BALLETTO DI ROMA
in collaboration with Comune di Seriate
Performance for young audience
Invention Alessandro Sciarroni
Advice Lisa Gilardino
Alessandro Sciarroni brings HOME ALONE to the stage, a dance show with video interaction for a young audience interpreted by dancers from the Roman ensemble. The production falls under the TEATRO RAGAZZI project which Balletto di Roma intends to use to launch dance programmes for younger performers.
After the resounding success of JOSEPH_Kids, a 2013 creation presented in Italy and abroad in prestigious settings such as the Festival d'Automne in Paris and the Biennale de la Danse in Lyon, Alessandro Sciarroni once again explores multimedia themes for a younger audience with a new version of the show specifically conceived for the Roman company.
The work aims to present young people with the opportunity to see technological means as vehicles of creativity and not merely alienation. HOME ALONE is fun and thought-provoking, proposing the idea of moving and acting in a performance space in unusual and unforeseen ways. The show recalls the deep intelligence and intuition that each young viewer (and possible performer) brings with them, involving the young and not-so-young in a surprising visual game. Using a computer and a screen on the stage, the actors will deform, expand and restrict the space, adapting their bodies to the images of a multi-shaped reflection. An integral part of the performance is a time of interactive play where the children will experience the simple technological device at the base of the performance.
DANCERS: Francesco Saverio Cavaliere, Valentina Pierini
CREATION DATE: Belgrade Dance Festival – april 2016
Alessandro Sciarroni is an Italian performer, choreographer and director with a background in visual arts and and several years of activity as a performer. His works were presented in Dance and Contemporary Theatre Festivals, museums and art galleries, as well as in non-theatrical venues. Since 2007, his work has been performed in 21 European countries, in Uruguay (FIDCU) and in the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi Art Fair). From 2012 the artist's poetical research changed radically and he started creating long-running shows that merge languages from Contemporary Dance and Performance Art, characterized by rigorous conceptual projects having strong emotional impact on the audience. The trilogy Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? is composed by the shows Folk-s, Untitled and Aurora. In 2013, Folk-s launches the “Rencontres internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis” and concludes the “Impulstanz Festival” in Wien, getting that way invitations to many acclaimed European Festivals including the “Kunstenfestivaldesarts” in Brussels and the “Festival d’Automne” in Paris that dedicated him a monographic programme in different theatres of the city. About his last piece, Untitled, its premiere takes place in 2014 at the “Biennale de la danse” in Lyon along with Joseph_Kids, a version for young audience of his solo piece Joseph. Furthermore, in 2013 and 2014, the artist is invited to create tow events for the “Venice Biennale”, dance section, directed by Virgilio Sieni. Alessandro Sciarroni has participated to cross-border networks that promote Contemporary Dance and the artists' mobility throughout Europe like “Anticorpi Explo”, “Aerowaves” and “Modul Dance”, a multi-annual cooperation project established through the collaboration of 19 European dance houses from 15 different countries. He’s also taken part to residency projects like “Choreographic dialogues”, “Choreoroam”, “Performing Gender” and “Migrant Body”, a dance project that aims to translate into choreographic creations a reflection on migration and its cultural impact on the European and Canadian society. Alessandro Sciarroni is supported and produced by Marche Teatro in collaboration with international co-producers like the Comune di Bassano del Grappa / Centro per la Scena Contemporanea, la Biennale de la danse / Maison de la Danse de Lyon, Mercat de les Flors-Graner / Barcelona and by the association Corpoceleste_C.C.00# of which he’s the artistic director. Sciarroni is one of the artists of the Progetto Matilde, a regional project that promotes artists in the Marches region in Italy and APAP – Advancing Performing Arts Projects.