Un cuerpo sorprendido / A surprised body
Taller internacional con Francesco Scavetta / International workshop with Francesco Scavetta
31 MAY - 04 JUN 2021

MoverMadrid Sala de Teatro Cuarta Pared de Madrid

FECHA: Del 31 de mayo al 4 de junio de 2021 | HORARIO: De 9h30 a 15h00. | PRECIO: 200€.*Fecha de inscripción: hasta el 20 de mayo de 2021.

Un cuerpo sorprendido (A surprised body) es un taller internacional de danza y movimiento dirigido a profesionales y estudiantes de danza o teatro impartido por el artista italiano afincado en Noruega Franceso Scavetta.

Francesco Scavetta propone un enfoque personal de la danza contemporánea, basado en la técnica de release, contact-improvisación e influenciado por su experiencia como bailarín, coreógrafo así como por su práctica de Tai Chi Chuan, que vincula una profunda transformación del cuerpo a una delicada «poética del movimiento».

Ya el título, «A SURPRISED BODY», define un espacio metafórico – la imagen de un cuerpo en estado de alerta constante, capaz de sorprenderse a si mismo, escapando de un cuerpo cotidiano habitual y de cualquier tipo de rutina. Un cuerpo más centrado en reaccionar que en actuar, ya que la reacción nos obliga a evitar los planteamientos mentales.

A lo largo de una partitura estructurada de ejercicios, que combina el trabajo de suelo, los ejercicios prácticos, el tai chi chuan y las secuencias de movimiento, el trabajo se centra en la gravedad; en el despertar de los apoyos internos y externos, a la vez que permite el aislamiento en las extremidades y la fluidez en el movimiento.

El entrenamiento físico tiene como objetivo generar conciencia y crear ocasiones para los descubrimientos.


Francesco Scavetta proposes a personal approach to contemporary dance, based on release technique and contact improvisation, influenced by his experience as a dancer, choreographer and as well by his practice of Tai Chi Chuan, that links a deep transformation of the body to delicate «poetics of movement».

Already the title, «A Surprised Body» defines for me, a metaphorical space – the image of a body in a constantly alerted state, able to surprise itself, escaping from a habitual daily body and from any kind of routine. A body more focused on reacting, than on acting. The reaction forces us to avoid mental approaches.

Throughout a structured score of exercises, that combines floor work, hands-on exercises, tai chi chuan and movement sequences, the work focuses on centering and gravity; on awakening the internal and external supports, while allowing isolation in the limbs and flow in the movement.

The physical training aims at generating awareness and at creating occasions for discoveries.

The research that led to the creation of the performance Surprised Body Project will ground the workshop. The SBP is a piece that has been developing, as an ongoing creative process. Since its première in 2010, it has been successfully presented, in different versions, in 27 countries in Europe, Asia, Central and South America.

Through exercises and games, focusing on attention and reaction, and different tasks for improvisations, we will underline the pathway to an interesting creative moment, which is rooted in mental relaxation and a physical openness: a willingness to play, being totally engaged in what we do and see.

We will explore how dance phrases can be de-structured and transformed treating as a spoken phrase, where movements can be isolated as “words” and used to compose new phrases. The random in the phrases is created by improvisations or composition, trying to use even small parts of movements as “syllables”, to build new movements.

Franceso Scavetta se ha labrado una reputación en la escena internacional de la danza por su trabajo de gran inventiva, humor juguetón e inteligencia subversiva, y su compañía está a la vanguardia de la escena de la danza nórdica. En 1999 creó en Oslo, junto con Gry Kipperberg, la compañía de danza Wee y, desde entonces, ha producido 23 espectáculos y desarrollado una amplia actividad internacional, con giras por 37 países -en Europa, Oriente Medio, Asia y Américas.

Scavetta ha impartido talleres en: P.A.R.T.S./Bruselas, IMPULSTANZ/VIENA, Fundación Henny Jurriëns/Amsterdam, SEAD/Academia de Danza Experimental de Salzburgo, Greenwich Dance/Londres y en muchos festivales de danza/teatro en 44 países del mundo.


Franceso Scavetta has developed a reputation on the international dance scene for his wildly inventive work, playful humour and subversive intelligence and his company is at the forefront of the Nordic dance scene. In 1999 he established in Oslo, together with Gry Kipperberg, the dance company Wee and, since then, has produced 23 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.”

Born in Italy, Scavetta studied at National Academy of Dance of Rome, graduated in Theatre and Performing Arts and Post-graduated in Sciences of Communication. He is the funder of Vitlycke-Centre for Performing Arts (Sweden) www.vitlycke.org.

Scavetta has been giving workshops amount others at: P.A.R.T.S./Brussels, IMPULSTANZ/Wien, Henny Jurriëns Foundation/Amsterdam, SEAD/Salzburg Experimental Dance Academy, Greenwich Dance/London and in many dance/theatre festivals in 44 countries around the world.

El taller está dirigido a profesionales o estudiantes de danza o teatro.


The workshop is aimed at dance or theater professionals or students.

El taller tendrá lugar los días 31 de mayo, 1, 2 3 y 4 de junio de 9h30 a 15h00.


The workshop will take place on May 31, June 1, 2, 3 and 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

El taller tiene un coste de 200€ por participante.


The workshop has a cost of € 200 per participant.

El taller tendrá lugar en las instalaciones de la Sala Cuarta Pared en la Calle Ercilla 17 – 28005 Madrid, España. (Metro Embajadores o Acacias).


The workshop will take place at the facilities of the Sala Cuarta Pared at Calle Ercilla 17 – 28005 Madrid, Spain. (Metro Embajadores or Acacias)

Para inscribirte, debes enviar un correo a coordinacion@cuartapared.es indicando en el asunto «Taller Francesco Scavetta». En el correo debes indicar tu datos personales: nombre completo, mail y teléfono de contacto.

Una vez que recibamos su solicitud te enviaremos un correo indicándote el número de cuenta en el que debes hacer el ingreso.

*La fecha límite para inscribirse será el 20 de mayo durante todo el día.


To register, you must send an email to coordinacion@cuartapared.es indicating in the subject «Taller Francesco Scavetta». In the email you must indicate your personal information: full name, email and contact telephone number.

Once we receive your request, we will send you an email indicating the account number in which you must make the deposit.

* The deadline to register will be May 20 for the whole day.

Lo que haremos por ti:

  • Reducción del aforo en nuestras actividades de acuerdo a la normativa sanitaria.
  • Limpieza diaria con productos virucidas.
  • Nuestra plantilla formada y equipada con material sanitario para protegerse y protegerte.
  • Adaptación de las actividades para que se respete siempre la distancia de seguridad.

Lo que te pediremos que hagas durante el taller:

  • No acudir si tienes síntomas.
  • Llevar mascarilla.
  • Respetar la distancia de seguridad (1,5-2 metros entre personas)
  • Seguir las indicaciones de nuestro personal: lavar tus manos con gel hidroalcohólico y te tomaremos la temperatura.
  • Como todo esto lleva tiempo tendrás que venir siempre con antelación.
  • Disfrutar.

What we will do for you:

  • Reduction of capacity in our activities in accordance with health regulations.
  • Daily cleaning with virucidal products.
  • Our insole formed and equipped with sanitary material to protect and protect you.
  • Adaptation of activities so that the safety distance is always respected.

What we will ask you to do during the workshop:

  • Do not go if you have symptoms.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Respect the safety distance (1.5-2 meters between people)
  • Follow the instructions of our staff: wash your hands with hydroalcoholic gel and we will take your temperature.
  • As all this takes time, you will always have to come in advance.
  • Enjoy.