Sat 5 March 2016 (18h00)

Lisbeth Gruwez dances Bob Dylan



Musician/composer Maarten Van Cauwenberghe, permanent partner of Voetvolk, plays Bob Dylan songs on vinyl; Lisbeth Gruwez dances. This establishes communication without words, connecting two people with songs from the sixties and seventies. Lisbeth Gruwez dances Bob Dylan is pure, minimalistic and takes you to that place where the evening fades into the night, where the party ends and guests go home, where one individual is left on the dancefloor, undisturbed, lost in a dialogue with music.

Lisbeth Gruwez (Kortrijk, Belgium 1977) started classical ballet at the age of 6 and in 1991 she was admitted at the ‘Stedelijk Instituut voor Ballet’ in Antwerp where she could combine a professional dance education with high school. Afterwards she studied contemporary dance at P.A.R.T.S. She started her professional career with Ultima Vez, in the Pasolini Project Of Heaven and Hell and Away From Sleeping Dogs with Iztock Kova. Since 1999 Lisbeth Gruwez has been working with Jan Fabre, performing in As Long As the World Needs a Warrior’s Soul, followed by Je suis sang, the production for the Cour d’Honneur in Avignon. In 2001 she starred in Pierre Coulibeuf’s film Les Guerriers de la beauté about Jan Fabre’s work. In 2002 she starred in Images of Affection for Needcompany|Jan Lauwers. A year later Lisbeth worked with Grace Ellen Barkey in Few Things and Cry Me a River by Riina Saastamoinen. Still in 2003 she danced in Foi , which was a production by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. In 2004 Jan Fabre created for and with her Quando l’uomo principale è una donna. She also participated in the installation Origine along with Peter Verhelst.
Together with Maarten Van Cauwenberghe she founded Voetvolk in 2006 and in 2007 they premiered with their first creation Forever Overhead. In 2008 Lisbeth danced with Melanie Lane in I!2, a creation by Arco Renz. That year she also had a leading role in Lost Persons Area, a movie by Caroline Strubbe. This motion picture was nominated for the Cannes filmfestival and for her role she was nominated as Best Female Actress at the Flemisch Movie Awards. Again in 2008 she created Birth of Prey, a performance which is still touring. In 2009 she choreographed and danced together with Juliette Lewis in a videoclip for her band Juliette & the Licks. In 2010 Lisbeth created her first groupperformance HeroNeroZero and played the leading roll in a short movie by Silvia Defranc. In 2011 she created the performances L’Origine and It’s going to get worse and worse and worse, my friend, which toured continuously in 2012 and 2013.
In 2013, she also was a dance-coach for some Toneelhuis - productions (Bart Meuleman and FC Bergman) and worked together with Belgian photographer Dirk Braeckman. In 2014, Lisbeth Gruwez created AH/HA, the first group performance of Voetvolk. This piece is currently touring.

infos pratiques

Le Mac Orlan

50 min
de 5 à 8 € ou PASS



Conception et interprétation Lisbeth Gruwez et Maarten Van Cauwenberghe
Chorégraphie Lisbeth Gruwez
Musiques Bob Dylan
Création lumière Harry Cole et Caroline Mathieu
Directeur de production Liesbeth Stas
Remerciements Bart Meuleman, Café Costume & Marie Szersnovic

Production Voetvolk vzw
Coproductions KVS, Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Ballet du Nord, Théâtre d’Arras / Tandem Arras-Douai, Les Brigittines & Theater Im Pumpenhaus
Avec le soutien de NONA & Vlaamse Gemeenschap
Diffusion Key Performance

Tournée :
Les 2 et 3 mars 2016 : Campo, Gand, Belgique
Le 5 mars 2016 : dans le cadre du Festival DañsFabrik, Mac Orlan, Brest
Le 8 mars 2016 : Les Brigittines, Bruxelles, Belgique
Les 10 et 11 mars 2016 : Nona, Malines, Belgique
Le 12 mars 2016 : Les Brigittines, Bruxelles, Belgique
Du 22 au 24 mars 2016 : CDC, Toulouse
Le 29 mars 2016 : MA, Scène nationale, Montbéliard
Le 9 avril 2016 : Motel Mozaïque, Rotterdam, Pays-Bas