Piano Works Debussy [CANCELLED]
"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
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‘Music is the space between the notes,’ claimed Claude Debussy. The French impressionist, rebel among composers, succeeded in expressing poetry: rather than genre exercises, he created vast landscapes and cascading waterfalls. The dance language of Lisbeth Gruwez, who previously moved skilfully between the lyrics of Bob Dylan, is in perfect harmony with this piece.
Together with pianist Claire Chevallier, who previously worked with Rosas and Anima Eterna, the choreographer takes on Debussy’s Préludes and Études. The duo explore and translate how he fiddled with the musical rules by focusing on silence and space, small detours and gestures. The result is a duet between the soundscapes of Debussy and the swirling dance material of Gruwez, who explicitly dances ‘between the tones’.
Pictures © Danny Willems
CreditsChoreography Lisbeth Gruwez | Music Claude Debussy | Performance Lisbeth Gruwez & Claire Chevallier | Artistic assistance Maarten Van Cauwenberghe | Dramaturgy Bart Meuleman | Light design Stef Alleweireldt | Scenography Marie Szersnovicz | Sound Alban Moraud & Maarten Van Cauwenberghe | Technical director Gilles Roosen | Production manager Anita Boels | Communication Sam Ecker | Production Voetvolk vzw | 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 KVS – Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg, Kunstencentrum NONA, Ultima Vez, Les Brigittines & Le Quartz | With the support of Kunstencentrum NONA, de Vlaamse Gemeenschap & de Tax Shelter-maatregel van de Belgische Overheid
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