Piano Works Debussy
“Music is the space between the notes,” Debussy wrote. That is the starting point for this dialogue between classical music and contemporary dance. Because between the notes there is space for the imagination.
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Debussy is considered a rebel and challenger among the composers. Together with internationally renowned pianist Claire Chevallier, choreographer/dancer Lisbeth Gruwez is looking for a form for Debussy's “musique immatérielle”. Just as in a watercolour, the colours flow together and create new colours, so the music of Debussy mixes up the dance over and over again.
After Lisbeth Gruwez had been seen as a dancer and performer in performances by, among others, Wim Vandekeybus and Jan Fabre, she founded her own company, Voetvolk, together with composer/musician Maarten van Cauwenberghe. Voetvolk's work is largely determined by improvisation, performance elements and a razor-sharp dialogue between dance and sound design.
Gruwez quickly made a name for herself with her intense, theatrical performances. Both the audience and the dance critics fell in love with her dance. “Every idea that Lisbeth Gruwez transforms into body language, endures” wrote Theaterkrant. “Her detailing, intensity and precision are as great as ever” - de Volkskrant. Voetvolk's performances have travelled halfway around the world and have been selected for the festivals of Avignon, Julidans, Tanz im August, Dance Umbrella and the Venice Biennale.
choreografie Lisbeth Gruwez
muziek Claude Debussy
met Lisbeth Gruwez, Claire Chevallier
artistieke assistentie Maarten Van Cauwenberghe
dramaturgie Bart Meuleman
lichtontwerp Stef Alleweireldt
scenografie Marie Szersnovicz
geluid Alban Moraud & Maarten Van Cauwenberghe
productie Voetvolk vzw 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 KVS – Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg, Kunstencentrum, NONA, Ultima Vez, Les Brigittines, Le Quartz
mede mogelijk gemaakt door NONA, the Flemish Community & the Belgian Tax Shelter