THU 26.01.2023
8:00pm — 9:00pm

Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm

Claire Chevallier (°1969) is a celebrated pianist who performs solo recitals, chamber concerts and concerts with orchestra. She is world-renowned for her performances and recordings. Claire Chevallier specialises in historical performances: she re-stages music on old instruments. She also has her own collection of historical pianos, consisting of six grand pianos from the period 1840 to 1920. Claire teaches at the 'Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles' and sat on the jury of the Liszt Concours in Utrecht and the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, among others. She is an expert on the works of French composers such as Ravel, Debussy, Satie, Poulenc.... Her recording of Ravel's Concerto pour la main gauche (together with Anima Eterna) is still a landmark in the world of classical music. Chevallier has also collaborated extensively with artists such as Rosas, David Claerbout, Josse De Pauw and Jan Lauwers (Needcompany).

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"Music is the space between the notes" - Claude Debussy
Piano Works Debussy is a duet between the dancer Lisbeth Gruwez and the pianist Claire Chevallier. Together they are searching for the space between the notes in the compositions of Claude Debussy, who struggled with the hegemony of rules. Their movements are more hints than expressions, in the spirit of Debussy's search for "la musique immatérielle". Gruwez and Chevalier do not conjure up an immutable reality, but install an imagination behind the cloak of the material. For the first time in her career, Gruwez is dealing with classical music. After training in classical ballet, she found her freedom in contemporary dance and gradually developed a movement language that has since become referential. In this respect, Piano Works Debussy is a unique dialogue between a classical and a contemporary framework that somehow reveals her choreographic path. Lisbeth Gruwez: "Piano Works Debussy is a watercolour. Think of the lightness of colours that flow into each other, dry for a while and then get moistened again to make new connections. Debussy's music waters the dance and shakes up the material again and again."
Thurs. 26.01.2023 Audience discussion afterwards Fri. 27.01.2023 Warm-up for audience at 7:30 p.m.

Credits: CONCEPT Voetvolk / Lisbeth Gruwez & Maarten Van Cauwenberghe CHOREOGRAPHY Lisbeth Gruwez MUSIC Claude Debussy PERFORMANCE Lisbeth Gruwez & Claire Chevallier ARTISTIC SUPPORT Maarten Van Cauwenberghe DRAMATURGY Bart Meuleman. LIGHTING DESIGN Stef Alleweireldt & Gilles Roosen SCENOGRAPHY Marie Szersnovicz SOUND Alban Moraud & Maarten Van Cauwenberghe TECHNICAL DIRECTION Bram Vande Ghinste PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Astrid De Haes PRODUCTION Voetvolk vzw COPRODUCTION KVS - Royal Flemish Theatre, Le Fonds de dotation du Quartz, Fribourg Theatre, Klarafestival, ADC Geneva, Vooruit Gent, Liepaja Concert Hall Great Amber, Festival d'Avignon & MA scene nationale - Pays de Monbéliard RESIDENCES KVS Royal Flemish Theatre, NONA Art Centre, Ultima Vez, Les Brigittines & Le Quartz

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