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. Together they’ve created more than 10 productions already, e.g. It’s going to get worse and worse and worse, my friend (2012), AH/HA (2014), Lisbeth Gruwez dances Bob Dylan (2015), We’re pretty fuckin’ far from okay (2016), The Sea Within (2018) and Piano Works Debussy (2020).

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. Their performances have been shown at Festival d’Avignon, Festival de Marseille, Julidans, Tanz im August, Dance Umbrella and the Venice Biennale, among many others.

Voetvolk is allied to KVS (the Royal Flemish Theatre), kc NONA and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, and is company-in-residence at Theater Freiburg.

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