Franceso Scavetta and the Wee Company
Scavetta has developed a reputation on the international dance scene for his wildly inventive work, playful humour and subversive intelligence. His company
Wee/Francesco Scavetta is at the forefront of the Nordic dance scene. Established in Oslo in 1999, together with Gry Kipperberg, Wee has produced 23 full length performances and experienced an extensive international activity, touring in 37 countries - in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North, Central and South America.
Wee’s creations have changed in format and aesthetic, yet they have continuously explored what theatre and performance can mean in contemporary life and what kind of dialogues they can open with the audience. Scavetta’s theatricality has 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 core of the company’s investigation deals with fragility and paradox, epiphany and dream, empathy and surprise, avoiding narrative and physical cliché, while questioning reality and identity with humoristic disbelief.
“Wee creates performances that can engage and amaze, can evoke empathy and twist expectations, that can be both poetic and unusual, and that we experience as a challenge first of all for ourselves: that surprises us, as much as it talks to us and about us.”