Alexander Vantournhout / not standingGerman Premiere
World Premiere: 28.05.2019, Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis
Alexander Vantournhout is trained in both contemporary dance and circus. In five microperformances, he sets out to explore the creative kinetic potential of physical limitations as well as the relationships and boundaries between performers and objects.
- 60 min , no interval
7 to 10 October 2021
Access subject to availability, not barrier-free
Thursday, 7 October 2021, 19:00 / 21:00
Friday 8 October 2021, 19:00 / 21:00
Saturday, 9 October 2021, 16:00 / 18:30
Sunday, 10 October 2021, 16:00 / 18:30
Included in the event ticket
Ordinarily, a bowling ball only has a single function: to knock down as many pins as possible at the other end of the alley. But what if we were to remove this object from its habitual environment and turn it into a subject?
In “Screws” Alexander Vantournhout guides the audience through an itinerary of microperformances: Short solos, duets and fine-edged group choreographies reverse the relationship between body and object. The objects attached to the body, such as snow-shoes, bowling balls or anti-gravity shoes, either stabilise the body or throw it out of balance, which can either overcome or enhance the gravitational pull. This challenges the dancers to resist the laws of physics.
This site-specific performance leads spectators along a parcours through the ICC. They are welcome to join and choose the angles from which they would like to experience the individual miniature compositions.
A project organised by the programme series Immersion.
Choreography / Circography Alexander Vantournhout
Creation Petra Steindl, Josse De Broeck, Felix Zech, Hendrik van Maele, Emmi Väisänen and Alexander Vantournhout
Performance Charlotte Cétaire, Harrison Claxton, Jessica Eirado Enes, Axel Guérin and Alexander Vantournhout
Dramaturgy Sébastien Hendrickx
Consultation Rudi Laermans
Choreographic Assistance Anneleen Keppens, Martin Kilvady
Costume Anne-Catherine Kunz
Technical Management Rinus Samyn
Lighting Design Tim Oelbrandt
Technical Design Bert Van Dijck, Rinus Samyn, Tom Reynaerts, Tom Daniels
Construction Willy Cauwelier
Photography Bart Grietens
Company Management Esther Maas
Tour Management Aïda Gabriëls
Diffusion Frans Brood Productions