Andrea Salustri (IT)


3600 Ft
discounted: 3200 Ft
student: 2600 Ft 
Trafo passes are accepted

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We kindly invite our audience to the POINT OF YOU meeting after the show to discuss thoughts and feelings! Organized by Thought Generator.


MATERIA aims to discover, explore and witness the aliveness of one material: polystyrene.

Object manipulation is taken from a different perspective: giving space to the objects themselves rather than the manipulator, and playing with the balance between these two subjects. The piece tries not to force a narrative but rather let the audience project their own narrative on the material on stage. Within a set score, objects are free to perform and take initiatives.

Andrea Salustri comes from Rome, where he learned contact juggling, fire manipulation, and has been working as a street artist. He graduated cum laude in Philosophy in Rome, then decided to move to Berlin to pursue an education in contemporary dance at Tanzfabrik Berlin and at HZT Berlin University. Since 2008 he has been learning piano as an autodidact. MATERIA has been selected and supported by Circusnext European Circus Label.

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

Diffusion: Carolina Ortega – Aurora Nova international theatre booking agency
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
Box Office opening hours:
  • Main hall performance days: 5 pm - 10 pm
  • studio and club performance days: 5 pm - 8:30 pm
  • other days: 5pm - 8 pm
Trafó Gallery opening hours:
  • Performance days: 4-10pm.
  • Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 4pm-7pm.
  • Closed on Mondays.
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