© Luc Depreitere
Wed 01.05.2019 20:00 - 20:50
CANCELED

It's going to get worse and worse and worse, my friend

Voetvolk / Lisbeth Gruwez
01.05.2019
20:00 - 20:50
  • 01.05.2019
    20:00 - 20:50
    KVS, Brussel
    KVS BOL
    cancelled

In It's going to get worse and worse and worse, my friend, Lisbeth Gruwez gives shape to the archetype of the great orator. Rather than zooming in on the content of his rousing words, she dismantles the passionate ecstasy in which he finds himself. This production also signalled the start of ‘the triptych of the ecstatic body’, a trilogy which she completed with AH / HA (2014) and We're pretty fuckin’ far from okay (2016).

A speech can be a powerful weapon. Over the centuries speeches have stirred countless masses and whipped them into action, for better or for worse. They have unleashed revolutions and fuelled wars, all driven by the immense power of words.

But a speech stirs not only the audience, it also brings the speaker himself into a state of rapture. He often loses himself in a stream of words and the intoxication of ecstatic speaking.

Is part of the parcours:
Dance

For the soundscape that directs Gruwez in her research, the sound artist Maarten Van Cauwenberghe deconstructs a speech by Jimmy Swaggart, an animated television preacher who exhorts his audience not to deliver themselves up to all kinds of worldly temptations.

It is with his ominous words that Lisbeth Gruwez and Maarten Van Cauwenberghe (who together make up Voetvolk) have established their cast-iron reputation. It's going to get worse and worse and worse, my friend was selected for the 2012 Theatre Festival, is still touring both at home and abroad and is now one of the most frequently performed Belgian stage productions ever.

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Unfortunately, Lisbeth needs to undergo emergency knee surgery, followed by a six-week recovery period. This means that we have to cancel the three productions It’s Going to Get Worse and Worse and Worse, my Friend, AH/HA and We’re Pretty Fucking Far from Okay. We apologise for this inconvenience.


We will refund your tickets over the coming weeks. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@kvs.be or 02 210 11 00.

Credits

BY & WITH LISBETH GRUWEZ ARTISTIC ADVISOR BART MEULEMAN COMPOSITION, LIGHTING DESIGN AND ASSISTANCE MAARTEN VAN CAUWENBERGHE STYLING VERONIQUE BRANQUINHO LIGHTING DESIGN HARRY COLE & CAROLINE MATHIEU PRODUCTION MANAGER ANITA BOELS TECHNICAL DIRECTION CAROLINE MATHIEU PRODUCTION VOETVOLK VZW COPRODUCTION GRAND THEATER GRONINGEN, TROUBLEYN | JAN FABRE, THEATER IM PUMPENHAUS, ANDWHATBESIDE(S)DEATH
 

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