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Workshop | Special Presentation

A Surprised Body: Francesco Scavetta

A Surprised Body is a body in a state of constant alertness, able to surprise itself and to escape from habit and any other routine: more focused on reacting than on acting, on removing rather than doing. The goal is to let movement cross freely through the body, helping the dancer to build their presence on stage.

The physical training aims at awakening awareness and creating occasions for discoveries, concentrating on centering and gravity, and using exercises and games to focus on attention and reaction. Investigations of movement and structured improvisations create conceptual, physical and mental challenges; movement materials are transformed and de-structured in several ways.

Sunday November 24, 10am-2pm (Kraul & Strate Studio)
Monday November 25, 11.30am-1pm (Birmingham Studio)
Tuesday November 26, 10am-2pm (Faris Family Studio)

Early Bird Registration Deadline: November 12

Registration Deadline: November 22, 9am

  • November 24-26, 2019

  • Scotiabank Dance Centre


  • Early bird: $90/$75 Dance Centre members Regular: $115/$100 Dance Centre members

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Registration and Pricing

Early bird rates: $90/$75 Dance Centre members before November 12

Regular rates: $115/$100 Dance Centre members after November 12

All prices subject to GST.

Questions? Call 604.606.6416 or email members@thedancecentre.ca

Born in Italy and based in Norway, Francesco Scavetta has toured across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North and South America, and has received several awards. He began A Surprised Body in 2005 and the workshop has since had sold out sessions at major festivals and training institutions in more than 40 countries, including IMPULSTANZ/Vienna, PARTS/Brussels, and Greenwich Dance/London.