Minneapolis, September 6, 2016— A transformative new figure in contemporary dance, visual/performance artist Alessandro Sciarroni elevates the art of juggling to breathtakingly sculpted movement in this meditation on the passing of time. In a spellbinding human exercise, four master jugglers respond to increasingly complicated demands of gravity, effort, and endurance. He performs his Midwest debut of Untitled_I will be there when you die on Friday–Saturday, September 23–24, in the William and Nadine McGuire Theater, 8 pm.
Sciarroni is an Italian performer, choreographer and director with a background in visual arts and several years of activity as a performer. His works have been presented in dance and contemporary theater festivals, museums and art galleries, as well as in non-theatrical venues. Since 2007, his work has been performed in 21 European countries, including Uruguay (FIDCU) and in the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi Art Fair). Beginning in 2012 Sciarroni’s artistic research changed radically and he started creating long-running shows that merged the languages of contemporary dance and performance art into rigorous conceptual projects that have a strong emotional impact on the audience. His Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? trilogy is composed of the shows Folk-s, Untitled, and Aurora. In 2013, Folk-s launched the Rencontres internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis and concluded the Impulstanz Festival in Wien, paving the way for invitations to many acclaimed European Festivals including the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels and the Festival d’Automne in Paris. His latest piece, Untitled, premiered in 2014 at the Biennale de la danse in Lyon along with Joseph_Kids, a version for young audience of his solo piece Joseph. In 2013 and 2014, Sciarroni was invited to create two events for the Venice Biennale dance section, directed by Virgilio Sieni. Sciarroni has participated in cross-border networks that promote contemporary dance and the artists’ mobility throughout Europe like Anticorpi Explo, Aerowaves, and Modul Dance which is a multiannual 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 European and Canadian societies. 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.
Tickets to Untitled_I will be there when you die are $25 ($20 Walker members) and are available at walkerart.org/tickets or by calling 612.375.7600.
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Thursday, September 22
Walker Art Center Galleries, 6:30 pm, Free
Don’t miss a US exclusive, free bonus performance as Alessandro Sciarroni—a transformative new figure in contemporary dance—presents an in-gallery work-in-progress showing of his latest work.
Drinks at the Lounge
The Walker Lounge (in the former Gather by D’Amico space) is the place to be before and after the performance. Grab a cocktail before the show, or stay afterward for a drink and conversations.
Free Gallery Admission
Extend your art experience—come back with your ticket within seven days of a performance, and get in free to the Walker galleries.