Wee/FRANCESCO SCAVETTA: STRANGELY ENOUGH
Concept, choreography, scenography: Francesco Scavetta and Gry Kipperberg
Performance: Gry Kipperberg
Music and live electronics: Luigi Ceccarelli
Musician: Daniele Roccato (double bass)
Costume design: Gjøril Bjercke Sæther
Light design: Stefano Stacchini Light: Gunnvá Meinseth
Produced by: Wee
Co-production: Dansens Hus/Oslo, Edison Studio/Roma
In collaboration with: Teatro Comunale di Cagli (I) Tuscania Teatro (I), Vitlycke – Centre for Performing Arts
Supported by: Arts Council Norway, Fond for Lyd og Bilde, Fund for performing artist, The Italian Cultural Institute in Oslo, UD/DTS
Duration: 60 min.
Nobody knows, but I know, you know. Searching for what’s happened. Trying to make sense by puzzling bits and pieces.
Places. Situations. Memories. I have been there, yes, it’s true.
No need for chronologies. It happens, doesn’t matter when.
One time, two times. Can you see what I see. Shifting. Moving. Changing. Blurring.
Seen from different points of view, as we ourselves see the world from different points of view.
Tuesday, 18th August. 4 pm.
What does she want? What does she find – except for the feeling of sinking into a transparent place where she can disappear and re-appear. It’s like something has faded away. It was there, but it’s not anymore. It’s like removing a painting hanging from the wall where it has been for a long time. The wall will contain the memory of its presence, even after it’s not there anymore. Nobody knows, but I know, you know.
Time of my life.
STRANGELY ENOUGH is the piece who deals with the relationship between physicality and the perception of intimate states. Body experiences, with focus on the subtle and intimate, are contra-posed and collide with sound landscapes and conceptual reproduction of unauthentic and constructed situations and spaces. Where images are simultaneously simple and enigmatic, visible and hidden, where abstract flows into concrete forms and actions. Blending into a dramaturgical texture, and stage situation that invites the audience to be a visitor and a guest. The perception of an intimate microcosmos can resonate into us, generating physical or emotional short-circuits. It can create visual analogies, shaped by our consciousness, our recognition and our self-reflection.
Dance Company WEE has been established by Francesco Scavetta and Gry Kipperberg in Oslo, in 1999. 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 and what kind of dialogues they can open with the audience. The core of the company’s investigation deals with fragility and paradox, epiphany and dream, empathy and surprise, avoiding narrative and physical cliché, and questioning reality and identity with humoristic disbelief. Wee creates performances that can engage and amaze, that evokes empathy and can twist expectations, that can be poetic and unusual.