2020 Anniversary of Surprised Body Project
In the fall 2020, the Surprised Body Project will celebrate its 10 years anniversary with a new version created in co-production with Prisma Festival in Panama.
HARDLY EVER back on tour!
Upcoming tour in June with of HARDLY EVER at Dance Week Festival in Zagreb, at Vitlycke-Centre for Performing Arts (Sweden) and at SibLab, Hamar (Norway)
Wee's new production under way!
We started the second period of rehearsals of “Under the nothing night” at Vitlycke-Centre for Performing Arts. Premiere at Dansens Hus Oslo next fall.
A project by Kipperberg/Scavetta/Lertxundi. The piece is performed by Gry Kipperberg and created in collaboration with Francesco Scavetta and film-maker Laida Lertxundi.
Produced by Wee. Co-produced by Vitlycke-Centre as Performing Arts. With the support of: Norsk kulturråd fri scenekunst dans. (The full list of collaborations is still under work.)
The first presentations are planned at Vitlycke-Centre for Performing Arts the 9th, 10th and 11th of October. The work will have its premiere at Dansens Hus, in Oslo, the 22nd of October (replies until the 28th of October).
“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 .
Sometimes things get accidentally lost and never show up again.
The act of vanishing: we are all searching for something to be grasped, if not is lost forever.
There is a game that Freud describes as: “Children making things disappear and reappear, over and over, again”, as if they are practicing the experience of loss.
The Surprised body project is a dance piece that focus on choreographic and compositional issues and sees the body and the movement as its central element. The project has been developing, as an ongoing creative process, by creating several new versions of the work while touring in different countries, sometimes also involving guest dancers and new composers to participate in the performance.
Since its première in Buenos Aires in October 2010, the Surprised Body Project has been successfully presented in 27 countries in Europe, Asia and South America.
The music is composed by Jon Balke and played live by the percussion ensemble Batagraf that includes Snorre Bjerck and Ingar Zach/Helge Norbakken. The musical concept is a collection of flexible material for percussion and electronics. Musically the project will look at rhythm, not in the sense of layers, as in rhythmic music,
but more towards the rhythm of language. That is: rhythm in shorter sequences, phrases or events that break up and combine into chains of “statements”.