CROSS Festival since 2012 combines activities of promotion, training and production of projects related to contemporary performing languages. It arises from the experience of the Festival Villaggio d’Artista and the success of the CROSS Award project which, from 2015 to date, has collected over 600 applications from over 30 European and non-European countries. CROSS Festival wants to become a point of reference for the performing arts, contributing to the international debate, whose assumptions are currently the continuous research towards linguistic experimentation and the responsibility towards the social context in which it is born.

For CROSS Festival it is necessary that in society, the artist assumes a role of responsibility and that allows us, through his visions, to understand the world in which we live. We are interested in crossing not only languages ​​but also fields of knowledge, art, politics, social commitment, body, to investigate today’s most visionary expressions.

Central space of CROSS Festival is Il Maggiore – the new theatre of the city of Verbania – born with the aim of being the beating heart of the territory’s activities.


CROSS Festival 2019

Dance – Performing Art – Award – Residences
May 11 – June 30


The 2019 edition will take place in Verbania from June 21st to June 30th 2019 with two projects opening and launching the program: a preview on May 11th, a convivial show, Saga Salsa by Qui & Ora, will take place at the table at the historical Villa Olimpia and we will present the extraordinary show on the wall of the company Il Posto Vertical Dance, a popular event for the general public, in the central square of the town.


Qui e Ora Residenza Teatrale – Il Posto Vertical Dance + Marco Castelli Small Ensamble – Francesco Michele Laterza – Sara Marasso – Giselda Ranieri / ALDES – Andrea Gallo Rosso – Alberto Ricca, nickname Bienoise – Davide Valrosso – Goblin Party (South Korea) – Shamel Pitts (USA-Brasil) – Marche Teatro / Protein – Animanera – Accademia Teatro Dimitri (Switzerland) – AjaRiot – Phoebe Zeitgeist + The Verge of Ruin – Adriano Bolognino / EgriBiancoDanza – T.H.E. Dance Company (Singapore).