(c) Luc Depreitere

Lisbeth Gruwez/Voetvolk


It’s going to get worse and worse and worse, my friend

Mousonturm Saal


The apocalyptic title of this latest work by outstanding performer
Lisbeth Gruwez and her group Voetvolk sounds foreboding. And indeed, Gruwez, who previously appeared at the festival in 2011, has taken on a disturbing subject: The manipulative power of speeches, which many – from revolutionary leaders to TV evange-lists – have exploited for their own ends. With her slight, androgynous figure, Gruwez takes command of the theatre right from the start. With reduced, steadily accelerating movements and gestures, her energy levels rise. In remarkable interaction with the driving music, her body positively soaks up the sounds and recorded phrases spoken by TV evangelist Jimmy Swaggart. Words and content lose their meaning in the hypnotic surge of the trance to which the dancer abandons herself.

Duration: approx 50 min.

Bereits gekaufte Karten für die Aufführungen am 16.4. und 17.4. behalten ihre Gültigkeit für den 23.6. und 24.6.