We're pretty fuckin' far from okay [2016]


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We're pretty fuckin' far from okay is the third (and last) installment of Voetvolk|Lisbeth Gruwez' 'triptych on the ecstatic body', after It's going to get worse and worse and worse, my friend (2012) and AH/HA (2014): performances that gained great (international) recognition.

 

The basic principle of the show is the concrete physiological impact of fear. In We're pretty fuckin' far from okay, fear is studied as a biological phenomenon, not as a socio-cultural sensation. Not as acquired behaviour, but as evolutionary developed answer to the question "to fight, flight or freeze?" In We're pretty fuckin' far from okay 'nature' beats 'nurture' - although they are sometimes each other's nursing enemies.


Performers Lisbeth Gruwez and Nicolas Vladyslav zoom in on what fear does to a body: they incorporate the haunted look, the accelerated heart rate, the shallow breathing. According to them, fear is a body in trance, reduced to its instincts.


In his turn, Maarten Van Cauwenberghe uses the unstable breathing patterns as the foundation of his soundscape, creating suspense as well as restfulness - not uncommonly at the very same time.

 

 

 

Pictures © Leif Firnhaber

 

 

Concept and choreography 

Lisbeth Gruwez

 

Composition, sounddesign & assistance

Maarten Van Cauwenberghe

 

Performance

Lisbeth Gruwez & Nicolas Vladyslav

 

Dramaturgy

Bart Van den Eynde

 

Styling 

Lisbeth Gruwez

 

Light design 

Harry Cole & Caroline Mathieu

 

Touring technician

Thomas Glorieux

 

Scenography

Marie Szersnovicz, Lisbeth Gruwez & Maarten Van Cauwenberghe

 

Repetitor

Lucius Romeo-Fromm

 

Production

Voetvolk vzw

 

Coproduction

La Batie-festival de Genève, KVS, Le Phare - Centre Choregraphique National du Havre Normandie, Theater Im Pumpenhaus, Les Brigittines, Tandem Arras-Douai, Weimar Kunstfest, MA Scène Nationale – Pays de Montbéliard and Troubleyn|Jan Fabre.

 

Residencies

Troubleyn|Jan Fabre, Buda Kunstencentrum, Stuk, Les Brigittines

 

Diffusion 

Key Performance

 

With the support of

Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie & Nona

Pictures

Videos

Press

okay-_carnet_d_art.pdf Jul 22 2016
Les peurs, corps et âmes
okay-_theaterkrant.pdf Jul 2 2016
The only thing we have to fear
okay-_de_standaard.pdf Jul 6 2016
Als angst door de zenuwbanen giert
okay-_utopia_parkway.pdf Jul 19 2016
Lisbeth Gruwez' deconstruction of bodies in distress
okay-_ma_culture.pdf Sep 12 2016
We're pretty fuckin' far from okay, Lisbeth Gruwez
20160705-nb-055-aa-023-ext_20160704212452.pdf Jul 5 2016
Angst in het lijf
avignon_we_re_pretty_fucking_far_from_okay_le_retour_des_enfants_prodigues_inferno.pdf Jul 21 2016
Le retour des enfants prodigues
a_gene_ve_la_ba_tie_a_de_bute_dans_la_pe_nombre_et_la_re_pe_tition_-_le_temps.pdf Sep 5 2016
Les gestes de la peur
bon_plan_a_avignon_par_e_serafini_inferno_du_18_au_24_juillet_2016_-we_re_pretty_fucking_far_from_okay_gymnase_paul_gie_ra__les_bons_plans_d_avignon.pdf Jul 8 2016
Respirer, c'est être libre
critique_lisbeth_gruwez_observe_l_effroi_au_microscope_-_culture_-_tdg_ch.pdf Sep 4 2016
Lisbeth Gruwez observe l'effroi au microscope
culture_sce_ne_le_souffle_de_toutes_les_peurs.pdf Jul 21 2016
Le souffle de toutes les peurs
doc_-_1-09-16_07-53_copy.pdf Sep 1 2016
Tänzerin klopft an die Himmelspforte
gruwez_de_cortique_la_peur_-_la_libre_be.pdf Jul 3 2016
Gruwez décortique la peur
intro-spectare_-_i_o_gazette.pdf Jul 29 2016
Intro-spectare
kvwv.pdf Jul 1 2016
Dansen in Avignon
l_insense_gruwez_une_danse_de_communication.pdf Jul 24 2016
Gruwez: une danse de communication
lesinrocks.pdf Jul 14 2016
Anatomie de la peur
lesinrocks2.pdf Jul 14 2016
Lisbeth Gruwez n'a peur de rien
lisbeth_gruwez_la_voix_du_nord_douai_du_26_mai_2016.pdf May 25 2016
Lisbeth Gruwez de retour à L'Hippodrome pour sa nouvelle pièce
lisbeth_gruwez_fait_la_peur_belle_a_la_danse_-_culture_next.pdf Jul 5 2016
Lisbeth Gruwez fait la peur belle à la danse
lisbeth_gruwez_la_force_des_failles_-_la_libre_be.pdf Jul 24 2016
Lisbeth Guwez, la force des failles
lisbeth_gruwez_we_re_pretty_fuckin_far_from_okay.pdf Jun 29 2016
Lisbeth Gruwez, We're pretty fuckin' far from okay
nrc_handelsblad_slotrecensie_julidans_11_juli.pdf Jul 11 2016
Geslaagd julidans bezingt de mens
parool_recensie_pere_faura_en_voetvolk_4_juli.pdf Jul 1 2016
Julidans biedt keuze tussen wrevel of omarmd worden
tanz_im_pumpenhaus_manipulatives_spiel_mit_der_angst.pdf Jun 12 2016
Manipulaties Spiel mit der Angst
trouw_slotrecensie_julidans_12_juli.pdf Jul 12 2016
Met kleren aan meer zeggingskracht
un_corps_pour_mes_peurs_l_echo.pdf Jul 21 2016
Un corps pour mes peurs
un_fauteuil_pour_l_orchestre_le_site_de_critiques_the_a_trales_parisien_we_are_pretty_fuckin_far_from_okay_de_lisbeth_gruwez_au_gymnase_paul_gie_ra.pdf Jul 21 2016
We're pretty fuckin' far from okay de Lisbeth Gruwez au Gymnase Paul Giéra
we_re_pretty_fuckin_far_from_okay_de_lisbeth_gruwez.pdf Jul 19 2016
Lisbeth Gruwez même pas peur
we_re_pretty_fuckin_far_from_okay_-_2016_entretien_-_journal_la_terrasse.pdf Jun 26 2016
We're pretty fuckin' far from okay - Avignon- entretien
we_re_pretty_fuckin_far_from_okay_de_lisbeth_gruwez_action_parallele-1.pdf Jul 26 2016
Anatomie de la peur
we_re_pretty_fuckin_far_from_okay_la_respiration_de_l_angoisse_the_a_toile.pdf Jul 22 2016
La respiration de l'angoisse
zwangshandlungen_auf_der_bu_hne_alles_mu_nster.pdf Jun 12 2016
Zwangshandlungen auf der Bühne
avignon_lisbeth_gruwez_en_guerre_contre_la_peur_-_arts_et_sce_nes_-_te_le_rama_fr.pdf Jul 22 2016
En guerre contre la peur
recensie_de_volkskrant_5_juli_2016.pdf Jul 5 2016
De angst blijft in het duet van Lisbeth Gruwez ongedefinieerd, de angst staat centraal
focusclipschore.pdf Feb 3 2017
Alors on danse
knack.pdf Feb 27 2017
We're pretty fuckin' far from okay: pretty fuckin' fantastic