Organized chaos and feminism
The eruptive choreographies that established her reputation are now making space for incessantly swirling magma. The Sea Within is a magnetising dance performance in which Gruwez no longer wants to order the chaos, but lets the chaos create or become its own order. Still just as sharp and intense, but no longer zooming in on individuals, she lets ten dancers dissolve in a grand, breathing landscape.
For the first time in her career Gruwez is not dancing her own choreography but selected a group of ten female dancers. Ten powerful lotus flowers that are symbols of connection. Together, they bring a new, contemporary ritual in which the ‘we’ embraces the ‘I’.
This performance is presented in collaboration with Dansens Hus
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 Gilles Roosen / Thomas Glorieux
Production manager Anita Boels
Communication assistant Daan Borloo
Production Voetvolk vzw
Coproduction Royal Flemish Theatre, 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 / HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Vooruit / Campo, Charleroi Danse & Key Performance
Residencies Troubleyn | Jan Fabre, Charleroi Danse, Arts Centre BUDA & Royal Flemish Theatre
With the support of Arts Centre NONA, the Flemish Community, the Flemish Community Commission & the Belgian Tax Shelter
Voetvolk is allied to Troubleyn | Jan Fabre and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp as 'company-in-residence’.
Voetvolk is 'artiste associé' of Le Quartz - Scène Nationale de Brest.