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Voetvolk / Lisbeth Gruwez

Brussels

 

A matchless dancer, Jan Fabre’s former muse answers the men of the Odyssey in this solo piece. Wordlessly and with absolute simplicity, her dance embodies the forgotten women in the mythical epic.

Open-air


"Penelope waits, in the throes of time and desire. Her movement is that of inertia." A vast epic poem where the spoken word is mainly the preserve of men, The Odyssey is nonetheless full of women. With their silence, and that of dance, Lisbeth Gruwez responds to the ever-present voices of men in Homer's story. Instead of their desire for glory and heroism, which sows only discord, she focuses on the sense of commitment and reconciliation embodied by the other central figure in the poem: Penelope. Performed by Lisbeth Gruwez, this alternative initiatory quest takes the form of a spiral from which spring nymphs and sirens, Calypso and Circé, and where the choreographer uses a rich variety of movements to explore the many facets of womanhood.
 

 

Practical information

Duration : 20'

16 juin : Place des quais, in front of the Grandes Tables

 

17 juin : Toit Terrasse

Where ? Friche la Belle de Mai

Entance 1 : 41, rue Jobin, 3e
Entrance 2 : 12, rue François Simon, 3e
tel. 04 95 04 95 95 / lafriche.org

metro stop Charles
tram 2 stop Longchamp
bus 49 and 52 stop Belle de Mai
bike terminal n°3321 - Belle de Mai Friche

Prices

Free access

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Credits

Chorégraphie et interprétation Lisbeth Gruwez Composition Maarten Van Cauwenberghe Répétiteur Lucius Romeo-Fromm Création lumière Harry Cole Scénographie Marie Szersnovicz Costumes Myriam Van Gucht


Production KVS (Bruxelles) et Voetvolk vzw (Bruxelles) Soutien Communauté flamande ; Commission de la Communauté flamande

 

Avec le soutien de la Communauté Flamande

Crédit photo Danny Willems.

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