Piano Works Debussy - CANCELLED
‘Music is the space between the notes,’ claimed Claude Debussy.
The French impressionist, rebel among composers, succeeded in expressing poetry: rather than genre exercises, he created vast landscapes and cascading waterfalls. The dance language of Lisbeth Gruwez, who previously moved skilfully between the lyrics of Bob Dylan, is in perfect harmony with this piece.
Together with pianist Claire Chevallier, who previously worked with Rosas and Anima Eterna, the choreographer takes on Debussy’s ‘Préludes’ and ‘Études’. The duo explore and translate how he fiddled with the musical rules by focusing on silence and space, small detours and gestures. The result is a duet between the soundscapes of Debussy and the swirling dance material of Gruwez, who explicitly dances ‘between the tones’.
choreography Lisbeth Gruwez music Claude Debussy with Lisbeth Gruwez and Claire Chevallier coproduction KVS, Le Fonds de dotation du Quartz, Theater Freiburg, Klarafestival, ADC Genève and Vooruit Gent supported by the Flemish Government and the Flemish Community Commission