Voci dal Mondo Reale
Alexis Paul – Alessandro Sciarroni – Folk choirs
Voci dal Mondo Reale is an original performance that traces a line from the Caucasus to the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, with Italy as the central stage. Directed by musician and composer Alexis Paul with choreographer Alessandro Sciarroni – Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale and associate artist of Triennale Milano Teatro –, this unique performance has been commissioned by the Nomadic Nights – the live program of the Fondation Cartier – for the exhibition Mondo Reale, part of the 23rd Triennale Milano International Exhibition Unknown Unknowns. An Introduction to Mysteries. Throughout the Triennale exhibition spaces, folk choirs with a contemporary twist perform traditional songs about love, nature, exile, and resistance.
– with: Mariam Kanayan (Armenia), Gorda & Nino Nakeuri (Georgia), Isokratisses (Greece), Júlia Lerner (Hungary), Ficu Fresche (Italy), Cuncordu e Tenore de Orosei (Italy), I Piccoli Cantori delle Colline di Brianza (Italy), Voci dalla Rocca (Italy), Tighri Uzar (Algeria), Sopa de Pedra (Portugal)
– choirmaster: Oussama Mhanna
– styling: Ettore Lombardi
Alexis Paul is a French composer, musician, and cultural player. His work is determined by a homogeneous form of poetic intentions. It focuses more particularly on music as a “tool” and his most recent projects revolve around using a street organ, through which he has collaborated in many countries with traditional singers as well as all kinds of sound artists. His compositions and productions, between folk and contemporary music, lead him to perform in national museums, art foundations and contemporary music venues.
Alessandro Sciarroni is an Italian artist active in the field of performing arts with several years of experience in visual arts and theater research. His works are featured in contemporary dance and theater festivals, museums and art galleries, as well as in unconventional spaces and involve professionals from different disciplines. In 2019 he was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in Dance by the Venice Bienniale. Alessandro Sciarroni is associated artist at Triennale Milano Teatro and at CENTQUATRE-Paris.