In Copenhagen, to present “Hardly ever” within “More, more and more”.
We just started rehearsing for the new creation that will premiere at Dansens Hus in Oslo in May 2017.
Surprised Body Project #London
Wee/Francesco Scavetta is rehearsing at Vitlycke-Centre for Performing Arts a new version of the Surprised Body Project #London. The piece is created in co-production with Greenwich Dance/London and will be premiered on 22 June 2016, at The Borough Hall, as part of Greenwich Dances 2016.
Wees new creation “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 .
The Surprised body project is a dance piece that focus on choreographical 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 premiere in Buenos Aires, in October 2010, the Surprised body project has been successfully presented in 25 countries in Europe, Asia and South America.
Strangely enough it’s a solo performed by Gry Kipperberg. The music is composed by Luigi Ceccarelli and played live by the contrabassist Daniele Roccato.
The piece deals with the relationship between physicality and the perception of intimate states, where images are simultaneously simple and enigmatic, visible and hidden. A context where the abstract flows into concrete forms and actions, inviting the audience to be a visitor.
Based on questions about truth and lies in the context of performing art, the piece takes place in a world where the artificial aims to be real and the reality seems weirdly unnatural. Lying might be considered one of the icons of the human condition. We start lying very early in our childhood, even before having the ability to comprehend whether a statement is believable or not. One recent study found that most people lie once or twice a day, and over the course of a week deceive about 30 of the people they interact with personally. One might end up drawing a conclusion that one cannot be absolutely sure about anything, except what one chooses to believe in.
We are wondering. Is art just a question of belief?