© Leif Firnhaber
Fri 03.05.2019 20:00 - 21:00
CANCELED

We’re pretty fuckin’ far from okay

Voetvolk / Lisbeth Gruwez
03.05.2019
20:00 - 21:00
  • 03.05.2019
    20:00 - 21:00
    KVS, Brussel
    KVS BOL
    cancelled

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.

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.

Performers Lisbeth Gruwez and Wannes Labath 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.

Is part of the parcours:
Dance

Extra

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

CONCEPT & CHOREOGRAPHY LISBETH GRUWEZ COMPOSITION, SOUND DESIGN MAARTEN VAN CAUWENBERGHE PERFORMANCE LISBETH GRUWEZ, WANNES LABATH DRAMATURGY BART VAN DEN EYNDE REPETITOR LUCIUS ROMEO-FROMM LIGHTING DESIGN HARRY COLE & CAROLINE MATHIEU SET DESIGN MARIE SZERSNOVICZ, LISBETH GRUWEZ & MAARTEN VAN CAUWENBERGHE COSTUME ALEXANDRA SEBBAG STYLING LISBETH GRUWEZ TECHNICAL DIRECTION THOMAS GLORIEUX PRODUCTION & TOUR MANAGER ANITA BOELS COMMUNICATION ASSISTANT DAAN BORLOO PRODUCTION VOETVOLK VZW COPRODUCTION FESTIVAL D’AVIGNON, LA BÂTIE - FESTIVAL DE GENÈVE, THE ROYAL FLEMISH THEATRE, LE PHARE - CENTRE CHOREGRAPHIQUE NATIONAL DU HAVRE NORMANDIE, THEATER IM PUMPENHAUS, LES BRIGITTINES, TANDEM ARRAS-DOUAI, WEIMAR KUNSTFEST, JULIDANS, MA SCÈNE NATIONALE - PAYS DE MONTBÉLIARD & TROUBLEYN|JAN FABRE. SUPPORTED BY KUNSTENCENTRUM NONA, DE VLAAMSE GEMEENSCHAP, DE VLAAMSE GEMEENSCHAPSCOMMISSIE

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