Lisbeth Gruwez / Voetvolk

The Sea Within

Theaterzaal - Dance

Performance details

date time hall price tickets/availability
wo 05.12.18 20:00 - 21:10 Theaterzaal order
do 06.12.18 20:00 - 21:10 Theaterzaal order

Chaos reigns in this magnetic choreography

She has danced in works by greats such as Wim Vandekeybus, Jan Fabre and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, but now she’s forging her own path with her theatre company Voetvolk. In the internationally acclaimed triptych ‘It’s going to get worse and worse and worse, my friend’, ‘AH/HA’, and ‘We’re pretty fuckin’ far from okay’, Lisbeth Gruwez focused on the ecstatic body, but this time she’s moving in a radical new direction.

‘The Sea Within’ is a magnetic show in which Gruwez gives chaos free reign. Her work remains just as sharp and intense as before, but now, rather than zooming in on the individual, the choreographer – who, for the first time, will not be treading the boards herself – has a group of 11 dancers become absorbed in a panoramic, breathing landscape. Together they arrive at a new, contemporary ritual in which the ‘we’ embraces the ‘I’.

The music is supplied by Gruwez’s regular companion Maarten Van Cauwenberghe, with support from top musicians Elko Blijweert and Bjorn Eriksson. Minimalistic synths and a captivating flow of frequencies drive their electronic sound design to the very core of the senses.

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Additional information

Wed 05 & Thu 06.12 - 20:00 Theaterzaal
dance / co-production
€18 / 16 / 14 / 8

language: no problem


concept & choreography: Lisbeth Gruwez - music & sound design: Maarten Van Cauwenberghe, Elko Blijweert & Bjorn Eriksson - performance: Ariadna Gironès Mata, Charlotte Petersen, Cherish Menzo, Dani Escarleth Romo Pozo, Francesca Chiodi Latini, Jennifer Dubreuil Houthemann, Natalia Pieczuro, Sarah Klenes, Sophia Mage & Chen-Wei Lee - dramaturgy: Bart Meuleman - repetitor: Lucius Romeo-Fromm - light design: Harry Cole - scenography: Marie Szersnovicz - technical director: Thomas Glorieux - production manager: Arnaud Vanrafelghem - communication: Daan Borloo

production: Voetvolk vzw - co-production: Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg, Festival de Marseille / Théâtre Le Merlan, Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, TANDEM Arras-Douai, Theater Freiburg, Le Fond du dotation du Quartz, La Rose des Vents, Theater Im Pumpenhaus, Julidans, Kunstfest Weimar, CNN Nantes, CDC Toulouse, Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Vooruit / Campo, Charleroi Danse & Key Performance - residencies: Troubleyn | Jan Fabre, Charleroi Danse, Kunstencentrum BUDA & Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg - with the support of: Kunstencentrum NONA, Flemish Community, Flemish Community Commission & the Belgian Tax Shelter

Voetvolk is company-in-residence at Troubleyn | Jan Fabre and the KMSKA, and ‘artiste associé’ at Le Quartz - Scène Nationale de Brest

photo's: Danny Willems