[U. (un canto)], 2024


U. is a musical performance, a concert, whose dramaturgy, curated by Alessandro Sciarroni with Aurora Bauzà and Pere Jou, consists of choral songs from the Italian repertoire composed between the mid-20th century and the present day.


The subjects of these choral songs talk about the relationship between human beings and nature, about the passing of time marked by the seasons and the work in the fields, about the relationship between the human element and the divine element. They tell of beauty and awe before nature, of virtues such as mercy, compassion, forgiveness, tolerance, endurance. They tell of the acceptance of human limitations with respect to the mystery of existence, the fragility of life, its transience, and the joy and privilege of being able to live it.


The interpreters of U. perform the chosen choral songs live, one after the other, alternating the original compositions with profound and long silences. Throughout the performance, starting from the back of the stage, the singers advance towards the audience, moving slowly and incessantly in unison.


The strength of the lyrics of these choral songs emphasizes how extraordinarily alive this tradition still is. Through their moving forward, the performers of U. consign to the audience the memory of what we were.


[ by Alessandro Sciarroni / with Raissa Avilés, Alessandro Bandini, Margherita D’Adamo, Nicola Fadda, Diego Finazzi, Lucia Limonta, Annapaola Trevenzuoli / casting, musical direction, vocal training Aurora Bauzà & Pere Jou / vocal training collaborator Oussama Mhanna / casting, dramaturgical advice, physical training Elena Giannotti / styling Ettore Lombardi / lighting design and technical direction Valeria Foti / advice and development Lisa Gilardino / administration and executive production Chiara Fava / casting, press relations and communication Pierpaolo Ferlaino / social media Giulia Traversi ]


[ production Corpoceleste_C.C.00#, MARCHE TEATRO Teatro di Rilevante Interesse Culturale – co-production Progetto RING (Festival Aperto – Fondazione I Teatri Reggio Emilia, Bolzano Danza – Fondazione Haydn, FOG Triennale Milano Performing Arts, Torinodanza Festival, Teatro Stabile di Torino – Teatro Nazionale), CENTQUATRE – PARIS, Festival D’Automne à Paris, Snaporazverein, Maison de la Musique de Nanterre  – in collaboration with Centro per la Scena Contemporanea di Bassano del Grappa. With the support of Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels. ]