Piano Works Debussy

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The 2020 archive

Claire Chevallier and Lisbeth Gruwez

Malines / Created in 2020

Dancer and choreographer Lisbeth Gruwez and pianist Claire Chevallier lead us between instinct and method through Claude Debussy’s musical landscape.
Piano Works Debussy, Lisbeth Gruwez and Claire Chevallier, 2020 © Danny Willems


Claude Debussy's piano as the subject for a choreography... Belgian artists Lisbeth Gruwez (choreographer and dancer) and Claire Chevallier (pianist) rose to the challenge. Here, no Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, but his Estampes as well as pieces from both books of the Préludes, on which Lisbeth Gruwez dances with her usual unique style while Claire Chevallier brings a twist to modern music on a period Érard piano. Piano Works Debussy is a visual and musical journey, which doesn't try to illustrate the music but leads us towards unknown lands and incredible landscapes. The genius of Claude Debussy, who wanted above all to invent new forms, finds in Lisbeth Gruwez and Claire Chevallier's approach a faithful, surprising, and always spontaneous vision. Between instinct and method...


With Claire Chevallier, Lisbeth Gruwez

Choreography Lisbeth Gruwez
Artistic collaboration Maarten Van Cauwenberghe
Dramaturgy Bart Meuleman
Music Claude Debussy
Stage design Marie Szersnovicz
Lights Stef Alleweireldt
Sound Alban Moraud, Maarten Van Cauwenberghe


Production Voetvolk vzw
Co-production KVS Théâtre royal flamand (Brussels), Fonds de dotation du Quartz (Brest), Theater Freiburg, Klarafestival (Brussels), Association pour la danse contemporaine (Geneva), Kunstencentrum Vooruit (Ghent) Lielais Dzintars (Liepaja, Lettonie), Festival d'Avignon, MA Scène nationale Pays de Montbéliard
Avec le soutien de Kunstencentrum nona (Mechelen), la Communauté flamande, the Tax Shelter of the Belgian State
With the help of company Ultima Vez, Les Brigittines (Brussels), Le Quartz Scène nationale de Brest

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