CROSS Festival that develops in between Verbania and Cannobio, is born from the experience of the Festival ‘Villaggio d’Artista’ and the success of the CROSS project and the CROSS Award.
The Festival is a reference point for the performing arts, wants to contribute to the international debate, which today must be considered as fundamental assumptions of research, curiosity towards linguistic experimentation and a responsibility towards the social context in which it’s born.

CROSS Festival sees as a necessity that in the society the artist takes a role of responsibility and this allows us, through his/her visions, to understand the world in which we live. We are interested in crossing not only different expressions, but also fields of knowledge, art, politics, social commitment, body, to investigate today’s most visionary expressions.

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

CROSS Festival 2018

Dance – Performing Art – Award – Residency

13th June – 1st July
Verbania, Cannobio, Domodossola


From June 13 to July 1, Verbania, Cannobio on the shores of the Lake Maggiore, and for the first time also the city of Domodossola are preparing to host the new edition of CROSS FESTIVAL, the international event dedicated to Performing Arts, with over 50 artists from Italy and abroad, 3 National Premiere, 1 Co-production, 7 locations in 3 Municipalities.

Artists: Sina Saberi (Iran), Benoît Lachambre (Canada), Noname Sosu (South Korea), Art Project Bora (South Korea), Nina’s Drag Queen, Tecnologia Filosofica, Silvia Gribaudi, Qui & Ora Residenza Teatrale, Roberto Fassone, Sergio Garau/Francesca Gironi, Jacopo Jenna, Reciclette.