Lisbeth Gruwez
dances Bob Dylan

Lisbeth Gruwez Voetvolk (Belgium)


Nov 1-2, 7pm

DJD Dance Centre Studio Theatre

Lisbeth Gruwez Voetvolk (Belgium)

Musician/composer Maarten Van Cauwenberghe, permanent partner of Voetvolk, plays Bob Dylan songs on vinyl; Lisbeth Gruwez dances. This establishes communication without words, connecting two people with songs from the sixties and seventies. Lisbeth Gruwez dances Bob Dylan is pure, minimalistic and takes you to that place where the evening fades into the night, where the party ends and guests go home, where one individual is left on the dancefloor, undisturbed, lost in a dialogue with music.

Lisbeth Gruwez dances Bob Dylan is a pearl. So pure, spontaneous and generous. On repeat.
— Charlotte De Somviele, De Standaard


Voetvolk is a Belgian contemporary dance and performance group, founded in 2007 by dancer/choreographer Lisbeth Gruwez and composer/musician Maarten Van Cauwenberghe, who got to know each other in the laboratory of Jan Fabre.

Their work is an ongoing conversation between corporal and auditive movement: Gruwez and Van Cauwenberghe direct each other in order to achieve a symbiosis between the aural and the visual/physical.

So far, Voetvolk has produced ten shows, of which six are still touring. Their work has been shown at the Festival of Avignon, the Guggenheim in Bilbao and the Venice Biennale, amongst others.

Voetvolk is allied to Troubleyn|Jan Fabre and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp as ‘company-in-residence’. Other residencies are and have been the Royal Flemish Theatre, Les Brigittines, Arts Centre BUDA and STUK. Voetvolk is also ‘artiste associé’ of Le Quartz – Scène Nationale de Brest.

Apart from Lisbeth and Maarten, the Voetvolk team consists of Arnaud Vanrafelghem (production and tour manager), Anita Boels (administrative collaborator), Thomas Glorieux (technical director), Lucius Romeo-Fromm (assistant to the artistic director) and Daan Borloo (press and communication assistant). Voetvolk is supported by kc NONA, DEE Sound and Light, the Flemish Community, the Flemish Community Commission and the Belgian Tax Shelter.


Concept and Performance: Lisbeth Gruwez & Maarten Van Cauwenberghe
Choreography: Lisbeth Gruwez
Music: Bob Dylan
Light Design: Harry Cole & Caroline Mathieu
Technical Director:Thomas Glorieux
Production Manager: Arnaud Vanrafelghem
Special Thanks to: Bart Meuleman, Café Costume & Marie Szersnovicz

Production: Voetvolk vzw   

Co-Production: Royal Flemish Theatre, Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Ballet du Nord, TANDEM Arras-Douai, Les Brigittines & Theater Im Pumpenhaus

Supported by: NONA, the Flemish Community & the Flemish Community Commission

Voetvolk is allied to Troubleyn | Jan Fabre and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp as company-in-residence and to Le Quartz – Scène Nationale de Brest as ‘artiste associé’  

Diffusion: Key Performance

Photo credit: Luc Depreitere