Intensive Workshpo led by Francesco Scavette – A Surprised Body

Preferably professional dancers/advanced

Usually, the work starts with a warm-up that includes tai chi chuan, a series of exercises of floor work and grows into more dynamic phrases that will, later on, be used for structured improvisation, where we will transform the materials individually. The work includes also many other proposals: games, partnering, depending on the group. It includes both improvisation than structured improvisation and composition.

The research that led to the creation of the Surprised Body Project will ground the workshop. The SBP is a piece that has been developing, as an ongoing creative process. Since its première in 2010, it has been successfully presented, in different versions, in 27 countries in Europe, Asia, Central and South America.
Already as a title, “A Surprised Body” defines a metaphorical space. The image of a body in a constant alert. The workshop will be the occasion to search for specific qualities of movement, by awakening internal and external supports and allowing organic flow through the body. We will work on both improvisation and composition.

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. Choreographer, and dancer, Scavetta is the artistic director of the dance company Wee (Norway) and the funder of Vitlycke-Centre for Performing Arts (Sweden).
Scavetta’s theatricality have 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. Wee’s creations have changed in format and aesthetic, yet they have continuously tried to explore what theatre and performance can mean in contemporary life.
Scavetta has been giving workshops, amount others, at IMPULSTANZ/Wien, PARTS/Performing Arts Research Training Studios/Brussels, SEAD/Salzburg Experimental Dance Academy and in many dance/theatre festivals in 44 countries around the world.

Data limite de inscrições
7th June 2019

Ginasiano Escola de Dança, Gaia (Rua de Guilherme Braga, 44 [Espaço Sacramento])

Datas de realização
10th – 15h June 2019 (from 9:30 am to 15 pm)

Como inscrever-se
You can send an e-mail to with your application.

150€ until 31st of May \ 190€ from 1st of June


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