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Lisbeth Gruwez has made a name for herself with unusual, precise choreographies. In her new piece, “The Sea Within” the Belgian dancer and choreographer no longer wishes to bring order into chaos but to allow chaos to create its own order. Together with the composer and musician Maarten Van Cauwenberghe, Gruwez founded the collective Voetvolk, which was invited to Tanz im August in 2016 with “AH | HA”. The group now returns with its latest work, a contemporary ritual in which the ‘we’ embraces the ‘I’ and ten female dancers dissolve into a large, breathing landscape.
Voetvolk (“Rank and File”) is a contemporary dance and performance group. It was founded in 2007 in Belgium by the dancer and choreographer Lisbeth Gruwez and the musician and composer Maarten Van Cauwenberghe, who met in Jan Fabre’s artistic laboratory. Their work is a continuing dialogue between physical and auditory movement, which guide one another so as to achieve an acoustic and visible symbiosis. Nine artistic works have been created to date, and have been shown at the Festival d’Avignon, the Guggenheim in Bilbao and the Venice Biennale.
Cast & Credits
Concept & Choreography: Lisbeth Gruwez
Music & Sound Design: Maarten Van Cauwenberghe, Elko Blijweert, Bjorn Eriksson
With: 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
Dramaturgy: Bart Meuleman
Repetition: Lucius Romeo-Fromm
Lighting Design: Harry Cole
Stage Design: Marie Szersnovicz
Technical Direction: Thomas Glorieux
Executive Production: Arnaud Vanrafelghem
Communication Assistance: Daan Borloo
Production: Voetvolk vzw
Co-Production: Royal Flemish Theatre, Festival de Marseille / Théâtre Le Merlan, Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, TANDEM Arras-Douai, Theater Freiburg, Le Fond du dotation du Quartz, La Rose des Vents, Theater im Pumpenhaus, Julidans, Kunstfest Weimar, CNN Nantes, CDC Toulouse, Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Vooruit / Campo, Charleroi Danses, Key Performance
Residencies: Troubleyn | Jan Fabre, Charleroi Danses, Arts Centre BUDA, Royal Flemish Theatre
Supported by: Arts Centre NONA, Flemish Community, Flemish Commission, Belgian Tax Shelter
Voetvolk is ‘Company in Residency’ at Troubleyn | Jan Fabre And the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp.
Voetvolk is associated company of Le Quartz – Scène Nationale de Brest.
Tanz im August 2018
Artistic Director: Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer: Isa Köhler
Producer & Assistant to Artistic Director: Marie Schmieder
Curator & Producer: Andrea Niederbuchner
Assistant Producer: Alina Sophie Lauer
Technical Director: Patrick Tucholski
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund.
HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2)
Hallesches Ufer 32
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The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):