Alexander Vantournhout/not standing (BE)

Through the Grapevine

4900 HUF
3700 HUF - student, teacher, retired
Trafo passes are accepted
#concentration #physicality #humour

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.

Through the Grapevine is the seventh performance by Alexander Vantournhout, following La Rose en Céramique (2018) and Raphaël (2017). It’s 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
Creation & Performance: Axel Guérin & Alexander Vantournhout
Choreographic assistant: Emmi Vaisänen
Composer: Andrea Belfi
Dramaturgy: Rudi Laermans
Lighting design: Caroline Mathieu 
Lighting proposal: Harry Cole
Technics: Rinus Samyn 
Concept scenography: Bjorn Verlinde
Costumes: Anne-Catherine Kunz
Outside eye: Anneleen Keppens & Maria Ferreira Silva 
Special thanks to: Bram Vandeghinste, Sébastien Hendrickx, Vera Tussing, Gerald Kurdian & Esse Vanderbruggen
Distribution: Frans Brood Productions
Company manager: Esther Maas
Production manager: Aïda Gabriëls
Photos: Bart Grietens

Production: not standing 
Coproducers: Kunstencentrum VIERNULVIER, 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, Ghent (BE), Arts Centre Vooruit, Ghent (BE), STUK, Leuven (BE), Subsistances, Lyon (FR), Wood Cube, Roeselare (BE), Workspacebrussels, Brussels (BE)
Box Office opening hours:
  • Main hall performance days: 5 pm - 10 pm
  • studio and club performance days: 5 pm - 8:30 pm
  • other days: 5pm - 8 pm
Trafó Gallery opening hours:
  • Performance days: 4-10pm.
  • Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 4pm-7pm.
  • Closed on Mondays.
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