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concept, choreography, dance:
Francesco Scavetta
music/live electronics: Luigi Ceccarelli
live clarinets: Paolo Ravaglia
video: Tone Myskja, Francesco Scavetta, Jan Razman
live video editing: Jan Razman
light design: Ruth-Marie Bottheim/Stefano Stacchini
objects: Johannes Dimpflmeier
production leader: Gry Kipperberg

live* owes its origin to the collaboration between the choreographer and dancer
Francesco Scavetta and the composer Luigi Ceccarelli, that recently won the prestigious Ubu Price 2002, for the project "New works for the Biennale of Venice - Department of dance and music 2001". The video installation plays an important role in the work and was conceived in collaboration with the video artist Tone Myskja.

Developed from an analysis on vision and illusion, everyday life and unreality, artificiality and distortion, the performance takes place in a visual and acoustic environment where reality and its electronic/virtual reproduction, are never well outlined, but interact with each other, in complex and ever varied relations. The performace takes place in a setting with monitors and television cameras, a sort of ring where technology plays hide-and-seek, where vision and sound perceptions are constantly questioned.
Because of the triangulation among the cameras, the monitors and the superimposing of the different sources of the images, different levels of reality are created, not simply between what is happening on the stage and what is showed on the screen, but also in relation with what is visible on the screen itself. The reality of the scene, reproduced live, does not coincide with its reproduction on the screen. It is as if a short circuit in the transmission of the images would project a complex being, made of an inextricable mixture of reality and thought, hallucination and memory, as an ever new fluxus of interferences.

The musical  score is assembled by Luigi Ceccarelli with the sounds of the clarinettist Paolo Ravaglia, the ability and originality of whom have a significant role in the realization of the performance.
During the performance Paolo Ravaglia dismantle and reassemble various clarinets. The instruments so obtained, with the aid of different types of mufflers, allow a greater variety of sounds and tones: from the deep ones of the bass clarinet to the ultra sharp harmonics, impossible with the traditional instrument.

In May 2003, live* won the first price at 30° Edition of the International Competition for Electro-acoustic Music of Bourges (France).

The project has been produced by Wee and Edison Studio
with the support of: Norsk Kulturfond, Fond for lyd og bilde, Fond for utøvende kunstnere, Progetto Sonora/CEMAT, Italian Institute of Culture in Oslo and Norwegian Foreign Affairs
co-production: Biennale di Venezia and Teatro Massimo of Palermo
in collaboration with : Corte Ospitale of Rubiera/Teatro Herberia, Teatro Comunale  of Cesenatico, Teatro Comunale of Cagli and BIT-Teatergarasjen (Bergen)

Francesco Scavetta
Born in Salerno, Italy, Francesco Scavetta studied at National Academy of Dance of Rome and he graduated in Theatre and Performing Arts. Along his artistical path, he regards as a particularly valuable his meetings with such choreographers and teachers as Anne Theresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas, Giorgio Rossi, Dominique Dupuy, Lans Gries.
Wee was established in Oslo (Norway) in 1999 by Francesco Scavetta and dancer Gry Kipperberg (Norway). In few years, it has become one of the leading companies of the Norwegian scene.
Francesco 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 performances created changes in format and aesthetic: to the delicate memories of  Daddy always wanted me to grow a pair of wings (1998) to the complex technology of live* (2002) and Z, I love you honey bunny (2004). The core of the research has always been to deal with fragility and paradox, epiphany and dream, empathy and  surprise, avoiding narrative and physical cliché, questioning reality and identity with humoristic disbelief.

After the performance
dj set
Weeparty/don’t be lazy
Get your dancing shoes

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Stazione Leopolda
(Sala Musica)
06/05/2008 22:00