We’re pretty fuckin’ far from okay

Lisbeth Gruwez & Voetvolk

We're pretty fuckin' far from okay is the third (and last) installment of Voetvolk|Lisbeth Gruwez' 'triptych on the ecstatic body', after It's going to get worse and worse and worse, my friend (2012) and AH/HA (2014): performances that gained great (international) recognition.

The basic principle of the show is the concrete physiological impact of fear. In We're pretty fuckin' far from okay, fear is studied as a biological phenomenon, not as a socio-cultural sensation. Not as acquired behaviour, but as evolutionary developed answer to the question "to fight, flight or freeze?" In We're pretty fuckin' far from okay 'nature' beats 'nurture' - although they are sometimes each other's nursing enemies.
Performers Lisbeth Gruwez and Nicolas Vladyslav zoom in on what fear does to a body: they incorporate the haunted look, the accelerated heart rate, the shallow breathing. According to them, fear is a body in trance, reduced to its instincts.

In his turn, Maarten Van Cauwenberghe uses the unstable breathing patterns as the foundation of his soundscape, creating suspense as well as restfulness - not uncommonly at the very same time.

 

Length
60
Price
€ 20 (cat.1) / € 17 (cat.2)
reduction
€ 17 (cat.1) / € 13 (cat.2) / € 9 (-26)
Category
Dance