Voetvolk is a contemporary dance and performance group, founded in Belgium in 2007 by dancer/choreographer Lisbeth Gruwez and composer/musician Maarten Van Cauwenberghe. Their work is an ongoing conversation between corporal and auditive movement: Gruwez and Van Cauwenberghe direct each other in order to achieve a symbiosis between the aural and the visual/physical.
So far, Voetvolk has produced 8 shows:
*) Forever Overhead (2007)
*) Birth of Prey (2008)
*) HeroNeroZero (2010)
*) L'origine (2011)
*) 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 four more recent ones are still touring.
For the 26-hour performance Odysseus (KVS, 2017) Voetvolk has made an epilogue, called Penelope, in which Lisbeth Gruwez conjures up in dance all the sidelined women of the Odyssey.
In May 2018, Voetvolk will be presenting its first large-scale production, being Thoughts for Meditation.
Frequent collaborators of the company are and have been Bart Van den Eynde, Bart Meuleman (artistic advice and dramaturgy), Harry Cole, Caroline Mathieu (light design), Marie Szersnovicz (scenography), Veronique Branquinho, Alexandra Sebbag (costumes), Joris Duytschaever (translations), Koen Vanhove (diffusion, via Key Performance) and Lucius Romeo-Fromm (dancer and repetitor).
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 KVS, Les Brigittines, Buda and STUK.
Voetvolk is 'artiste associé' of Le Quartz - Scène Nationale de Brest.
Apart from Lisbeth and Maarten, the Voetvolk team consists of Liesbeth Stas (production manager), Thomas Glorieux (touring technician), Daan Borloo (communication assistant) and Serafien Smits (Antwerp University intern).
All pictures on the website are © Klaartje Lambrechts, Luc Depreitere and Michel Petit.
Supported by kc NONA, DEE Sound and Light, the Flemish Government and the Flemish Community Commission.
Maarten Van Cauwenberghe
M.: +32(0)495 52 12 88