Piano Works Debussy

Voetvolk / Lisbeth Gruwez & Claire Chevallier / KVS
Fri 02.10.2020 - Wed 02.02.2022

Piano Works Debussy is a physical duet between choreographer Lisbeth Gruwez and pianist Claire Chevallier. Together they explore the spaces between the notes in Claude Debussy’s compositions, which challenged and rebelled against the structural rigidity of other composers.

Their movements are suggestions rather than expressions, in line with Debussy’s search for ‘la musique immatérielle’. Rather than evoking a rigid reality, Gruwez and Chevallier let the imagination run its free course. 

For the first time in her career Gruwez is getting involved with classical music. After her formation in classical ballet she found freedom in contemporary dance, gradually developing a language of movement that's referential by now. In this respect, Piano Works Debussy is a unique dialogue between a classical and contemporary framework that somehow uncovers her choreographical trajectory. 

'Music is the space between the notes.'
 - Claude Debussy

'Piano Works Debussy is an aquarelle. Think about the airiness of colours that flow in one another, dry for a while, and become moistened again to establish new connections. Debussy's music irrigates the dance and continually shakes up the material.'

Lisbeth Gruwez


CHOREOGRAFIE / CHORÉGRAPHIE/ CHOREOGRAPHY Lisbeth Gruwez MUZIEK / MUSIQUE/ MUSIC Claude Debussy PERFORMANCE Lisbeth Gruwez & Claire Chevallier ARTISTIEKE ASSISTENTIE / ASSISTANCE ARTISTIQUE/ ARTISTICAL ASSISTANCE Maarten Van Cauwenberghe DRAMATURGIE / DRAMATURGIE/ DRAMATURGY Bart Meuleman LICHTONTWERP / CONCEPTION LUMIÈRES / LIGHTING DESIGN Stef Alleweireldt SCENOGRAFIE / SCÉNOGRAPHIE / SET DESIGN Marie Szersnovicz GELUID / SON / SOUND Alban Moraud & Maarten Van Cauwenberghe TECHNISCH DIRECTEUR / DIRECTEUR TECHNIQUE / TECHNICAL DIRECTION Gilles Roosen PRODUCTIELEIDER / DIRECTEUR PRODUCTION / PRODUCTION MANAGER Anita Boels COMMUNICATIE / COMMUNICATION Sam Ecker PRODUCTIE / PRODUCTION Voetvolk vzw COPRODUCTIE / COPRODUCTION KVS – Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg, Le Fonds De Dotation Du Quartz, Theater Freiburg, Klarafestival, Adc Genève, Vooruit Gent, Liepaja concert hall Great Amber, Festival d’Avignon & MA scène nationale – Pays de Montbéliard RESIDENTIES / RÉSIDENCES/ RESIDENCIES KVS – Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg, Kunstencentrum NONA, Ultima Vez, Les Brigittines & Le Quartz MET DE STEUN VAN / AVEC LE SOUTIEN DE / WITH THE SUPPORT OF nona, De Vlaamse Gemeenschap & De Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government IN SAMENWERKING MET / EN COLLABORATION AVEC / IN COLLABORATION WITH Klarafestival