White out

Piergiorgio Milano [BE/IT]

W H I T E   O U T – Conquering the useless

Circus, dance, alpinism

On tour

stage performance

In alpinism ‘White out’ means the complete loss of space-time references and the consequent impossibility to advance or retreat. A harsh condition that can lead to extreme consequences. A gentle boundary between life and death, soft as the clouds and the snow.

Alpinism belongs to all nations, and has a deeply human history. White Out is a tribute to all the climbers who have disappeared, or embraced that kind of risk, in the endless white of heights. The conquerors of the useless.

White Out is an ironic and dramatic journey, fun, engaging, not only through the natural landscape evoked on stage, but through human interiority, opening up glimpses for other looks.

“The highest ambition of this show is to transform mountaineering into an artistic language. To create a choreographic experience and a visual synthesis in such a strong way, that the vastity of the mountain is transported inside the theatre, so the audience could breath and taste the snow, the storm, the rocky vertical cliffs.”

Piergiorgio Milano


Cast : Writing, directing and choreography: Piergiorgio Milano / performers: Javier Varela Carrera, Piergiorgio Milano, Luca Torrenzieri / with support of: Florent Hamon / light design: Bruno Teusch / costumes and scenography: Raphaël Lamy, Simona Randazzo, Piergiorgio Milano / sound creation: Federico Dal Pozzo / many thanks to: Claudio Stellato, Francesco Sgro ● Co-producers : Torinodanza festival – Teatro Stabile di Torino Teatro Nazionale // Malraux scène nationale Chambéry Savoie within ‘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 // Festival MoncircoWith support of : Maison de la Culture Famenne-Ardenne // La Cocof // Théâtre Marni // Compagnia di San Paolo within the project ‘ORA! Produzioni di Cultura Contemporanea’

Contact : Chantal Heck

Fiche technique

Duration : 55 min
Stage : 8 x 8 min – 10 x 10 best
Height : 5 m
Set up : D-1
Take down : 2-3 hours
Audience : 250-500

The company

Piergiorgio Milano  [Be-It]
Choreographer, dancer, acrobat

«My choreographic language is the result of years of research on connecting dance, theater and circus arts. My shows are characterized by strong theatrical aesthetics, which the dance can lean on and develop in full freedom of poetry and virtuosity. I place myself on the line between different arts, categories and disciplines. It’s in trying to go beyond that line that I find the strength that feeds my creative processes. »


Piergiorgio Milano has worked and collaborated with many international artists like: James Thiérrée, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Rodrigo Pardo, David Zambrano, Roberto Olivan, Raffaella Giordano. He has created and directed the choreographies of the film “ Il Flauto Magico”, produced by Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio and Paco Cinematografica Roma. He teaches physical theater and contemporary dance in various European schools and companies such as: SEAD University of contemporary dance in Salzburg, Danscentrumjette in Brussels, Athens Vidéo Dance Festival, Tripspace in London, University of sports in Chambery, Opus Ballet Firenze, Lille circus school of Lomme, Le Lido – Circus school in Toulouse, Flic Circus school in Torino.

From the same company, see also : Pesadilla, Au bout des doigts, Do you love me, Denti

Upcoming events

WHITE OUT – Piergiorgio Milano

lundi 31/05/2021

dimanche 06/06/2021

WHITE OUT – Piergiorgio Milano

mercredi 07/07/2021

samedi 10/07/2021

WHITE OUT – Piergiorgio Milano

mercredi 01/09/2021

mercredi 15/09/2021


WHITE OUT – Piergiorgio Milano

jeudi 14/10/2021

vendredi 15/10/2021

All shows