How can we rethink the coexistence of plants, animals, people and fungi? In “Eutopia,” the audience gathers in small groups around a large game board and negotiates – step by step – fundamental questions of coexistence.
Every evening, possible worlds and stories emerge in which the human and the non-human are interwoven. In doing so, they put the models of biology, ecology and anthropology to the test. A game evening of constant transformation, a reflection on the influence of one's own decisions and a theater experience for all the senses.
In their long-standing, award-winning collaboration, Cristina Galbiati and Ilija Luginbühl have created immersive installations in which the audience encounters core questions of human existence in poetic worlds. In their latest production, they involve the audience even more consistently and let them decide where the evening leads.
»Eutopia« is a participatory performance: the audience is divided into several groups and sits on low stools around a large game board. During the performance, the audience is asked several times to draw game pieces and place them on the game board according to given rules.
Conversations and discussions between the audience are part of the performance. Participation is not possible without participation, but the audience decides on the intensity of participation.
(in German spoken language (4.11., 5.11., 7.11.) or in English spoken language (6.11.))
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) Production Trickster-p, LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura Co-production with Theater Chur, ROXY Birsfelden, Südpol Luzern, TAK Theater Liechtenstein, FOG Triennale Milano Performing Arts Residence Le Grütli – Centre de production et de diffusion des Arts vivants Funded by 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 www.trickster-p.ch