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The artistic core of Stalker Teatro have worked together since setting up the ‘Political Collective’ at Turin Academy of Fine Arts in 1975, the heyday of Italy’s post-68 cultural and political uproar. This has left an enduring mark on the company’s work which is characterised by a strong commitment to artistic experimentation within socially sensitive or challenging situations.

The founding members of Stalker Teatro were involved with Turin City Council’s ground-breaking ‘cultural animation’ projects in the late 70s and helped set-up Turin’s first professionally run youth theatre in 1976. In 1981 they started a residency in Italy’s largest psychiatric clinic in Grugliasco which led to the formal foundation of Stalker Teatro in 1986.

In the 1990s, during a five-year residency at Cittadellarte, Stalker Teatro has developed important projects with Michelangelo Pistoletto in Italy and Europe at festivals, theaters, universities and prestigious museums of contemporary art.

Using a distinctive style developed from site-specific events, performance art and participatory theatre, Stalker Teatro have performed throughout all major locations and festivals in Europe.

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stalkerteatro europe tour 2016|2017
Mercat de las Flors (Barcelona SP)
Passage Festival (Helsingors DK)
Spoffin Festival (Amersfoort NL)
Imaginarius International Festival (Porto PT)
Greenwich + Docklands Int. Festival (London UK)
Hat Fair Int. Festival (Winchester UK)
The Spring Arts Festival (Lugano CH)
Mirabilia Int. Festival (Fossano IT)

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awards
Winner international call 2016 Spoffin Off (Amersfoort NL)
Shortlisted for international call 2017 Be Festival (Birmingham UK)
"Teatri delle Diversità - Community Theatre" award ANCT 2014 (Volterra IT)
"Franco Enriquez - Social Commitment" award 2009 (Ancona IT)

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about us
THE HERALD Glasgow, (N. Cooper)
“[...] director Gabriele Boccacini have achieved what a million town planners have walled-in and made impossible, liberating hearts and minds by giving them space. In ana ideal world, it would always be thus”

CHALON DANS LA RUE, Chalon (Anne Proust)
“[...] Se poser, regarder, écouter, respirer… Se laisser porter par le très beau spectacle que Stalker Teatro propose dans la cour de la maison des associations … Voilà un instant magique”

LA PROVENCE Avignon, (C. Dehoux)
“[...] Au fil du spectacle, le public est conduit dans différents lieux à l’extérieur puis à l’intérieur de l’Université: il “vogue” de surprise en surprise. Si le spectateur participe activement au spectacle, il n’y est pas contraint et forcé mais invité avec délicatesse. Une interprétation déroutante”

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