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, inspired by the film "Stalker" by the russian film maker Andrej Tarkovskij.
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 and beyond.
stalkerteatro int. tour 2017|2018
Imaginarius Int.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)
ANSAN Int. Festival (Seul KR)
Polytech Festival (Moscow RU)
Olala Fest (Lienz AU)
Bell Square (London UK)
City festival (Leicester UK)
Lewisham People's Day festival (London UK)
Cirk! Int. Fest. (Aalst BE)
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)
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”