How can the coexistence of plants, animals, human beings and fungi be reconsidered? In Eutopia, the audience members come together in small groups around a large game board and negotiate, step by step, the most fundamental questions of this coexistence. Through this, possible worlds and stories are created anew every evening, in which the human and the non-human are interwoven with each other. In doing so, the co-players question the models of biology, ecology and anthropology. This is a game of perpetual transformation, a reflection upon the influence of one’s own decisions and a theatrical experience for all of the senses.
In their long-running, award-winning collaboration, Cristina Galbiati and Ilija Luginbühl have created immersive installations in which the audience is faced with the core questions regarding human existence within poetic worlds. In their newest production, they integrate the audience even more consistently and allow it to primarily decide upon the course of the evening.
A production by Trickster-p and LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura. Co-produced by Theater Chur, ROXY Birsfelden, Südpol Luzern, TAK Theater Liechtenstein, FOG Triennale Milano Performing Arts. Residency: Le Grütli - Centre de production et de diffusion des Arts vivants.
Supported by Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council, DECS Repubblica e Cantone Ticino - Fondo Swisslos, Città di Lugano, Municipio di Novazzano, Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater BS/BL, SWISSLOS/Kulturförderung Kanton Graubünden, Landis & Gyr Stiftung, GKB BEITRAGSFONDS, Stiftung Dr. Valentin Malamoud, Boner Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur, Bürgergemeinde Chur, Fondazione Winterhalter.
The guest performance is supported by Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council.
November 4th 2023 | 5 pm in German spoken language Germany Premiere Tickets
November 5th 2023 | 5 pm in German spoken language Tickets
November 5th 2023 | 8:00 pm in German spoken language Tickets
November 6th 2023 | 8:00 pm in English spoken language Tickets
November 7th 2023 | 6 pm in German spoken language Tickets
Duration: 90 minutes
Tickets: 16,50€, reduced 11,50€
Concept and realization: Cristina Galbiati, Ilija Luginbühl
Artistic collaboration: Simona Gonella, Yves Regenass
Collaboration game development: Pietro Polsinelli
Sound: Zeno Gabaglio
Mastering: Lara Persia - Lemura Recording Studio
Outside eye: Martina Mutzner
Assistance and collaboration construction: Arianna Bianconi
Graphic design and design consulting: Studio CCRZ
Translation: Dorit Ehlers (German), Gabriella Sacco (English)
Trickster-p arises out of the encounter of Cristina Galbiati and Ilija Luginbühl and is intended as an artistic research project which pushes at the boundaries of different art forms. Initially their research focused specifically on the centrality and physicality of the performer; as time went on, their focus has shifted from a more narrow definition of theatre to include expressions that transgress genre boundaries, both conceptually and formally resulting from the mixture of extremely heterogeneous artistic media. Cristina Galbiati and Ilija Luginbühl’s poetics is an invitation for the spectators to open up their perceptive space and create their own reality on the boundaries between inner vision and outer sight.