Lisbeth Gruwez / Voetvolk

°1977, lives and works in Brussels

Lisbeth Gruwez studied contemporary dance at P.A.R.T.S. from 1997 to 1998. She started her professional career with Ultima Vez, in the Pasolini Project Of Heaven and Hell and Away From Sleeping Dogs with Iztock Kova. Since 1999 Lisbeth Gruwez has been working with Jan Fabre, performing in As Long As the World Needs a Warrior's Soul , followed by Je suis sang, the production for the Cour d'Honneur in Avignon. In 2001 she starred in Pierre Coulibeuf's film Les Guerriers de la beauté about Jan Fabre's work. In 2002 she starred in Images of Affection for Needcompany/Jan Lauwers. A year later Lisbeth Gruwez worked with Grace Ellen Barkey in Few Things and Cry Me a River by Riina Saastamoinen. Still in 2003 she danced in See-Sick, a Polydans production, and Foi , which was a production by Les Ballets C. De la B./ Sidi Larbi. In 2004 Jan Fabre created a solo for Lisbeth Gruwez: Quando l'uomo principale è una donna . She also participated in the installation DON'T, along with Peter Verhelst.

Maarten Van Cauwenberghe °1976
In 1999 Maarten left the Antwerp Jazz Studio to start playing as a musician and performer with Jan Fabre. Their first joint project was As Long As the World Needs a Warrior's Soul . In 2001 Maarten Van Cauwenberghe composed the music for Je Suis Sang , a production for the Cour d'Honneur in Avignon. In 2004 he wrote the music for the dance solo Quando L'Uomo Principale è una Donna with Lisbeth Gruwez. Besides his work with Jan Fabre, Maarten Van Cauwenberghe has also worked with the Rosas dancer, Julia Sugranyes - in the performance Redial 2 - and he composed the music for the dance performance Sens Acte Sans by Label Cedana (Cédric Charon and Annabelle Chambon). In 2003 he created the music for the Polydans production See-Sick. In 2006 Van Cauwenberghe and the dancer/choreographer Lisbeth Gruwez founded the non-profit organization vzw Voetvolk for the purpose of producing their own dance performances. Their first production, Forever Overhead , premiered in January 2007.

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