Training quotidien

Francesco Scavetta (technical)


A Surprised Body

Already the title, « A Surprised Body » defines for me, a metaphorical space – the image of a body in a constantly alerted state, able to surprise itself, escaping from a habitual daily body and from any kind of routine. A body more focused on reacting, than on acting. The reaction forces us to avoid mental approaches.

Throughout a structured score of exercises, that combines floor work, hands-on exercises, tai chi chuan and movement sequences, the work focuses oncentering and gravity; on awakening the internal and external supports, while allowing isolation in the limbs and flow in the movement.


The physical training aims at generating awareness and at creating occasions for discoveries.

  • Tarif plein : 6€
  • Tarif adhérent : 5€

Scavetta has developed a reputation on the international dance scene for his wildly inventive work, playful humour and subversive intelligence and his company is at the forefront of the Nordic dance scene.In 1999 he established in Oslo, together withGry Kipperberg, the dance company Wee and, since then,has produced22 performances and experienced an extensive international activity, touring in 37 countries -in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North, Central and South America.

Wee’s creations have changed in format and aesthetic, yet they have continuously explored what theatre and performance can mean in contemporary life and what kind of dialogues they can open with the audience. Scavetta’s theatricality has often been associated with the atmosphere of a weird dream or to a playful world of a child: strange, funny, poetic and, at the same time, surprising. The core of the company’s investigation deals with fragility and paradox, epiphany and dream, empathy and surprise, avoiding narrative and physical cliché, while questioning reality and identity with humoristic disbelief.“Wee creates performances that can engage and amaze, can evoke empathy and twist expectations, that can be both poetic and unusual, and that we experience as a challenge first of all for ourselves: that surprises us, as much as it talks to us and about us.”

Born in Italy, Scavetta studied at National Academy of Dance of Rome, graduated in Theatre and Performing Arts and Post-graduated in Sciences of Communication. He is the funder of Vitlycke-Centre for Performing Arts (Sweden)

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