© Alessandro Sciarroni
April 1 – 2, 2023
From 5 pm to 10 pm The spectators can arrive at the performance when they like and attend for as long as they wish. It is possible to enter and leave the venue freely. Capacity is limited: it may be necessary to wait before entering the venue
Between music and theater, six performers and a pianist give life to a durational performance, an action without beginning or end, representing a humanity seen up close. Alessandro Sciarroni – Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale and Triennale Milano Teatro’s associate artist – always uses repetition and physical resistance at the core of his practice, as elements capable of unveiling the obsessions and fragilities of the performative act. This new work by the artist invites the viewer to go through a mystery, to inhabit together with the performers a suspended space-time, for as long as they wish. The performers – like sleepwalkers, works in the flesh – organize their senses and movements in relation to the gaze of the viewer.
The first intuitive spark of the project is a text initially conceived by Alessandro Sciarroni as a script for a theatrical staging. The script later took the form of a novel and today represents one of the offshoots of DREAM. Alessandro Sciarroni is an Italian artist whose work goes beyond traditional definitions of genre: starting from a Duchampian conceptual framework, he uses a theatrical framework, stealing from the worlds of dance and other disciplines such as circus and sports. His creations have been presented in contemporary dance and theater festivals, museums and art galleries, in Europe, America, the Middle East and Asia. In addition to dedicating a monograph to him, in 2019 the Venice Biennale awarded him the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in Dance. Among his most recent awards: Europe Theatre Realities Award, Hystrio Award and Premio Coreografo Elettronico. Alessandro Sciarroni's works attempt to unveil – by putting to the test the performers' physical endurance – the obsessions, fears and fragility of the performative act.
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by: Alessandro Sciarroni with: Marta Ciappina, Matteo Ramponi, Elena Giannotti, Valerio Sirna, Edoardo Mozzanega, Pere Jou pianist: Davide Finotti dramaturgical consulting: Salvo Lombardo soundscape: Aurora Bauzà & Pere Jou costumes: Ettore Lombardi lighting design, technical care: Valeria Foti care, advice, development: Lisa Gilardino administration, executive production: Chiara Fava press relations, communication: Pierpaolo Ferlaino social media: Giulia Traversi production: Marche Teatro – Teatro di Rilevante Interesse Culturale, Corpoceleste_C.C.00#, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels, CENTQUATRE-PARIS, Festival D'Automne à Paris, Triennale Milano Teatro, CSS Teatro stabile di innovazione del FVG, Centrale Fies, Snaporazverein, Azienda Speciale Palaexpo – Mattatoio | Progetto Prendersi Cura, La Contrada – Teatro Stabile di Trieste Alessandro Sciarroni is CENTQUATRE-PARIS’ associate artist