[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.
His work goes beyond the traditional definitions of gender. He starts from a conceptual Duchamp-like matrix, makes use of a theatrical framework, and he can use some techniques and experiences from dance, as well as circus or sports. In addition to the rigor, coherence and clarity of each creation, his work tries to uncover obsessions, fears and fragilities of the act of performing, through the repetition of a practice to the limits of the physical endurance of the interpreters, looking at a different dimension of time, and to an empathic relationship between the audience and the performers.
His works have been performed worldwide: Europe, South and North America, Middle East and Asia. Among the main events he took part: the Biennale de la Danse in Lyon, Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels, Impulstanz Festival in Wien, the Venice Biennale, the Festival d’Automne and the Festival Séquence Danse at 104 in Paris, Abu Dhabi Art Fair, Crossing The Line Festival New York, Hong Kong Art Festval, Juli Dans Festival in Amsterdam, TBA Festival Portland and he exhibited his work at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, The Walker Art Center Minneapolis and the MAXXI Museum in Rome.
In addition to making his independent productions, in 2015 he was nominated associated choreographer of the company of the Ballet of Rome for which he realized a show addressed to the young public and was supported for his creation AURORA by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès. In 2016 he created a choreographic piece commissioned by the ballet company of the Lyon Opera, which opened the Lyon Danse Biennial. In 2017 he received a commission from the Hong Kong Arts Festival for the creation of a show with a group of teenage performers and professional Asian dancers. His works have been presented in networks for the diffusion of contemporary dance and the mobility of artists such as “Antibodies Explo”, “Progetto Matilde, regional platform for the new scene in Marche”, “Aerowaves” and “Modul Dance”, a multi-annual cooperation project involving 19 European dance houses from 15 different countries. Since 2010 he has participated in numerous European projects and research residencies such as “Choreographic dialogues” (2010), “Choreoroam” (2011), “Performing Gender” (2014): a European project on gender identity and “Migrant Bodies” “(2014-15): a choreographic research and production project that aims to promote reflections and creations on the theme of migration and its cultural impact in European and Canadian society.
Alessandro Sciarroni is associated artist at CENTQUATRE-Paris and is supported as focus-artist by apap – Performing Europe 2020. His shows are produced by Marche Teatro in collaboration with international coproducers such as Comune di Bassano del Grappa – Centro per la Scena Contemporanea / la Biennale de la danse – Maison de la Danse de Lyon / il Mercat de les Flors-Graner – Barcelona / Centrale Fies and the association Corpoceleste_C.C.00# that he leads as artistic director.]
2017 – Europe Prize New Theatrical Realities; Hystrio Award; Premio Coreografo Elettronico
2013 – Rete Critica Award; Marte Award
2012 & 2013 – Best performance – Puf Festival de Pola (Croatia)
2012 – Best emerging artist – Danza&Danza Magazine
2008 – Nuove Sensibilità Award
“Alessandro Sciarroni is a choreographer with the identity card of a thespian, he’s a dance researcher with the soul of a visual artist, he examines loneliness but loves the emotional exchange between performers and spectators”.
La Repubblica, Rodolfo Di Giacomo
“The prodigy Sciarroni, announced revelation.”
Les Inrockuptibles, Philippe Noisette