[TURNING_Orlando’s version], 2019


TURNING_Orlando’s version is a creation by Alessandro Sciarroni in which he explores the practice of classical dance and in particular the dance on pointe shoes. Together with the choreographer in collaboration with Elena Giannotti, the research was carried out with a group of five dancers (Maria Cargnelli, Francesco Saverio Cavaliere, Lucrezia Gabrieli, Sofia Magnani, Roberta Racis) and the musical composition was created by Aurora Bauza and Pere Jou (Telemann Rec.).


Orlando refers to a round cyclicity, to a circular transformation, as in Virginia Woolf’s novel, it invites us to cross a mystery: does it evoke the name of a person or a place full of palm trees in Florida suspended in expectation of a cyclone?


TURNING_Orlando’s version is a new chapter of a larger project (TURNING) inspired by the migration flows of some animals that at the end of their life return to spawn and die in their natal territory, where the verb “turning” 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 psycho-physical journey, a dance of duration, in the same way in which “turning” also means to evolve, to change.


In this piece, there’s a deep link with the wild animal life, with the mysterious and inevitable power of animals and their transhumance processes, as vibrant as silhouettes on the horizon.


[invention Alessandro Sciarroni / with (5 performers alternately) Maria Cargnelli, Francesco Saverio Cavaliere, Lucrezia Gabrieli, Sofia Magnani, Marissa Parzei, Roberta Racis / music Aurora Bauzà and Pere Jou (Telemann Rec.) / assistant, training, choreographic and dramaturgical consulting Elena Giannotti / styling Ettore Lombardi / casting Damien Modolo / technical director Valeria Foti / tour technician Cosimo Maggini / administration, executive production Chiara Fava / curator, promotion, consulting Lisa Gilardino]


[production MARCHE TEATRO Teatro di rilevante interesse culturale, corpoceleste_C.C.00##]

[coproduction Fondazione Matera-Basilicata 2019 e Basilicata 1799, CENTQUATRE-Paris, Snaporazverein]

[with the support of Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels, L’arboreto – Teatro Dimora | La Corte Ospitale ::: Centro di Residenza Emilia-Romagna]

[The Turning_Orlando’s version project is realized with the contribution of ResiDance XL – places and residency projects for choreographic creations, action of Anticorpi XL Network – Giovane Danza D’autore, coordinated by L’ arboreto – Teatro Dimora di Mondaino]