[Op. 22 No. 2], 2022


Op. 22 No. 2 is the title of a short solo choreographed by Alessandro Sciarroni, commissioned and from an idea by Emanuele Masi for BolzanoDanza, inspired by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius’ symphonic poem “The Swan of Tuonela” and based on the epic poem Kalevala from Finnish mythology. The choreographic solo is performed by Marta Ciappina, a dancer Sciarroni has been collaborating with for several years.

“Alessandro depicts a female figure dressed in sharp feathers and endowed with filed nails. Yet, hidden by the sparkle of a supposed vigour, her eyes seem shrunk to a thin slit, her speech stumbles in front of the death, her skin quivers. Isn’t that me? A former child who ridiculed life by defying events with purple arrows. The writer approaches, understands and has no fear. Happiness is caught. Thank you”.


[by Alessandro Sciarroni / with Marta Ciappina / music Jean Sibelius (Op. 22 No. 2,”Tuonelan joutsen”) / costumes Ettore Lombardi / promotion and development Lisa Gilardino / executive production Chiara Fava / technical care Valeria Foti]


[Alessandro Sciarroni is associate artist of CENTQUATRE – PARIS and Triennale Milano Teatro 2022-2024]


[commission Festival Bolzano Danza | Tanz Bozen / production MARCHE TEATRO Teatro di Rilevante Interesse Culturale, Corpoceleste_C.C.00# / in co-production with Festival Bolzano Danza | Tanz Bozen with the support of NOI Techpark Südtirol / Alto Adige]


[The work Op. 22 No. 2 was created from an idea by Emanuele Masi, as a part of “Swans never die” network – a project by Lavanderia a Vapore – Centro di Residenza per la Danza (Piemonte dal Vivo – Circuito Multidisciplinare dello Spettacolo, Coorpi, Didee Arti e Comunicazione, Mosaico Danza, Zerogrammi); Operaestate Festival Veneto and Centro per la Scena Contemporanea CSC Bassano del Grappa; Triennale Milano Teatro; Fondazione Teatro Grande di Brescia; Festival Bolzano Danza – Fondazione Haydn; Gender Bender Festival; “Memory in Motion. Re-Membering Dance History (Mnemedance)” – Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia; DAMS – Università degli Studi di Torino.