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Global Dance Connections: Lisbeth Gruwez/Voetvolk

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The Global Dance Connections series features boundary-busting contemporary dance created by Canadian and international artists.

 

Lisbeth Gruwez/Voetvolk (Belgium)
It's going to get worse and worse and worse, my friend
Thursday-Saturday January 22-24, 8pm
Post-show artist talkback January 23
Duration: 50 minutes

Presented with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

A speech can be a mighty weapon, rallying crowds and unleashing feverish action, and Lisbeth Gruwez's brilliantly conceived solo exposes the transformation of both the speaker and the audience. Taking fragments from a recording by ultraconservative American televangelist Jimmy Swaggert, she dances the growing frenzy of ecstatic speaking. Initially the speech is friendly and pacifying, but from the compulsive desire to convince comes growing despair, eventually betraying its deepest nature: violence. Gruwez exploits the dialogue between dance and sound, words and gesture, to reveal the nature of fanaticism, the dangerous charisma of orators, and their hypnotic hold over listeners, in a spellbinding performance which has toured the world to critical acclaim.


Performance
January 22-24, 2015 @ 8:00PM
Scotiabank Dance Centre
677 Davie St
Vancouver BC

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Photo by Luc Depreitere

 

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