Birth Of Prey [2008]


The human body is a machine full of animal reflexes and signals. Our spirit drives that beautiful instrument, but what drives our mind?

BIRTH of PREY observes the routines, rituals and the body language between predator and prey.

BIRTH of PREY, a circular ritual that gives form to the interaction between the rational instruction and the metaphysical emotion.

The constant metamorphosis of the being.





Gruwez does surrender her body entirely in performance and puts every centimetre of flesh, muscle and ligament at its disposal with a litheness that remains almost unconceivable.”

By Jackie Fletcher in The British Theatre Guide


“Gruwez is her own secret weapon. She has a fascinating stage presence you are not able to get around.”

By Daniëlle Deregt in De Standaard


Lisbeth Gruwez’ solo is hard fare, yet exuding a quality that is hard to elude. No matter how self-tormented the dancer stages herself, steeped in pain, this is matched by her protean flexibility, the perfect control of her body and her theatrical effectiveness - a dance performance that will not easily fade.

By Isabell Steinböck in Allgemeine Zeitung


“Birth of Prey” is the title chosen by the Belgian group Voetvolk for this fascinating and sometimes uncanny dance performance …

… Music and dance liberate an enormous, archaically potent force, which at the same time seduces by its extraordinary exactitude.

By Helmut Jasny in MZ 


Performance & dance

Lisbeth Gruwez



Dave Schroyen & Maarten Van Cauwenberghe 



Joëlle Meerbergen & Lisbeth Gruwez



Koen Raes 




Voetvolk vzw 



Buda kunstencentrum & TROUBLEYN/Jan Fabre 


With the support of 

de Vlaamse overheid


Thanks to

Beursschouwburg, WP Zimmer, DEE Sound & Light 



Key Performance




Täter - Opfer - Tänzerin
bop_italian_vogue_01062011.pdf Jan 6 2011
Heavy Dance
bop_destandaard_birthofprey.pdf Nov 24 2008
Het geheime wapen van Lisbeth Gruwez
bop_bailarina_fabre_modf.pdf Jan 1 2010
"un recorrido excepcional”
bop_demorgen_21112008.pdf Nov 21 2008
Het draait altijd om macht
lisbeth_gruwez_-_danse_nouvelles_montr_al_-_dance_news_montreal.pdf Feb 24 2012
Une fusion sublime de danse et de musique live
birth_of_prey_b_te_de_sc_ne_st_phanie_vallet_danse.pdf Feb 21 2012
Birth of Prey: Bête de scène
dfdanse_-_fe_line_gruwez_-birth_of_prey_de_lisbeth_gruwez.pdf Feb 25 2012
Birth Of Prey de Lisbeth Gruwez
dance-_foot_soldier_is_in_a_position_of_power.pdf Feb 10 2012
‘Foot soldier’ is in a position of power
bop_geboorte_van_een_prooi.pdf Jul 14 2009
Geboorte van een prooi

Technical rider