April 8, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
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Dance Contemporary
“Simultaneously funny, intelligent, delicious in its most minute detail, AH/HA is a meditation on the body, driven and affected by a transcending energy.” Agnès Izrine, Dansercanalhistorique

NAC Presentation

Quirky and inventive, Flemish choreographer/dancer Lisbeth Gruwez is emerging as an important and original new voice in contemporary dance. In AH/HA, a collaboration with her creative partner, sound artist Maarten Van Cauwenberghe, she investigates the mechanics of laughter. Five dancers, Gruwez among them, converge and gravitate towards one another, isolated yet seeking communion. They begin to laugh – silently, emphatically, raucously, timidly. The vocabulary of the body laughing – slapped thighs, bodies crumpled in delirium, the torso shaking helplessly – becomes captivating, unifying and provocative dance.

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Co-producers: Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Next Festival, Theater Im Pumpenhaus, Théâtre d’Arras – TANDEM ARRAS-DOUAI, Dampfzentrale, Le Triangle – Scène conventionnée pour la danse (Rennes), Théâtre La Bastille, Les Brigittines, AndWhatBeside(s)Death, MA scène nationale – Pays de Montbéliard, Troubleyn | Jan Fabre. Residencies: Troubleyn | Jan Fabre, KVS, Les Brigittines. Supported by NONA, Provincie Antwerpen & De Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

Performance is approximately 60 minutes with no intermission.

video: Lisbeth Gruwez, AH/HA
Lisbeth Gruwez, AH/HA
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