8 December 2022 | Une 5ème Saison, biennale d’art et de culture d'Aix-en-Provence

Published on 03 November 2022
Parallèle Pratiques artistiques émergentes internationales
Une 5ème Saison, biennale d’art et de culture d’Aix-en-Provence, Hiver
08.12.2022, 20h

TURNING_Orlando's version, Alessandro Sciarroni


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.

The TURNING project is divided into different presentations and events that the artist calls “versions”. Each “version” involves different performers, as well as visual artists, musicians and designers, called by the artist to interpret the same action according to their own sensitivity – dramaturgically consistent with the title of the project: the materials and the physical scores are subject to a change, an evolution, a transformation, within each individual event.



Creation: Alessandro Sciarroni

Five performers in alternation: Maria Cargnelli, Francesco Saverio Cavaliere, Lucrezia Gabrieli, Sofia Magnani, Marissa Parzei, Roberta Racis

Music: Aurora Bauzà and Pere Jou (Rec.Telemann)

Choreographic and dramaturgical advice: Elena Giannotti

Costumes: Ettore Lombardi

Technical direction: Valeria Foti

Administration, executive production: Chiara Fava

Production, diffusion: Lisa Gilardino

Communication: Pierpaolo Ferlaino

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

TURNING_Orlando's version was 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.


Save the last dance for me, Alessandro Sciarroni


In Save the last dance for me Alessandro Sciarroni works together with the dancers Gianmaria Borzillo and Giovanfrancesco Giannini on the steps of a Bolognese dance called Polka Chinata. It is a courtship dance originally performed by men only and dating back to the early 1900s: physically demanding, almost acrobatic, it requires that the dancers embrace each other, whirl as they bend to their knees almost to the ground.

The work was created in collaboration with Giancarlo Stagni, a Filuzziani dance master who revived this ancient tradition thanks to the rediscovery and study of some documentation videos dating back to the 1960s. Sciarroni discovered this dance in December 2018 when the dance was practiced in Italy only by 5 people in total. For this reason, the project consists of a performance performed by the two dancers and a series of workshops aimed at spreading and reviving this popular tradition in danger of extinction.



Creation : Alessandro Sciarroni, with Gianmaria Borzillo and Giovanfrancesco Giannini

Artistic collaboration : Giancarlo Stagni

Music : Aurora Bauzà and Pere Jou (Rec.Telemann)

Costumes : Ettore Lombardi

Technical direction : Valeria Foti

Technical, on tour : Cosimo Maggini

Production, diffusion : Lisa Gilardino

Administration, executive production : Chiara Fava

Communication : Pierpaolo Ferlaino

Production : Corpoceleste_C.C.00#, MARCHE TEATRO Teatro di Rilevante Interesse Culturale

Coproductions : Santarcangelo Festival, B.Motion, Festival Danza Urbana


Alessandro Sciarroni is an associate artist of CENTQUATRE-Paris

and at the Triennale Milano Teatro 2022-2024.


Evening: T-18 years 10€, TR 12€, TP 18€ on reservation

In co-production with the Ballet Preljocaj