Cirque Danse Mountaineering

White out is a tribute to all the climbers who have disappeared, or embrace that kind of risk, in the endless white of high mountains: The conquerors of the useless.

The show is an ironic and dramatic journey, fun, engaging, not only through the natural landscape evoked on stage, but through human interiority itself.


White Out tells about of a small community that faces an initiatory journey. It speaks of human nature by addressing the themes of death, separation, personal ambition, relationships within a group.

The mountain is a metaphor, the magnifying glass that allows us to take a closer look to human nature. Making decisions, facing difficulties, relying on others, are initiatory steps in the life of each one of us.

The show deals with these matters directly, keeping a straight language, associated with strong charged images, with a touch of humor . For these reasons, White Out received positive feedback from all kinds of audiences, regardless of previous interest in mountain stories.


Concept direction choreogrpahy: Piergiorgio Milano
Performer: Javier Varela Carrera, Luca Torrenzieri, Piergiorgio Milano,
Lights design : Bruno Teusch
Sound design: Federico Dal Pozzo
Soundtrack: Piergiorgio Milano
costumes : Raphaël Lamy, Simona Randazzo, Piergiorgio Milano
Scenography : Piergiorgio Milano
With the great help of : Florent Hamon, Claudio Stellato
Thanks to: Francesco Sgro. Matias Kruger

Co-producers :
Torinodanza festival/Teatro Stabile di Torino – Teatro Nazionale, Malraux scène nationale Chambéry Savoie, within the project Corpo Links Cluster supported by PC INTERREG V A – Italia-Francia (ALCOTRA 2014-2020), Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Fondazione i Teatri Reggio Emilia Flic – Reale società ginnastica di Torino, Teatro La Caduta.

Residency : Flic – Residenza Surreale, Fondazione Emilia Romagna Teatro, teatro Asioli di Correggio, La corte Ospitale, Teatro Frida, Dinamico Festival, Garage29, Festival Moncirco

With the support of: Maison de la Culture Famenne-Ardenne, La Cocof, Théâtre Marni, FEAS – fédérations des théâtres
With the great and special support of : Compagnia di San Paolo : bando “ORA! Produzioni di Cultura Contemporanea”
Many thanks to : the association Aire Libres and all the people that have been involved in those 2 intense yearpf creation : Erika Bettin, Nicola Simone Cisternino, Elisa Melis, Enrico Camanni, Johan Bichot, Loyd Llovel, Michael Brand, Jakob Jautz, Javito Mario, Valentina Cortese, Giovanna Milano, Lucia Ferina, Alessandro Facciolo, Marzio Nardi, Maddalena Beltrami, Sylvain Formatche, Joseph Iavicoli, Julien Couzy , Sabina Scarlat, Alessandro Maida, Matteo Lo Prete, Elisa Bottero, Gianni Flaminio.

The highest ambition of this show is to transform mountaineering into an artistic language.
To create a choreographic experience and a visual syntesis in such a strong way, that the vastity of the mountain could be transported inside of a theatre, so the audience could really feel the cold, the snow, the storms, on a rocky vertical cliffs.

Piergiorgio Milano