193 Problems is an ironic reflection on the difficulties of a mixed group of humans.
The use of circus arts, in parallel with bizarre situations in which the group finds themselves,
creates a surreal world where the characters each face their own problems in a symbolic way.
The artistic signature of the collective sways between the dreamlike and a garage-rock-band rehearsal.


For the public the show is a sort of social experiment, an attempt to create a common project by individuals who althought ill–matched succeed through sheer obstinacy in staging the production.

The 193 problems project takes its name from a real list which serves as an ironic inspiration for the group’s work, a device summarising unexpected events, mishaps and different accidents impacting on the group members over the two-year project.
They are a source of more or less explicit inspiration underlying the creative process and give the show a tragicomic touch designed to generate both amusement and reflection.

193 problems brings on the scene the collective’s difficulties which range from simply rubbing shoulders together to more important issues… such as transnational barriers which still today limit the freedom of movements of human beings hindering the free artistic creation among artists who belong to different countries.

Outside eye:

Salvatore Frasca

Francesco Sgrò

Alessandro Maida

Artistic disciplines and languages involved:
•Contemporary circus disciplines, namely hand-to-hand, Cyr wheel, objects manipulation, aerial trapeze, handstands, acro staff;
•Theatre disciplines, namely physical theatre, improvisation and clowning;
•Contemporary dance and acro dance;
•Live music (voice, beatbox, eletronic misic, live looping,eletric guitar, ..)
•Martial Arts (Taekwondoo)


Winners of SMart it up! Prize 2017

Co – productions with:

Flic Circus School, Turin

Festival Dinamico

Support from:

Vertigo Circus School