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Asociatia 4Culture and WEE/Francesco Scavetta will co-produce in the frame of „Foreign bodies” project a contemporary dance performance including artists from Romania and Norway, lead by the choreographer Francesco Scavetta.
Titled „Migratory”, the production will be inspired by the book “Invisible cities” of Italo Calvino, with ground theme of the periphery as a metaphor of “being on the edge of things”.
Periphery comes etymologically from the Greek word peripheria: Peri “around” and Phereia “to carry”, meaning literally “carrying around”.
Peripheries (“rounded, moving round, revolving”) ended up referred to a curvy line that, coming back over itself, enclose a space: a circumference. The line, defines the internal space, but it’s situated to the edge of it. We need it to identify the space that surrounds, but while containing it, it become remote to it, being outside. The meaning developed into what we usually define as the outermost boundary of an area or outermost part of the body, the external boundary of any surface, the edge or outskirts, as of a city or urban area.
The predominant meanings are related to space, but not of a geometrical type. It’s not like saying “a triangle”, but more identifying a relation that needs to be connected to the antagonist idea of a “centre”, and not independent from it.
But how the fact of living in a digital society affects the definition of “peripheral”?
Francesco Scavetta studied at National Academy of Dance of Rome, graduated in Theatre and Performing Arts and Post-graduated in Sciences of Communication. Along his artistical path, he regards as a particularly valuable his meetings with such choreographers, teachers and director as Anne Theresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas, Giorgio Rossi/Sosta Palmizi, Dominique Dupuy, Adriana Borriello, Lans Gries/Trisha Brown and Bernardo Bertolucci.
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. The created performances change in format and aesthetics.