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National Premiere

OHT | Office for a Human Theatre

Rompere il ghiaccio

With the performance Breaking the Ice, Filippo Andreatta continues to deepen the link between the landscape, the natural elements that make it up and the human condition. His “ecological” gaze focuses on the Grafferner glacier, a demarcation line between Italy and Austria and a slow-moving border due to the gradual melting of the glacier itself. Here, in the cross-border area of Trentino-Alto Adige, there are other borders, this time political, cultural, romantic, within which the stories of those who live in the territory and those who choose to cross its borders are inscribed. Together with the artist and performer Magdalena Mitterhofer and the sound designer Davide Tomat,  Andreatta narrates the love story between his grandparents Elsa and Enrico, separated by the isolation of the fascist confinement and, symbolically, along with the dissolution of the Grafferner, presents the unpredictable, iridescent, imperious nature of every idea of border.


OHT – OFFICE FOR A HUMAN THEATRE Founded in 2008, OHT [Office for a Human Theatre] is the research studio of theatre-maker and curator Filippo Andreatta whose work deals with landscape, daily personal politics and public spaces. OHT has realized national and international collaborations such as with the Haydn Foundation (IT), the NYC Artists’ Salon (USA), the Romaeuropa festival (IT), the Triennale Teatro Milan (IT), the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation (USA), the Whitechapel Gallery London (UK), the Teatro della Tosse Genova (IT), the Italian Cultural Institute of Vienna (AT) and the MAXXI museum of the arts of the XXI century Rome (IT), among  others. Finally, Centrale Fies, has frequently been a partner on various projects. OHT has been honoured with awards for artistic excellence, including Nuove Sensibilità for young theatre directors (2008), Movin’Up award for young artists (2016 and 2017), OPER.A 20.21 Fringe (2017) and nominated for Best Set-Design at UBU prize (2018).


performance by OHT | Office for a Human Theatre
concept, direction and scenography: Filippo Andreatta
with: Magdalena Mitterhofer
sound and music: Davide Tomat
associated scenography: Alberto Favretto
graphic project: bruno, Venezia
video: Armin Ferrari
set up manager: Letizia Paternieri
direction assistant: Veronica Franchi

producer and administration: Laura Marinelli
promotion and care:  Laura Artoni
glaciologist: Christian Casarotto

In corealizzazione con:
MAXXI – Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo