Alexander Vantournhout / Not Standing
Photo: Bart Grietel

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Lumit stage
36,00 €
Lumit stage
36,00 €



Through the Grapevine is a quirky pas de deux between two men. Performers Alexander Vantournhout and Axel Guérin show their bodies, stripped of all frills.

 They are trained but certainly not perfect. They do not try to convince with virtuous movements. Gradually, their athletic bodies collide with physical limitations and their movements guide them in the discovery of the strengths and weaknesses of their own specific physique. The choreography creates an interplay between these differences in proportions and physical strength. With great effort and concentration, the performers search for balance, equilibrium, and harmony without shying away from humour.  They challenge one another and drive each other forward, alternately leading the dance. Through constant mutual physical contact, the synergy between touching and being touched unfolds as the base melody of the performance.

The seventh performance by Alexander Vantournhout, following La Rose en Céramique (2018) and Raphael (2017), is his first true duet and builds upon the thematic aspects of ANECKXANDER (2015) to a certain extent. The body is reintroduced in a highly pure form and the performance delves into the creative, kinetic potential of physical limitations, a theme that is reflected throughout his oeuvre. Following the on-scene performance of SCREWS (2019), Alexander dives back into the theatre, with partner in crime Axel Guérin, whom we previously saw as one of the performers in Red Haired Men (2018).

concept & choreography Alexander Vantournhout performers Axel Guérin & Alexander Vantournhout created in collaboration with Emmi Väisänen & Axel Guérin composer Andrea Belfi dramaturgy Rudi Laermans lighting design Caroline Mathieu proposition lighting design Harry Cole technicians Rinus Samyn costumes Anne-Catherine Kunz concept scenography Bjorn Verlinde outside eye Anneleen Keppens, Maria Ferreira Silva thanks to Sébastien Hendrickx, Vera Tussing, Esse Vanderbruggen distribution Frans Brood Productions company manager Esther Maas production manager Aïda Gabriëls production not standing

coproduction Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Ghent (BE), PERPLX, Marke (BE), CENTQUATRE, Paris (FR), Cirque-théâtre Elbeuf (FR), Subsistances, Lyon (FR), Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg, Luxembourg (LU), MA scène nationale – Pays de Montbéliard (FR), Les Hivernales CDCN, Avignon (FR), Malpertuis, Tielt (BE), Theater Freiburg (DE), Théâtre des Quatre Saisons, Gradignan (FR), Théâtre de l’Arsenal, Val-de-Reuil (FR) residencies les ballets C de la B, Gent (BE), Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Ghent (BE), STUK, Leuven (BE), Subsistances, Lyon (FR), Wood Cube, Roeselare (BE), Workspacebrussels (BE) residencies cancelled due to COVID-19 Arts Printing House, Vilnius (LT), Oerol, Ter Schelling (NL), Le Gymnase CDCN, Roubaix (FR), Grand Théâtre, Groningen (NL) with the support of the Flemish Government Alexander Vantournhout is artist-in-residence at Kunstencentrum Vooruit in Ghent, artiste associé at le CENTQUATRE Paris and Cirque-théâtre Elbeuf and cultural ambassador of the city of Roeselare Alexander Vantournhout is supported by Fondation BNP Paribas for the development of his projects

Duration 60 min. no interval

Tickets 32-36€ incl. service fee (order fee from 1,50€ will be added)


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