08.06. – 18.06.2023

The Impulse Theatre Festival has been the most important platform for the independent performing arts in the German-speaking countries for more than 30 years. We will be hosting the SHOWCASE this year, presenting the productions selected by the jury at the FFT and at various other locales throughout Düsseldorf.

caruso + avila


Performance Theatre & Performance
3_mi vida en transito_ caruso+ avila©Ralph_Kuehne.jpg

This project is based on the friendship between Elvio Avila and Savino Caruso. They stand on stage together: Savino in person, Elvio on screen, in a live link from Argentina. The two friends simultaneously talk to the camera, to the audience and with each other. They talk about vulnerability and about not wanting to live any more but being unable to die. They sing and dance with each other. And they ask what all this has to do with them as men who, when they were children, used to admire Western heroes for how strong, lonely and emotionless they were. 70 per cent of suicides in Germany are committed by men. But on this stage, the darkness turns into light and loneliness is replaced by a bond. For the two friends, their search for a viable future has found an important intermediate goal in a joint artistic project: Yes, art can save lives!



Performance, Artistic Direction: Savino Caruso, Performance, Concept: Elvio Avila, Video: Eleonora Camizzi, Graphics, Costumes, Scenography: Isabelle Mauchle, Sound Technician: Lena Brechbühl, Dramaturgy: Sebastian Gisi, Artistic Support: Beatrice Fleischlin, Production Manager: Gilda Laneve


A co-production with Südpol Luzern. With support from the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, the Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Migros Culture Percentage, the Canton of Lucerne Cultural Funding in association with Swisslos, the Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung SIS, Stiftung Monika Widmer, the Landis & Gyr Foundation and the City of Lucerne’s funds for the Promotion and Development of Cultural Activities (FUKA). Thanks to ROXY Birsfelden.