Francesco Scavetta

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series


Thursday-Saturday April 5-7, 2018 at 8pm
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver

Post-show artist talkback April 6


Francesco Scavetta Global Dance Connections Vancouver

Italian-born but based in Norway, Francesco Scavetta’s wildly inventive work is at the forefront of the Nordic dance scene and has toured all over the world. Hardly Ever looks at truth and falsehood, in the theatre and in life, testing the gap between expectations and the unexpected. Four multi-talented performers dance, talk, and sing, playing on and with a splendidly quirky stage set. Verbal statements provoke physical responses and strange mismatches: the body becomes a fiction, on which an endless array of other fictions can be articulated in movement. Offbeat, funny, poetic and surprising, Hardly Ever negotiates questions of reality, untruths, and who we can trust.

Tickets: $32 regular/$24 students, seniors, CADA members/$20 Dance Centre members


Presented with the support of

Duration: 80 minutes

Francesco Scavetta was born in Salerno, Italy and studied at National Academy of Dance of Rome. He co-founded WEE with Gry Kipperberg in Oslo, Norway in 1999. The company immediately made its mark with its original style, and has produced 20 performances including: Daddy always wanted me to grow a pair of wings, live* (commissioned by the Venice Biennale), And I just stood there, watching the sky and the people below, Sincerely Yours, and On the moon and the day after.  The company has toured to 36 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North and South America, and has received several awards including Best Dance Performance for The Surprised Body Project in Croatia.

Hardly Ever
Concept/choreography: Francesco Scavetta.
Original version created in collaboration with: Gry Kipperberg, Erikk McKenzie, Orfee Schuijt, Thomas Vantuycom.
Touring version performed by: Gry Kipperberg, Erikk McKenzie, Sigrid Marie Kittelsaa Vesaas, Luke Divall
Dramaturge: Sasa Bozic.
Costume design: Gjøril Bjercke Sæther.
Stage: Francesco Scavetta, Gjøril Bjercke Sæther and Per-Anders Karlsson.
Light design: Stefano Stacchini.
Light technician: Gunnva Meinseth
Sound design: Tormod Friis Pettersen, Kevin Sandman, Gianluca Mastronardi
Production: Wee.
Co-production: Dansens Hus/Oslo.
In collaboration with: Vitlycke-Centre for Performing Arts, Göteborg Dans & Teater Festival and WASP/4Culture Bucharest. Supported by: Arts Council Norway, Norwegian Foreign Affairs UD/DTS and Fond for lyd og bilde

Photo: Francesco Scavetta