hardly ever - wee/francesco scavetta

Concept/choreography: Francesco Scavetta Original version created in collaboration with: Gry Kipperberg, Erikk McKenzie, Orfee Schuijt, Thomas Vantuycom Touring version created in collaboration and danced by: Ismaera Takeo Ishii, Gry Kipperberg, Erikk McKenzie, Orfee Schuijt, Thomas Vantuycom Dramaturge: Sasa Bozic Costume design: Gjøril Bjercke Sæther Stage: Francesco Scavetta, Gjøril Bjercke Sæther and Per-Anders Karlsson Light design: Stefano Stacchini Sound design: Tormod Friis Pettersen, Kevin Sandman Japanese text translation: Sayaka Akitzu, Mami Izumi, Ismaera Takeo Ishii Production: Wee Co-production: Dansens Hus In collaboration with: Vitlycke-Centre for performing arts, Göteborg Dans & Teater Festival, WASP/4Culture Bucharest and Kyoto Art Centre Supported by: Arts Council Norway and Fond for lyd og bilde

17.04 - 23.04

Residency of Wee/Francesco Scavetta to rehearse the new version of “Hardly ever” for the tour to Japan.

“Hardly ever” explores the notion of truth and lies in theatre and everyday experience, bringing forward an investigation started with “Sincerely yours” (2008-09). The work plays with the gap between creating expectations and allowing the unexpected. Presenting the juxtaposition of physical responses to verbal statements, where the slight mismatch opens for new associations. Involving the body as cartography of the space and using the voice, singing and talking, with a significant text that informs with its meanings and affects for what it evokes.

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