Voetvolk is a dance/performance group founded around dancer/choreographer Lisbeth Gruwez and composer/musician Maarten Van Cauwenberghe. Since its foundation in 2007, it has developed its activities as an international contemporary dance and performance company. They have established themselves as an intelligent and articulate company, who cut and paste music and movement with a sharp street style. Dance anarchy defined by total control. Lisbeth Gruwez and Maarten Van Cauwenberghe are ‘Artists-in-Residence’ in the Troubleyn /Laboratorium of Jan Fabre.
Dancing as a method is no longer sufficient as the sole ingredient of a relevant creation. Contemporary dance cannot be separated anymore from the realm of performance. It 's our belief that to achieve what needs to be said one has to allow all aspects of physicality into the equation.
Until now Voetvolk produced 7 performances: 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) and Lisbeth Gruwez dances Bob Dylan (2015). They are preparing a new production We're pretty fuckin' far from okay (2016), a duet with Nicolas Vladyslav for July 2016.
The following people and organisations are currently collaborating with Voetvolk:
Bart Van den Eynde (dramaturgy), Bart Meuleman (artistic advisor), Harry Cole (lightdesigner), Caroline Mathieu (assistent lightdesign), Liesbeth Stas (production), Marie Szersnovicz (scenography), Veronique Branquinho (Costumes), Joris Duytschaever (translator), Koen Vanhove | Key Performance (diffusion), Jan Fabre | Troubleyn (residency), Les Brigittines (residency), Nona (Office) and KVS (coproduction & residency).
Voetvolk vzw is supported by DEE Sound and Light, the Government of Flanders and the Flemish Community Commission.
Photopgraphs by Klaartje Lambrechts, Luc Depreitere and Michel Petit.
Voetvolk will organise some workshops the coming season. We will keep you updated about this.
Maarten Van Cauwenberghe
M.: +32(0)495 52 12 88