IT’S GOING TO GET WORSE AND WORSE AND WORSE, MY FRIEND by Voetvolk/Lisbeth Gruwez
16&17 April, Mousonturm, Frankfurt (DE)
24&25 April, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL)
1 May, KVS, Brussels (BE)
In Lisbeth Gruwez’ choreography, image, movement, light and sound intensify each other, showing how persuasive and destructive the power of words may be. Gruwez dominates the stage by transposing fragments from a speech by the ultraconservative American televangelist Jimmy Swaggart into dance and performing the trance of that ecstatic speechifying. In the process, she loses herself in a stream of words, in obsessive, frenetic series of movement to expose the deepest nature of the speech: its violence.