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Fondazione Live «History of Touches» 7.5.22


History of Touches

A glimpse into the universe of artist and choreographer Alessandro Sciarroni


5.7.2022, 6PM


As part of the public program Fondazione Live, the Antonio Dalle Nogare Foundation is pleased to host an evening dedicated to the artist and choreographer Alessandro Sciarroni, Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2019. Surrounded by the works of the collection, Sciarroni will personally perform Don’t be frightened of turning the page, a fascinating performance re-imagined specifically for the spaces of the Foundation. In a dedicated space it will be possible to explore a lesser-known work retracing his artistic career, History of Touches, a photographic slide-show through which the artist recounts his universe.




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 starts from a conceptual Duchamp-like matrix, making 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.



The idea for the work Don’t be frightened of turning the page started from the observation of the migration flows of some animals, that at the end of their life return to spawn and die in their natal territory; this is when Sciarroni began working on the concept of “turning”. The English term is translated and represented on stage in a literal sense, through the action of the body rotating around its axis: the action develops into an emotional psycho-physical journey, a dance of duration, in the same way in which “turning” also means to evolve, to change. The TURNING project is divided into different presentations and events that the artist calls “versions”. Each “version” involves different performers, as well as visual artists, musicians and designers, called by the artist to interpret the same action according to their own sensitivity – dramaturgically consistent with the title of the project: the materials and the physical scores are subject to a change, an evolution, a transformation, within each individual event.

On the occasion of the version presented at the Antonio Dalle Nogare Foundation, Sciarroni will perform personally, among the artworks of the collection in the spaces on the first floor.



Sciarroni’s 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, Centrale Fies, Abu Dhabi Art Fair, Crossing The Line in 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, Punta della Dogana-Palazzo Grassi in Venice and the MAXXI Museum in Rome.




invention, performance Alessandro Sciarroni
lighting design Rocco Giansante
dramaturgy Alessandro Sciarroni, Su-Feh Lee
music Paolo Persia
outfit Ettore Lombardi
curator, promotion, consulting Lisa Gilardino
administration, executive production Chiara Fava
technical director Valeria Fotitour
technician Cosimo Maggini
research, comunication Damien Modolo
production corpoceleste_C.C.00#. MARCHE TEATRO Teatro di rilevante interesse culturalecoproduction CENTQUATRE-Paris, CCN2 – Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble, Les Halles de Schaerbeekpremiere  Ascoli Piceno (I), festival delle arti sceniche contemporanee, 13.05.17


length 35 minutes



With the kind support of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano and Progress SPA.

Fondazione Live, History of Touches, Alessandro Sciarroni - Ph. Tiberio Sorvillo

Alessandro Sciarroni, Ph. Tiberio Sorvillo



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