Book is a Book is a Book

9 June 2021 to 11 June 2021
Theater Chur


A fascinating and mysterious object, the book is almost magical in its nature: an apparently simple set of sheets sewn together in the shape of a volume, it has the property of opening windows onto other worlds, transforming into a capsule that allows one to travel through time and space. This observation, both linear and complex, was the starting point for the development of Book is a Book is a Book. In the performance devised by Cristina Galbiati and Ilija Luginbühl, the spectator moves through the pages along a path leading on an actual journey made of images, words, sounds. As a result, the book – or rather, THE previously unreleased book, created specifically for Book is a Book is a Book– is a place where one travels in the mind and with the mind. It is an object that creates connections between time, space, dream and memory, an experience that allows one to be projected elsewhere and to expand the perceptual sphere.

Trickster-p, Book 2021Concept and realization: Cristina Galbiati & Ilija Luginbühl
Voice: Gabriella Sacco (Italian and English) Dorit Ehlers (German) Liliane Hodel (French)Dramaturg: Simona Gonella
Artistic collaboration: Yves Regenass
Original soundscape: Zeno Gabaglio
Editing and mixing: Lara Persia - Lemura Recording Studio
Graphic design: Studio CCRZ
Assistance and illustrations: Arianna Bianconi
IT implementation: Roberto Mucchiut
Production: Trickster-p, LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura
Co-production: far° Nyon / Theater Chur / ROXY Birsfelden / TAK Theater Liechtenstein / BLICKWECHSEL - Festival am Puppentheater Magdeburg / FOG Triennale Milano Performing Arts

Supported by: Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater BS/BL, Kulturförderung Kanton Graubünden / Swisslos, Percento culturale Migros, Fonds culturel de la Société Suisse des Auteurs (SSA), Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Stiftung Dr. Valentin Malamoud, Schweizerische Stiftung für den Doron Preis, Boner Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur, Fondazione Winterhalter, Anny Casty-Sprecher Stiftung

For three-year period 2018-2020 Trickster-p benefits of a "cooperative support agreement" between Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, DECS Repubblica e Cantone Ticino – Fondo Swisslos and Municipality of Novazzano

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