Lisbeth Gruwez

Voetvolk (Dutch for ‘infantry’) is a Belgian contemporary dance and performance company, founded in 2007 by dancer/choreographer Lisbeth Gruwez and musician/composer Maarten Van Cauwenberghe, who got to know each other in the laboratory of Jan Fabre.

Their work is an ongoing conversation between corporal and auditive movement: Gruwez and Van Cauwenberghe direct each other in order to achieve an organic symbiosis within a fixed frame. This brings in the element of performance that identifies every production: the connection between the aural and the visual/physical is always (a)live.

So far, the company has produced 10 shows that have traveled around the world. Their work has been shown at the Festival of Avignon, the Guggenheim in Bilbao and the Venice Biennale, amongst others.

Voetvolk is allied to Troubleyn|Jan Fabre and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp as ‘company-in-residence’. Other residencies are and have been the Royal Flemish Theatre, Les Brigittines, Arts Centre BUDA and STUK.

Voetvolk is also ‘artiste associé’ of Le Quartz – Scène Nationale de Brest.

Apart from Lisbeth and Maarten, the Voetvolk team consists of Arnaud Vanrafelghem (production and tour manager), Anita Boels (administrative collaborator), Thomas Glorieux (technical director) and Daan Borloo (press and communication assistant).

Voetvolk is supported by kc NONA, the Flemish Community, the Flemish Community Commission and the Belgian Tax Shelter.