Danny Willems
Voetvolk/Lisbeth Gruwez

The Sea Within

Choreographer Lisbeth Gruwez has taken an idiosyncratic direction in recent years with a trilogy about the ecstatic body, which outstandingly displays the impact of emotions, such as laughter and fear, on the body. The Sea Within establishes a change of direction. In this captivating performance, Gruwez no longer wants to curb the chaos and instead seeks its inherent order. As fierce and intense as ever, Gruwez shifts from the individual and zooms in on a group of ten dancers, who merge into a vast, breathtaking landscape. Ten powerful lotus flowers symbolise being together in a new and contemporary ritual. For the music, Elko Blijweert and Bjorn Eriksson assist Gruwez’s regular companion Maarten Van Cauwenberghe. With minimalist synths and stimulating frequencies, their electronic sound design delights the senses.


concept and choreography Lisbeth Gruwez | music and sound design Maarten Van Cauwenberghe, Elko Blijweert & Bjorn Eriksson | performance Ariadna Gironès Mata, Charlotte Petersen, Cherish Menzo, Daniela Escarleth Romo Pozo, Francesca Chiodi Latini, Jennifer Dubreuil Houthemann, Natalia Pieczuro, Sarah Klenes, Sophia Mage & Chen-Wei Lee | dramaturgy Bart Meuleman | repetitor Lucius Romeo-Fromm | light design Harry Cole | scenography Marie Szersnovicz | technical director Thomas Glorieux | production manager Arnaud Vanrafelghem | communication Daan Borloo | production Voetvolk vzw | co-production Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg, festival de Marseille / théâtre le Merlan, rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, tandem arras-douai, theater Freiburg, le fond du dotation du quartz, la rose des vents, theater im Pumpenhaus, julidans, kunstfest Weimar, cnn nantes, cdc Toulouse, tanz im august, Vooruit / campo, Charleroi danses & key performance | residencies Troubleyn | Jan Fabre, Charleroi danses, kunstencentrum buda & koninklijke vlaamse schouwburg | supported by kunstencentrum nona, de vlaamse gemeenschap, de vlaamse gemeenschapscommissie & de belgische tax shelter
Wed 19 Dec 20:30 - 12:08
Thu 20 Dec 20:30 - 21:45


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Workshop met Lisbeth Gruwez DI 18 dec
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