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Saturday, September 4

Screws

Alexander Vantournhout / Not Standing
  • 12+
  • theater
  • dance
  • LNP
Fort Ruigenhoek, Buitenlocatie
Start 13:00, End 14:00

A bowling ball has a single purpose in life: to topple over as many pins as it can at the end of the shiny wooden bowling lane. What is left when you take away this environment? Screws, the latest show by Alexander Vantournhout, takes the relation between body and object and topples it over in different ways. Objects are tied to the body to offer support and grip, and help the performers keep their balance – or not. They allow the body to overcome gravity or feel its tug more forcefully.

Aided by things like ice climbing crampons, bowling balls and anti-gravity shoes, the dancers in Screws defy the laws of physics. Visitors feel like they’ve been taken straight into the research lab. On a walkabout tour they witness a number of mini-performances, from brief solos and duets to group choreographies.

Review
“We’d recommend everyone to check out for themselves how Vantournhout seems to invent a completely new form of balance by hooking one finger into a bowling ball and moving his centre of gravity. With grace, speed and astonishing control. Screws is already a summer hit.” – Het Nieuwsblad

About the maker
Alexander Vantournhout (Roeselare, 1989) studied at ESAC, Brussels. From 2010-2012 he studied contemporary dance at P.A.R.T.S, Brussels. Two constants in Vantournhout’s artistic journey are the search for the creative and kinetic potential of the body and the investigation of the many aspects of the relationship between artist and object.

In 2013 he worked as an actor with Rolf Alme, the founder of the Norwegian Theatre Academy, in Friedrickstadt. Since then, Alexander has predominantly created solos, notably Caprices (2014) and Aneckxander (2015). With Through the Grapevine (2020), Alexander Vantournhout returns to the theater and creates his first real duet. Aneckxander as well as Screws and Through the Grapevine were selected for the Theater Festival as one of the most remarkable performances of the season.

credits

Choreography and circography: Alexander Vantournhout
Creation: Petra Steindl, Josse De Broeck, Felix Zech, Hendrik van Maele, Emmi Väisänen, Alexander Vantournhout
Performance: 5 performers – Petra Steindl, Jessica Eirado, Felix Zech, Alexandros Anastasiadis, Emmi Väisänen, Alexander Vantournhout, Axel Guérin, Nick Robaey, Harrison Claxton en Charlotte Cétaire
Dramaturgy: Sébastien Hendrickx
Intellectual in residence: Rudi Laermans
Choreographic assistance: Anneleen Keppens, Martin Kilvady
Costume design: Anne-Catherine Kunz
Technique: Rinus Samyn
Light design: Tim Oelbrandt
Engineering design: Bert Van Dijck, Rinus Samyn, Tom Reynaerts, Tom Daniels Daniel
Constructor: Willy Cauwelier
Photos: Bart Grietens
Company manager: Esther Maas
Thanks to Lore Missine, Veerle Mans, Bauke Lievens, Maria Madeira, Lien Vanbossele, Monuments Nationaux de France et Simon Pons-Rotbardt.
With the support of the Flemish government.

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Saturday, September 4

Screws

Alexander Vantournhout / Not Standing
  • 12+
  • theater
  • dance
  • LNP
Fort Ruigenhoek, Buitenlocatie
Start 13:00, End 14:00

prices

  • Gratis€ 0,00
Discount? Passe-Partout

credits

Choreography and circography: Alexander Vantournhout
Creation: Petra Steindl, Josse De Broeck, Felix Zech, Hendrik van Maele, Emmi Väisänen, Alexander Vantournhout
Performance: 5 performers – Petra Steindl, Jessica Eirado, Felix Zech, Alexandros Anastasiadis, Emmi Väisänen, Alexander Vantournhout, Axel Guérin, Nick Robaey, Harrison Claxton en Charlotte Cétaire
Dramaturgy: Sébastien Hendrickx
Intellectual in residence: Rudi Laermans
Choreographic assistance: Anneleen Keppens, Martin Kilvady
Costume design: Anne-Catherine Kunz
Technique: Rinus Samyn
Light design: Tim Oelbrandt
Engineering design: Bert Van Dijck, Rinus Samyn, Tom Reynaerts, Tom Daniels Daniel
Constructor: Willy Cauwelier
Photos: Bart Grietens
Company manager: Esther Maas
Thanks to Lore Missine, Veerle Mans, Bauke Lievens, Maria Madeira, Lien Vanbossele, Monuments Nationaux de France et Simon Pons-Rotbardt.
With the support of the Flemish government.

prices

  • Gratis€ 0,00
Discount? Passe-Partout
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