May 22 2013
It's going to get worse and worse and worse, my friendThéatre d'Arras / Arras FR
Lisbeth Gruwez|Voetvolk is a dance/performance group founded around dancer/choreographer Lisbeth Gruwez and composer/musician Maarten Van Cauwenberghe. Since its foundation in 2007, it has developed its activities as an international contemporary dance and performance company. Lisbeth Gruwez and Maarten Van Cauwenberghe are ‘Artists-in-Residence’ in the Troubleyn /Laboratorium of Jan Fabre.
Dancing as a method is no longer sufficiant as the sole ingredient of a relevant creation. Contemporary dance cannot be separated anymore from the realm of performance. It 's our belief that to achieve what needs to be said one has to allow all aspects of physicality into the equation.
Until now Lisbeth Gruwez | Voetvolk produced 5 performances: Forever Overhead (2007), Birth of Prey (2008), HeroNeroZero (2010), L'origine (2011) and It's going to get worse and worse and worse, my friend (2012). A new creation is foreseen for March 2014.
The following people and organisations are currently collaborating with Lisbeth Gruwez|Voetvolk:
Bart Meuleman (artistic advisor), Harry Cole (lightdesigner), Veronique Branquinho (styling, costumes), Caroline Mathieu (lightdesign), Joris Duytschaever (translations), Kris Kenis (production), Dave Schroyen (drummer), Jan Stoop (soundtechnician), Laurence Konyk (lighttechnician), Key Performance (diffusion), Jan Fabre | Troubleyn (residency), KC Nona (Office), AndWhatBeside(s)Death (coproduction).
Voetvolk vzw is supported by the Provincie West-Vlaanderen, Provincie Antwerpen and the Vlaamse Gemeenschap.
Photopgraphs by Klaartje Lambrechts and Luc Depreitere.
It's going to get worse and worse and worse, my friend has been selected for Het Theaterfestival 2012.
Rarely have image, movement, light and sound invigorated each other so powerfully.
This turns 'It's going to get worse and worse and worse, my friend ' into a subtle masterpiece that has managed to entrance the jury into a nearly magical state.
Maarten Van Cauwenberghe
M.: +32(0)495 52 12 88