[CHROMA_don’t be frightened of turning the page] and [DON’T BE FRIGHTENED OF TURNING THE PAGE], two versions of the same performance, 2017

 

[During the experience of the project “Migrant Bodies”, between 2014 and 2015, the artist develops an idea for a new performative practice that is deeply germinal. Starting from the observation of the migration flows of some animals that at the end of their life return to spawn and die in their natal territory, the artist began working on the concept of “turning”. The English term is translated and represented on stage in a literal sense, through the action of the body rotating around its axis: the action develops into an emotional psychophysical journey, a dance of duration, in the same way in which “turning” also means to evolve, to change. In the version “TURNING_ migrant bodies version”, Sciarroni returns on stage to perform the action in person, after training for several months in the practice that allows the body to turn indefinitely without losing its balance. Like in other works, the duration of the action and the gradual increase in speed are able to create a kind of hypnotic link between the performer and the viewer. The work was presented in the form of study during the research stages of the project “Migrant Bodies”: in the cities of Montreal, Vancouver, Zagreb and Bassano del Grappa – at the Polverigi Festival and during Live Works, as part of the festival of Centrale Fies, Dro (Trento, Italy), where he was invited along side Jérôme Bel and Santiago Sierra as a “host” of the event. The experience of “Migrant Bodies” and the feedback received after the performances, persuaded the artist to continue his research at the CSS in Udine (July 2016) and at the CENTQUATRE in Paris (April 2016), where he will be in residence with different artists to curate the sonic and visual apparatuses of the solo, which in its final form will be titled “CHROMA_don’t be frightened of turning the page”, borrowing the title and subtitle respectively from Derek Jarman’s book of colours and from an album by Bright Eyes, the artist’s favourite rock band.]

 

[invention, performance Alessandro Sciarroni / lighting design Rocco Giansante / music Paolo Persia / outfit Ettore Lombardi / dramaturgy Alessandro Sciarroni, Su-Feh Lee / curator, promotion, consulting Lisa Gilardino / administration, executive production Chiara Fava / technical director Valeria Foti / tour technician Cosimo Maggini / research, comunication Damien Modolo]

 

[production corpoceleste_C.C.00#, MARCHE TEATRO Teatro di Rilevante Interesse Culturale coproduction CENTQUATRE-Paris, CCN2 – Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble, Les Halles de Schaerbeek]

 

[the show’s creation took place at Dialoghi – Performing Arts Residencies at Villa Manin a project of CSS Teatro stabile di innovazione del FVG and Azienda Speciale Villa Manin with the support of Mibact – Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism and the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia][sviluppato come parte di Migrant Bodies presso il Centro per la Scena Contemporanea Bassano del Grappa (Italia), La Briqueterie – Centre de Développement Chorégraphique du Val de Marne (Francia), Circuit-Est (Quebéc), The Dance Centre (British Columbia) and HIPP The Croatian Institute for Dance and Movement (Croazia)]
[it was developed as part of Migrant Bodies at the Centro per la Scena Contemporanea Bassano del Grappa (Italy), La Briqueterie – Centre de Développement Chorégraphique du Val de Marne (France), Circuit-Est (Quebéc), The Dance Centre (British Columbia) and HIPP The Croatian Institute for Dance and Movement (Croatia) and as part of La Biennale di Venezia – Biennale College 2015]

 

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