The artistic work of Claudio Stellato is multidisciplinary in the truest sense of the word. Having completed his training in jazz music, it is his immense fascination with the diversity of materials that drives his work in dance and circus, now also as a choreographer. He takes a great deal of time for his creations, delving into the depths of the dialogic facets between bodies and materials. His research processes often extend over several years. On stage and in his pieces, the material develops a life of its own. This is the case, for example, in the production "work," originally invited to the festival, in which bizarre types handle nails, wood, paint, and all varieties of tools in a universe of the absurd: Images of strange construction site situations in which abysmal dimensions of building and tinkering manifest themselves.
The Swiss curator and circus historian Mirjam Hildbrand has a public talk with Claudio Stellato.