Alessandro Sciarroni

Camping Workshop

26 > 30.06.23

CN D Pantin

Alessandro Sciarroni is an Italian artist active in performing arts with several years of experience in visual arts and theater research. His work starts from a conceptual Duchamplike matrix using a theatrical framework and they are featured in festivals, museums and unconventional spaces, in whole Europe, South and North America and Asia. In his creations he involves professionals from different disciplines and uses some techniques and experiences from dance, as well as circus or sports. His work tries to uncover obsessions, fears and fragilities of the act of performing, through the repetition of a practice to the limits of the physical endurance of the interpreters, looking at a different dimension of time, and to an empathic relationship between the audience and the performers. In 2019 he was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in Dance by the Venice Biennial. Alessandro Sciarroni is associate artist of Centquatre – Paris and Triennale Milano Teatro 2022-2024.

The workshop is open to people with different backgrounds and is especially aimed at those with a strong inclination for exploring new experimental formats, poetics and aesthetics. The research subject will be the performance practices created for the TURNING project and DREAM, the artist’s latest production. In TURNING, the term is translated and represented on stage literally, through the action of the body rotating around its axis and unfolding in a psychophysical emotional journey, in a durational dance; as well as in its meaning of evolving, changing. In DREAM, the performers are figures that the viewer is allowed to visit as they were inside a museum, a plaster cast gallery: they are a work of art in the flesh.