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The Sea Within

Voetvolk vzw / Lisbeth Gruwez
Thu 22.11.2018 - Sat 06.06.2020

Having finished her highly acclaimed ‘triptych of the ecstatic body’ – comprising It’s going to get worse and worse and worse, my friend, AH/HA and We’re pretty fuckin’ far from okayLisbeth Gruwez is changing course.

The eruptive choreographies that established her reputation are now making space for incessantly swirling magma. The Sea Within is a magnetising dance performance in which Gruwez no longer wants to order the chaos, but lets the chaos create or become its own order. Still just as sharp and intense, but no longer zooming in on individuals, she lets ten dancers dissolve in a grand, breathing landscape.

For the first time in her career Gruwez is not dancing her own choreography but selected a group of ten female dancers. Ten powerful lotus flowers that are symbols of connection. Together, they bring a new, contemporary ritual in which the ‘we’ embraces the ‘I’.

As usual, Maarten Van Cauwenberghe is writing the score to this performance, assisted by Elko Blijweert and Bjorn Eriksson. Minimalistic synths and a tingling game with frequencies push their electronic sound design to the bottom of your senses.


CONCEPT & CHOREOGRAFIE / CONCEPT & CHOREGRAPHIE / CONCEPT & CHOREOGRAPHY Lisbeth Gruwez MUZIEK & GELUIDSONTWERP / MUSIQUE & CONCEPTION SON / MUSIQUE & SOUND DESIGN Maarten Van Cauwenberghe, Elko Blijweert & Bjorn Eriksson PERFORMANCE Ariadna Gironès Mata, Charlotte Petersen, Cherish Menzo, Daniela Escarleth Romo Pozo, Francesca Chiodi Latini, Jennifer Dubreuil Houthemann, Natalia Pieczuro, Sarah Klenes, Sophia Mage & Chen-Wei Lee DRAMATURGIE / DRAMATURGY Bart Meuleman REPETITOR Lucius Romeo-Fromm LICHTONTWERP / CONCEPTION LUMIÈRES / LIGHTING DESIGN Harry Cole SCENOGRAFIE / SCÉNOGRAPHIE / SET DESIGN Marie Szersnovicz TECHNISCH DIRECTEUR / DIRECTEUR TECHNIQUE / TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Thomas Glorieux PRODUCTIEMANAGER / DIRECTEUR PRODUCTION / PRODUCTION MANAGER Arnaud Vanrafelghem COMMUNICATIEMEDEWERKER / ASSISTANT À LA COMMUNICATION / COMMUNICATION OFFICER Daan Borloo PRODUCTIE / PRODUCTION Voetvolk Vzw COPRODUCTIE / COPRODUCTION KVS, Festival De Marseille / Théâtre Le Merlan, Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales De Seine-Saint-Denis, Tandem Arras-Douai, Theater Freiburg, Le Fond Du Dotation Du Quartz, Theater Im Pumpenhaus, Julidans, Kunstfest Weimar, Cnn Nantes, Cdc Toulouse, Tanz Im August, Vooruit / Campo, Charleroi Danses & Key Performance RESIDENTIES / RESIDENCES / RESIDENCIES Troubleyn | Jan Fabre, Charleroi Danses, Kunstencentrum Buda, Stuk & KVS MET DE STEUN VAN / AVEC LE SOUTIEN DE / WITH THE SUPPORT OF Kunstencentrum Nona, De Vlaamse Gemeenschap & De Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie