Augusto (creation)

Alessandro Sciarroni starts a new research on the use of the voice on stage, looking at ways of turning on this aural element into a body. The duration of the performance points in the direction of an expanded temporal dimension. The sound emitted by the bodies and manipulated by the composers, links the performer’s space to that of the audience and offers the opportunity to be placed in the presentness of time and space. The public is invited to embark on a journey in which time’s new dimension allows for unforeseen epiphanies: the appearance of the human.

Piece for 9 performers

Choreography Alessandro Sciarroni
Performers (9 alternating) Massimiliano Balduzzi, Gianmaria Borzillo, Marta Ciappina, Jordan Deschamps, Pere Jou, Benjamin Kahn, Leon Maric, Francesco Marilungo, Cian Mc Conn, Roberta Racis, Matteo Ramponi
Music Yes Soeur!
Costumes Ettore Lombardi
Lighting design Sébastien Lefèvre
Movement coaching, dramaturgical collaboration Elena Giannotti
Dramaturgical consultancies Chiara Bersani, Peggy Olislaegers, Sergio Lo Gatto
Laughter yoga coaching Monica Gentile
Artistic collaboration Erna Ómarsdóttir, Valdimar Jóhannsson
Vocal coaching Sandra Soncini
Tour technician Cosimo Maggini
Programming, distribution, advice Lisa Gilardino
Administration and executive production Chiara Fava
Stage manager Valeria Foti
Casting, assistance and research Damien Modolo
Production Marche Teatro - teatro di rilevante Interesse culturale (Italy), Corpoceleste_C.C.00# (Italy), European Creative Hub - Maison de la Danse/Lyon Dance Biennale, Grec - Barcelona Festival (Spain), Théâtre de Liège (Belgium), Teatro Municipal do Porto (Portugal), CENTQUATRE-PARIS, APAP 2020 - Advancing Performing Arts Projects (a project jointly funded by the European Union's Creative Europe programme) and Theaterfestival Boulevard (Netherlands)
Coproduction Tanzfabrik Berlin (Germany), Centrale Fies (Italy), L'arboreto - Teatro Dimora di Mondaino (Italy) and other coproduction partners to be determined.
Allessandro Sciarroni is associate artist at CENTQUATRE-PARIS and is supported by the apap - Performing Europe 2020, a project co-funded by the program Creative Europe of the European Union.

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Show supported by the European Creative Hub, Lyon

Co-hosted by Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse


The company : Alessandro Sciarroni

Born in Italy, Alessandro Sciarroni is an Italian artist active in the field of Performing Arts with several years of experience in visual arts and theater research.

His works are featured in contemporary dance and theater festivals, museums and art galleries, as well as in unconventional
spaces and involve professionals from different disciplines. His work goes beyond the traditional definitions of gender. He starts from a conceptual Duchamp-like matrix, makes use of a theatrical framework, and he can use some techniques and experiences from dance, as well as circus or sports. In addition to the rigor, coherence and clarity of each creation, 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. His works have been performed worldwide: Europe, South and North America, Middle East and Asia. Among the main events he took part: the Biennale de la Danse in Lyon, Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels, Impulstanz Festival in Wien, the Venice Biennale, the Festival d’Automne and the Festival Séquence Danse at 104 in Paris, Abu Dhabi Art Fair, Crossing The Line Festival New York, Hong Kong Art Festval, Juli Dans Festival in Amsterdam, TBA Festival Portland, Festival Panorama Rio de Janeiro and he exhibited his work at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, The Walker Art Center Minneapolis and the MAXXI Museum in Rome.

The undisciplined, clumsy, and blundering fool is confronted with a very chic and respectable white clown

Alessandro Sciarroni


Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse, Lyon


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  • Tarif réduit 22€
  • Plein tarif 25€

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C13, 38, S4 - Hôpital Croix-Rousse
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