HARDLY EVER - Cast and crew
Concept/choreography: Francesco Scavetta
Original version created in collaboration with: Gry Kipperberg, Erikk McKenzie, Orfee
Schuijt, Thomas Vantuycom
Touring version performed by: Gry Kipperberg, Erikk McKenzie, Orfee Schuijt/Sigrid
Kittelsaa Vesaas, Luke Divall/Thomas Vantuycom
Dramaturge: Sasa Bozic
Costume design: Gjøril Bjercke Sæther
Stage design: Francesco Scavetta, Gjøril Bjercke Sæther and Per-Anders Karlsson
Light design: Stefano Stacchini
Sound design: Tormod Friis Pettersen, Kevin Sandman
Photo: Francesco Scavetta
Co-production: Dansens Hus
In collaboration with: Vitlycke-Centre for performing arts, Göteborg Dans & Teater Festival
and WASP/4Culture Bucharest
Supported by: Arts Council Norway, Fond for Utøvende kunstnere, Norwegian Foreign
Affairs UD/DTS and Fond for lyd og bilde
In a peculiar blend of politics, poetics and humor, Wees new creation "Hardly ever"
explores the notion of truth and lies in theatre and everyday experience, bringing
forward an investigation started with the performance "Sincerely yours" (2008-09).
In "Hardly ever" the body of the performer is understood as a fiction upon which an
endless multiplicity of possible body fictions can be written.
The performance plays with the gap between creating expectations and allowing
the unexpected. It focuses on the transformative capacity of the performers, that
are constantly re-negotiating their own creation in the eyes and ears of the
audience, allowing the spectator to engage in their own associative process.
“Do you believe in what I say or in what I show?” .
The slight mismatch between verbal statements, that are personal and surreal, and
physical answers challenges the audience and opens up for constantly new
The space that surrounds the performers provides a platform for undefined
expression, an experimental playground where the dancers lay out memories, listing
questions and mapping the space, while constructing various instant physical
identities and body fictions. A visionary cartography that unlocks and formulate
meanings, creating bridges between here and there, connecting forms with
meanings that we did not know were previously connected. The lyrics of the songs,
and the accumulation of questions, inform with their meanings and generates
personal associations for what they evokes.