Five bodies meet at a locale without a name, perhaps even in the middle of the night. On the rhythm of the circumstances they slowly grow towards one another, the way trash sometimes gathers in a deserted street. But their synergy confers unexpected power on them. They coalesce in one of the most expressive manifestations of humankind: laughter. Resulting in an encounter that becomes a dangerous feast of shared ecstacy.

With AH | HA, Voetvolk moves on to the cutting edge of its investigation of the ecstatic body. The performance explores the wealth of plastic variations of the laughing body, making its physical and psychic impact tangible for the viewer.

AH | HA is the first group performance of Voetvolk.


Concept & choreography: Lisbeth Gruwez

Composition & sound design : Maarten Van Cauwenberghe

Dancers: Mercedes Dassy, Anne-Charlotte Bisoux, Lisbeth Gruwez,

Vicente Arlandis Recuerda & Lucius Romeo-Fromm

Stylist: Catherine Van Bree

Artistic advisor: Bart Meuleman

Light design: Harry Cole & Caroline Mathieu

Technical director: Thomas Glorieux

Production manager : Arnaud Vanrafelghem

Communication assistant: Daan Borloo

Production: Voetvolk vzw

Coproduction: Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, NEXT Festival, Theater Im Pumpenhaus, Théâtre d’Arras / TANDEM Arras-Douai, Dampfzentrale, Le Triangle – scène conventionnée pour la danse – Rennes, Théâtre de la Bastille, Les Brigittines, AndWhatBeside(s)Death, MA Scène nationale – Pays de Montbéliard

Residencies: Troubleyn | Jan Fabre, KVS, Les Brigittines & BUDA

Voetvolk is company-in-residence by Troubleyn | Jan Fabre and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts (Antwerp), and ‘ariste associé’ of Le Quartz – Scène nationale de Brest

Supported by: kc NONA, Province of Antwerp, the Flemish Community & the Flemish Community Commission

International diffusion: Key Performance

Première: June 2014 @ Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis