Alessandro Sciarroni

U. (un canto)

Performance
CENTQUATRE-PARIS
novembernov 5 – 8
Maison de la musique de Nanterre – Scène conventionnée d’intérêt national
novembernov 9
Théâtre Louis Aragon, Scène conventionnée d’intérêt national Art et création – danse – Tremblay-en-France
novembernov 30
1/3

French premiere

1h

Songs in Italian

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CENTQUATRE-PARIS

Tuesday november 5

20h30

Wednesday november 6

20h30

Thursday november 7

19h30

Friday november 8

19h30

Maison de la musique de Nanterre – Scène conventionnée d’intérêt national

Saturday november 9

18h00

Théâtre Louis Aragon, Scène conventionnée d’intérêt national Art et création – danse – Tremblay-en-France

Saturday november 30

19h00

A show 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. Casting, dramaturgical advice and physical training Elena Giannotti. Costumes Ettore Lombardi. Lighting design and technical assistance Valeria Foti. Consulting and development Lisa Gilardino. Administration and production Chiara Fava. Casting, press relations and communications Pierpaolo Ferlaino. Social media Giulia Traversi. 

Production Corpoceleste_C.C.00# ; Marche Teatro – teatro di rilevante interesse culturale Coproduction (in progress) 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 ; Snaporazverein (Samedan) ; Maison de la musique de Nanterre – Scène conventionnée d’intérêt national ; Festival d’Automne à Paris
In collaboration with CSC – Centro Per La Scena Contemporanea (Bassano del Grappa)
With the support of Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels

The CENTQUATRE-PARIS and the Festival d’Automne à Paris are co-producers of this show and present it as a co-realisation.

With the support of

A year after the premier of IRIS at the Butte-aux-Cailles swimming pool, commissioned by the Festival d'Automne, in which he explored the Italian polyphonic repertoire, Alessandro Sciarroni brings us U. (un canto). This music-based performance piece evokes the profoundly mysterious relationship between human beings and nature.

U. (a canto) by Alessandro Sciarroni is much more than just a concert. It sheds light upon the links between the voices and bodies of the present and a choral practice which draws its inspiration from the wealth of Italian folklore. After discovering this musical repertoire at the Milan Triennale in 2022, the artist began to explore, with keen interest, these post-World War II songs from northern Italy. These songs, some of which date from that period and others which are more recent, bear the hallmarks of the great masters such as Bepi De Marzi and Piercarlo Gatti. They evoke the universal themes of nature, death, friendship and the power of the musical gesture. In a homage to this choral heritage, Alessandro Sciarroni and the musicians Aurora Bauzà and Pere Jou bring us an original composition inspired by Saint-François of Assisi's Canticle of the Creatures. With its seven performers, the performance U. (a canto) offers audience members the opportunity to rediscover deep connections with nature.