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 & assistance: Maarten Van Cauwenberghe
Dance: 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
Light assistance: Caroline Mathieu

Production: Voetvolk vzw
Coproduction: Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Next Festival, Theater Im Pumpenhaus, Théatre d’Arras – Tandem Arras-Douai, Dampfzentrale,
Le Triangle – scène conventionnée pour la danse-Rennes, Théâtre La Bastille, Les Brigittines, AndWhatBeside(s)Death, MA Scène nationale – Pays de Montbéliard and Troubleyn/Jan Fabre.
Residencies: Troubleyn/Jan Fabre, KVS, Les Brigittines
Supported by: NONA, Provincie Antwerpen and De Vlaamse Gemeenschap
International Distribution: Key Performance

Premiere: Rencontres Chorégrapqhiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, 13 June 2014