

Venue: Konvent

The performance will be followed by a discussion moderated by Ondřej Cihlář.

Supported by:

Residencies: Espace Périphérique - La Villette, La Maison des Jonglages, Cirqu'Aarau, Katapult, Zirkusquartier Zürich, La Briqueterie CDCN du Val-de-Marne, kunstencentrum BUDA, PERPLX

Additional 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


Andrea Salustri comes from Rome, where he studied contact juggling and fire manipulation and works as a street artist. In 2013, he moved to Berlin, where he worked in contemporary dance. After completing an intensive dance program at Tanzfabrik Berlin, he studied dance and choreography at Inter-University Center for Dance Berlin (HZT).


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