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Claudio Stellato (Italy-Belgium)
©Claudia Pajewski
Past event
Dates and Schedules

May13 and 14th
Friday and saturday 20h


Sala Luis Miguel Cintra




12€ to 15€ (with discounts)

Age Restriction

Age rate pending
Target audience: +8


The FIMFA 22nd edition will begin at São Luiz with Work, where absurdity is king at a surrealist workshop, orchestrated by the choreographer Claudio Stellatto, who creates am unusual symphony with raw materials. An object-performance where the DIY becomes art, somewhere between dance, new circus, sculpture, dadaist happening and visual theater. On a “construction stage” of plywood four performers seem to follow the assembling instructions for a parallel universe. They’re hammering nails, sawing, applying sand paper, manipulate a concrete mixer and clay, in a gesture vocabulary that explores the repetition and the stubbornness to the extreme of delirium.  An absurd world where the construction chief is in risk of., at any given moment, end up nailed to his own set… real paintings are brought to life with the transformation of the materials and scenery elements; the matter evolves and the stage transforms before our eyes. Claudio Stellato deepens his research between the body and the matter, in a hilarious performance, with an aura of mysterious ritual, where gestures and everyday objects are used as an alphabet to create new language.


Claudio Stellato is a multidisciplinary italian artist who lives and works is Brussels. He studied music at the Scuola Civica Jazz di Milano, while working in street theater with several groups. Afterwards he travelled and studied circus and theaterin several countries, before entering Le Lido – Centre des Arts du Cirque de Toulouse, in 2001. Between 2004 and 2014 he was a dancer in several companies: Cie Kdanse, Olivier Py, Roberto Olivan, Cie Arcat, Fré Werbrouck, Karine Pontiès, Cridacompany and L.O.D., among others. His first play L’Autre was the result of three years of research about the relation between the body and objects. It premiered at Théâtre des Brigittines, in Brussels, in march 2011, and it was on an international tour throughout 4 years. In January 2014 became an artist associated at the Halles de Schaerbeek. In October 2015, after three further research years, he premiered his second creation, La Cosa, at the Halles de Schaerbeek, in Brussels. The performance was awarded the Critics’ Award of “Best Circus Performance” 2015-2016 and continued the tour until march 2019. In parallel to his creations, he provides the outer perspective to several projects, cooperates with different artists and theater/dance choreographers, he’s part of the Circus Next’ jury and regularly directs workshops. Work was awarded the “Prix du jury professionnel” at the festival Momix 2020.


Cast and Creative

Conception and staging Claudio Stellato Interpreted by Joris Baltz, Oscar de Nova de la Fuente, Mathieu Delangle, Caroline M’as Administration and broadcast Laëtitia Miranda-Neri Production Cie Claudio Stellato Coproduction Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Théâtre National, Charleroi Danse – Centre Chorégraphique de Wallonie-Bruxelles, La Verrerie d’Alès – Pôle National Cirque Occitanie, Dommelhof – Theater Op de Markt, C-TAKT, Carré-Colonnes – Scène Conventionnée d’Intérêt National Art et Création – Saint Médard en Jalles/Blanquefort, Les Atelier Frappaz – CNAREP de Villeurbanne, La Brèche – Pôle National Cirque de Normandie, L’Échangeur – CDCN Hauts-de-France, Scène Nationale Le Moulin-du-Roc, Cie Volubilis, Pronomade(s) – CNAREP en Haute-Garonne, Espaces Pluriels – Scène Conventionnée Danse, La SACD at the Festival d’Avignon, Programa Europa Criativa da União Europeia in the context of the project SOURCE and Fédération Wallonie- Bruxelles Support Les Quinconces – L’Espal – Théâtres Le Mans, Le Château de Monthelon – Lieu pluridisciplinaire, Lieux Publics – CNAREP de Marseille e a Cie Les Marches de l’Été Technic Novo circo e objetos Language Sem palavras


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