Led by Italian choreographer Francesco Scavetta ahead of his company’s performance at Riley Theatre, this workshop for dance graduates and professionals explores his personal approach to contemporary dance.
Through a structured score of sequences combining release technique, improvisation, floorwork and tai chi, you will focus on centering and gravity; on awakening the internal and external supports, while allowing isolation in the limbs and flow in movement.
“The image of a body in a state of constant alertness, able to surprise itself and to escape from habits and any other kind of routine. A body more focused on reacting than on acting, on receiving, rather than doing. The goal is to let the movement to cross freely through the body… with organic innovation.” Francesco Scavetta
“A Surprised Body” has been taught in more than 40 countries worldwide.
This workshop takes place in the run up to Wee/Francesco Scavetta’s performance of Hardly Ever at Riley Theatre on Thursday 27 September. Tickets are £12 (£7)
Supported by the Leeds Dance Partnership
Born in Salerno, Italy, Scavetta studied at National Academy of Dance in Rome and is the artistic director of the Norwegian dance company Wee. The company has toured to 36 countries and is one of the leading companies on the Norwegian contemporary dance scene.
In 2012 Scavetta established Vitlycke – Centre for Performing Arts, a cultural and residency space, located between Oslo and Gothenburg.
Scavetta has delivered workshops at: P.A.R.T.S. (Brussels), IMPULSTANZ (Vienna), Henny Jurriëns Foundation (Amsterdam), Salzburg Experimental Dance Academy (SEAD), Greenwich Dance (London) and many other dance/theatre festivals.