Bio & Texts – The Sea Within

Voetvolk is a contemporary dance and performance group, founded in Belgium in 2007 by dancer/choreographer Lisbeth Gruwez and composer/musician Maarten Van Cauwenberghe, who got to know each other in the artistic laboratory of Jan Fabre.

With Fabre, they created As long as the world needs a warrior’s soul, Je suis sang and the famous solo Quando l’uomo principale è una donna, well-known for its olive oil-drenched stage.

Voetvolk’s work has been an ongoing conversation between corporal and auditive movement ever since: Gruwez and Van Cauwenberghe direct each other in order to achieve a symbiosis between the aural and the visual/physical.

So far, the company has produced nine shows of which five are still touring: the hypnotizing installation Penelope, the intimate duo Lisbeth Gruwez dances Bob Dylan and the triptych of the ecstatic body, comprising It’s going to get worse and worse and worse, my friend, AH/HA and We’re pretty fuckin’ far from okay.

Their work has been shown at the Festival of Avignon, the Guggenheim in Bilbao and the Venice Biennale, amongst others.

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