Voetvolk / Lisbeth Gruwez & Claire Chevallier

Piano Works Debussy

STUK with 30CC

Piano Works Debussy is a duet between dancer Lisbeth Gruwez and pianist Claire Chevallier. Together they seek the space between the notes in the compositions of Debussy, rebel and challenger among form-fixing composers.

The movements are suggestions, not expressions, in line with Debussy's quest for ‘la musique immatérielle’. Rather than showing an unbending reality, Gruwez and Chevalier appeal to the imagination.

For the first time in her career, Gruwez chose classical music. After training in classical ballet, she found freedom in contemporary dance, developing a movement language that is now a reference. In this respect, Piano Works Debussy is an extraordinary dialogue between a classical and a contemporary framework, that just about reveals Gruwez's choreographic trajectory.Lisbeth Gruwez: "Piano Works Debussy is a watercolour. Think of the lightness of colours flowing into each other, drying for a moment, and then being re-moistened to form new connections. Debussy's music irrigates the dance and shakes the material again and again."


choreography Lisbeth Gruwez | music Claude Debussy | performance Lisbeth Gruwez & Claire Chevallier | artistic assistance Maarten Van Cauwenberghe | dramaturgy Bart Meuleman | light design Stef Alleweireldt & Gilles Roosen | scenography Marie Szersnovicz | sound Alban Moraud & Maarten Van Cauwenberghe | technical director Bram Vandeghinste | head of production Kato Wilms/Astrid De Haes | communication Sam Ecker | production Voetvolk | co-production 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 | residencies KVS – Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg, Kunstencentrum NONA, Ultima Vez, Les Brigittines & Le Quartz | distribution with Key Performance | with the support of Kunstencentrum NONA, de Vlaamse Gemeenschap & de Tax Shelter maatregel van de Belgische Overheid
Tue 10 Oct 2023 20:00
Wed 11 Oct 2023 20:00




€ 24/20 (tier 1)
€ 20/16 (tier 2)


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