Alexander Vantournhout / not standing
Thu 11.11.'2120:00 - 21:05THEATERZAAL
Fri 12.11.'2120:00 - 21:05THEATERZAAL
Sat 13.11.'2120:00 - 21:05Theaterzaal (with audio description)
When they move around on a sandy plain, people and animals leave traces. Whether in footprints or paw prints, they 'describe' the ground and remind us of the original meaning of the word choreography: writing with movement. ‘Contre-jour’, the latest performance by Alexander Vantournhout's dance company not standing, is set on such a sandy plain. Belgian premiere!
Five female performers walk, hop and otherwise move around to create different kinds of imprints. Which they then erase. Sometimes to make room for new traces, a new choreography. But sometimes just to hide their tracks, since leaving traces can prove dangerous ... The five bodies cinematically pass through the desolate landscape. They help each other as a group through their collective movements, but also by leaving each other space for solos and duets. In dance and in (live) song.
After the in-situ performance 'SCREWS’ in 2019 and the duet 'Through the Grapevine' in 2020, Vantournhout now exclusively assumes the role of choreographer for the first time. He gives the stage to a cast of five performers with diverse backgrounds in dance, music and circus.
Thu 11 to Sat 13.11 - 20:00 Theaterzaal, De Vooruit
PODIUM / dance
€20 / 18 (-26)
concept & choreography: Alexander Vantournhout - choreography assistant: Emmi Väisänen - created with & executed by: Philomène Authelet, Tina Breiova, Noémi Devaux, Ariadna Girones Mata & Aymara Parola - research collaborator: Emmi Väisänen - dramaturgy: Rudi Laermans & Sébastien Hendrickx - rehearsal director: Maria Ferreira Silva, Axel Guérin, Anneleen Keppens & Esse Vanderbruggen - vocal coach & musical dramaturgy: Fabienne Seveillac - light design: Harry Cole - costume design: Sofie Durnez - sound design: Bob Hermans - videography: Stanislav Dobak - thanks to: Kim Amankwaa, Euridike De Beul, Tom de With & Astrid Sweeney - company management: Esther Maas - technical production: Bram Vandeghinste & Rinus Samyn - production & tour management: Aïda Gabriëls - distribution: Frans Brood Productions - production: not standing - coproduction: Arts Centre Voo?uit (Ghent), Cirque-Théâtre (Elbeuf), Le CENTQUATRE (Paris), Theater op de Markt (Neerpelt), Theater Freiburg, Charleroi Danse, Lithuanian Dance Information Center (Vilnius), Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg & Peeping Tom (Brussels) - with the support of: the Flemish government & Tax Shelter - Alexander Vantournhout is a resident at Arts Centre Voo?uit (Ghent), artiste associé at Le CENTQUATRE (Paris) and Cirque-Théâtre (Elbeuf). Alexander Vantournhout is supported by Fondation BNP Paribas and Stad Roeselare for the development of his projects.