Cristina Castrillo/ Teatro delle Radici


Over four decades of dedication to professional theatre : from the foundation, in the seventies, of Libre Teatro Libre, one of the most famous Latin American companies in Argentina to the birth of the "Teatro delle Radici" in Switzerland in 1980.
The versality of her work (as an actress, a teacher and a director) has led her to put into practice the fundamental aspects of her approach, both as regards her perfornance and that of other actors.
Dedicating all her efforts to the research of elements that are basis of an actor's training, she has contributed to the creation of collective and individual shows in which the actor is always at the very heart of the inventive process. The creation of her solo entitled "On the Heart of the Earth" is particularly noteworthy. The performance has been presented on many occasions and several festivals in Europe and Latin America.
To expand her pedagogical activities, she has created, in cooperation with colleagues of the "Teatro delle Radici", a "Theatre Lab School" for foreing actors. Her method has been presented at countles workshops that she has been invited to lead in different countries in Europe, central and latin America, United States, Australia and New Zealand.

Since 1980 she created and directed:
"Tracciato a Matita" (1982), "Trottole" (1983), "Trappola per Tristi" (1984),
"Gli Abitanti del Tramonto" (1986), "Trapitos" (1987), "Sul Cuore della Terra" (1988), "Tangram" e "Uno" (1989), "Baguala" (1991), "L’Attimo del Blu" (1992), "Canto di Pietra" (1994), "Il Libro dei Riflessi" (1996), "Pelle di Lupo" (1997), "Le Ombre del Silenzio" (1998), "Umbral" (1999), "Stranieri" (2000), "Sguardo di Cenere" (2001), "Guardando al Sud" (2002), "Il ventre della balena" (2004), "Polvere di rugiada" (2006), D versus D (2007), "Shakespeariana" (2008), "
Dance of the benches" (2009), "Track" (2009),, Where the sight flows (2010), The secret voice of the sparrows (2010), Remains (2011), Snow (2012)


The performances, workshops and demonstrations of work have been presented in:Austria, Australia, Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Cuba, Denmark, Domenican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Georgia, Grece, India, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Moldavia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Pakistan, Peru, Russia, Singapur, Switzerland, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela.


She edited the book "Attore-Autore" ( "Actor–Author"), "I Sentieri dell’ Acqua" ("The Paths of the Water") , "Trilogia dell’assenza" e "Voci peregrine"with the texts of the performances of Teatro delle Radici until 2010.
She writes in different theatrical reviews in Europe and Latin America.