Five bodies meet in a place with no name, perhaps in the middle of the night. Gradually, they coalesce like garbage blown together in a deserted street, but their union gives them unex- pected strength. They find in each other one of humanity’s most expressive manifestations: laughter. In this way, the encounter becomes a dangerous party of joint ecstasy.
Gruwez’s solo, It’s going to get worse ..., focused on the rapturous movement language of preachers. In AH/HA she explores the formal language of the laughing body and its range of accompanying emotions. The smile can unexpectedly transform, and it often masks feelings of sadness, discomfort, fear or shock. The sophisticated interplay of movement and soundscape evokes the physical and psychological impact of laughter on the viewer.
Creditsconcept & choreography lisbeth gruwez | composition, sound design & assistance maarten van cauwenberghe | dancers mercedes dassy, anne-charlotte bisoux, lisbeth gruwez, vicente arlandis recuerda, lucius romeo-fromm | stylist catherine van bree | coach bart meuleman | light design harry cole | light assistance caroline mathieu | production voetvolk vzw