a surprised body intensive

informal showing


Welcome to the informal showing of A Surprised Body Intensive workshop at Vitlycke – Center for Performing Arts, Wednesday 8 May at 18.00. A Surprised Body is a dance methodology developed by the choreographer Francesco Scavetta. This informal showing takes place at the end of a two-week intensive dance workshop led by Francesco Scavetta at Vitlycke-CPA.
Free entrance.

A Surprised Body Intensive

Francesco Scavetta proposes a personal approach to contemporary dance, based on release technique and contact improvisation, influenced by his experience as a dancer, choreographer and as well by his practice of Tai Chi Chuan, that links a deep transformation of the body to delicate poetic of movement.
Throughout a structured score of proposals, that combines floor work, hands-on exercises, tai chi chuan and movement sequences, the work focuses on centring and gravity; on awakening the internal and external supports, while allowing isolation in the limbs and flow in the movement.
The research that grounds the workshop has also led to the creation of the Surprised Body Project, a dance performance that has been developing as an ongoing creative process and since its première in 2010, it has been successfully presented in different versions in 27 countries (in Europe, Asia, Central and South America).

Francesco Scavetta

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 with Gry Kipperberg, the dance company Wee and, since then, has produced 22 performances and experienced an extensive international activity, touring in 37 countries -in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North, Central and South America.
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 founder of Vitlycke-Centre for Performing Arts (Sweden).
Scavetta has been giving workshops amount others at: P.A.R.T.S./Brussels, IMPULSTANZ/Wien, Henny Jurriëns Foundation/Amsterdam, SEAD/Salzburg Experimental Dance Academy, Greenwich Dance/London and in many dance/theatre festivals in 46 countries around the world.

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