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Bring It to Our Senses contains all music scores originally written by Maarten Van Cauwenberghe for Voetvolk / Lisbeth Gruwez’s triptych of the ecstatic body: a trilogy of dance performances, comprising It’s going to get worse and worse and worse, my friend — 2012, AH/HA — 2014 and We’re pretty fuckin’ far from okay — 2016.
All three performances and their corresponding sound designs focus on the concrete bodily effects and galvanising nature of social phenomena.
The ecstatic and trance-like body that Lisbeth Gruwez has examined both as a dancer and as choreographer is in an eternal in-between state: it hovers between subject and object, between total loss and complete control.
This fluid in-between state is also the foundation and driving force of Maarten Van Cauwenberghe’s soundscapes, delicately creating recognition as well as alienation, suspense as well as restfulness – not uncommonly at the very same time.