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Bert Cools + Voetvolk/Lisbeth Gruwez [sold out]

Unique double bill of dance and music, with praised performance by dancer Lisbeth Gruwez and the unearthly guitar sounds of Bert Cools.

Bert Cools is a man of many talents. He and his brother Stijn curate the art platform ‘granvat’ and he plays in bands like Merope, Hoera., Book of air vvolk and Fieldtone. Next to that, he has recently joined Danish indie heroes Efterklang and American artist Sam Amidon. In STUK he will play solo, creating a guitar-based dreamworld of soundscapes, beats and synths.

Lisbeth Gruwez dances Penelope, an ode to all suppressed women of the Odyssee. Pushed by a hypnotizing and pumping score by Maarten Van Cauwenberghe, her artistic partner in crime at Voetvolk, the dancer circles around like a living spinnig top. Together they want to solidify time (for a while). Penelope was created as an epilogue for the KVS’ Odysseus, a 24-hour piece that saw 24 male actors tell the entire story of Homer’s Odyssey. In a wordless response of pure and powerful simplicity, Gruwez gives a proper reply to all those men.

ENTRANCE only via Schapenstraat.
This evening is sold out, there will be no tickets at the door.
Wearing a face mask is mandatory at all times, also during the shows.
Please find all safety measures in our FAQ.

19:30 doors
20:15 start performances

Credits Penelope

Choreography Lisbeth Gruwez Composition Maarten Van Cauwenberghe Performance Lisbeth Gruwez Light design Jan Maertens & Harry Cole Scenography Marie Szersnovicz Costume Myriam Van Gucht Repetitor Lucius Romeo-Fromm Technical director Gilles Roosen Head of production Anita Boels Communication Sam Ecker Production Voetvolk vzw & KVS With the support of de Vlaamse Gemeenschap & de Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie

This event is part of the programme De Anderhalvemetersessies, the grand finale of De Zomer van 2020 – Samen in Leuven, a summer mix of music, theatre, film, family events and guided tours. Tickets go on sale 17 July at 10:00 via or at Visit Leuven, Naamsestraat 3, in Leuven.

Sat 29 Aug 2020 20:15


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Very limited capacity

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