Alessandro SciarroniFOLK-S will you still love me tomorrow?
14 - 15 DEC 2017
Ticket 15,00 Euros Ticket under 30/over 65/groups 10,00 Euros Students 7,00 Euros
8 pm Duration determined by spectators and performers
Triennale Teatro dell'Arte
FOLK-S is a hypnotic performance, a bizarre idea that plays with the rhythm of dance. Alessandro Sciarroni stages a performative practice that rethinks the relationship between choreographic action and time, generating an empathic relationship between audience and dancers. The performance carries on for as long as at least one of the dancers is still dancing and one of the spectators is watching.
The work developed from a reflection on popular practices of ancient folk dance which have survived until now. The Schuhplattler, a word which literally means “shoe slapper”, is a typical Bavarian and Tyrolean folk dance in which the dancers slap their hands on their legs and shoes. The dance is here intended as a rule, as a flux of images shaped around rhythm and form, rather than content.
Through repetition, which is decontextualized both in a geographical and in a cultural sense, the folk element reveals itself most clearly. In the performance, the folk and popular element, removed from their original sound source, appear to battle against and merge with the contemporary condition, constantly fighting for survival.
FOLK-S is one of Sciarroni’s most acclaimed and widely performed works.
Alessandro Sciarroni (San Benedetto del Tronto, 1976) is an artist active in the performing arts with experience in the fields of visual arts and theatrical research. His projects have been presented in theatre and dance festivals, in museums, galleries and unconventional spaces while involving performers with diverse backgrounds. Through his work, which is characterized by rigor and formal consistency, he tries to discover the obsessions, fears and fragility present in performance using repetitive movements, pushing the limits of physical resistance and challenging his performers.
JOSEPH (2011), FOLK-S (2012), Untitled (2013), JOSEPH_kids (2013), Aurora (2015),
CHROMA_tutning_project (2014-2017) are a few of his more recent productions which have been presented at Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels, Centre Pompidou as well as at Le 104 in Paris, MAXXI in Rome, Impulstanz Festival in Vienna, the Abu Dhabi Art Fair, and many more cultural centres. In 2013 and 2014 he was invited to create two performances for the Dance section of the Venice Biennial, directed by Virgilio Sieni. He has participated in numerous European programs and residencies including Choreographic Dialogues (2010), Choreoroam (2011), Performing Gender (2014), Migrant Bodies (2014-15). In 2015 he received the support of Fondation d’Entreprise Hermès for Aurora. Since 2016 he has been an associate artist to the Le 104 artistic centre in Paris. In 2017 he received the Premio Hystrio. He is supported by Marche Teatro.
concept and dramaturgy Alessandro Sciarroni performers Marco D'Agostin, Pablo Esbert Lilienfeld, Francesca Foscarini, Matteo Ramponi, Anna Bragagnolo, Francesco Vecchi, Amy Bell sound Pablo Esbert Lilienfeld video and images Matteo Maffesanti lighting design Rocco Giansante costumes Ettore Lombardi faith coaching Rosemary Butcher dramaturgical consultant and casting Antonio Rinaldi choreographic consultant Tearna Schuichplattla production director Marta Morico management Benedetta Morico press office Beatrice Giongo administration Chiara Fava project curator and marketing Lisa Gilardino produced by Marche Teatro Teatro di Rilevante Interesse Culturale, Progetto Archeo.S - System of Archeological Sites of the Adriatic Seas co-financed by the programme Cooperazione Transfrontaliera Cross-Border Cooperation IPA-Adriatico in collaboration with Corpoceleste_C.C.00# and with Inteatro, Amat-Civitanova Danza for “Civitanova Casa della Danza”, Centrale Fies, ChoreoRoam Europe: Centro per la Scena Contemporanea - Comune di Bassano del Grappa, The Place/London, Dansateliers/Rotterdam, Dance Week Festival/Zagreb and Paso a 2/Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid