THE SEA WITHIN by Voetvolk/Lisbeth Gruwez
11 June, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam (NL)
13 June, Concertgebouw Brugge, Brugge (BE)
15 June, Stadsschouwburg, Kortrijk (BE)
21 & 22 June, KC Nona ism CC Mechelen, Mechelen (BE)
“THE SEA WITHIN is the Belgian choreographer’s first piece in which she doesn’t herself figure as performer, and remarkable for an especially intimate, sustained interplay of sound and choreography – an interplay for which her pieces are always notable. For ‘The Sea Within’, Gruwez challenges herself to transmit through, essentially, words and looks, a very personal – very corporal – sense-vision without benefit of body. For me, (…) Gruwez is always reaching to use dance to transmit sense, a seamless mix of mind and body. So as ‘Sea’ challenges Gruwez to get her sense-vision across by, as it were, talking and flailing her arms a lot, the 11 performers (10 women and Maarten Van Cauwenberghe’s Sound) are challenged to dance sense: force and passion enough, but also moral conviction enough, to deny the mind-body split.” – Tracy Danison – “The Sea Within: riding a fine choreographic wavefront – with Sound, too”.