Alessandro Sciarroni: TURNING_Orlando’s Version
Italian choreographer and artist Alessandro Sciarroni, the winner of the 2019 Venice Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in Dance, is a virtuoso of repetition and a perfectionist. His creations are strongly visually marked repetitions with variations, in which, together with the performers, he reveals the obsessions, fears and fragility of performances and searches for new time dimensions and empathies between the performers and the audience.
The main action and obsession of the performance TURNING_Orlando’s Version, is the turning, which is performed on the tiptoes of five ballet dancers who spin in perfect ballet harmony in a public space. In watching the repeating act of turning, the audience not only sees flawless ballet turns, but also witnesses the preparation for the turn, which always takes place in a circular fashion. In the same way that to turn also means to develop, to change, the performance dramaturgically develops into a psycho-physical journey, which causes a series of feelings, the strongest of which is – paradoxically, but in the best sense of the word – the feeling of time standing still.
Author: Alessandro Sciarroni
Performers: Maria Cargnelli, Francesco Saverio Cavaliere, Lucrezia Gabrieli, Sofia Magnani, Marissa Parzei, Roberta Racis
Music: Aurora Bauzŕ and Pere Jou (Telemann Rec.)
Assistant, training, choreographical and dramaturgical consultancy: Elena Giannotti
Styling: Ettore Lombardi
Casting: Damien Modolo
Technical director: Valeria Foti
Administration, executive production: Chiara Fava
Curator, promotion, consulting: Lisa Gilardino
Production: Marche Teatro Teatro di rilevante interesse culturale, corpoceleste_C.C.00##
Co-production: Fondazione Matera-Basilicata 2019, Basilicata 1799, Centquatre – Paris, Snaporazverein
Supported by: Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels, L’arboreto – Teatro Dimora | La Corte, Ospitale ::: Centro di Residenza Emilia Romagna
Alessandro Sciarroni is associated artist at CENTQUATRE-Paris and at Triennale Milano Teatro 2022-2024.
Photo by: Alessandro Cecchi, Salvatore Laurenzana