Alexander Vantournhout / Not Standing


An ode to physical intelligence.”
Charlotte De Somviele - Etcetera

A bowling ball has one function - to knock over as many pins as possible at the end of a shiny, wooden lane. What if you think away the usual surroundings? Screws turns the relationship between body and object upside down. Unusual objects attached to the body provide support and grip, helping or hindering the performers’ balance. The objects either ensure that gravity can be overcome or is felt even more. With the help of crampons, bowling balls and anti-gravity shoes, the dancers defy the laws of physics.

Together with four dance acrobats, Vantournhout guides you along a series of mutually resonating micro-performances - from solos and duets to daring group choreographies. Let yourself be carried away by these wonderful miniature compositions on the outdoor locations of the STUK site.


Screws are five short outdoor performances.
Duration : 70'
Seated audience, face mask required at all times.
Entry only via Schapenstraat - the bike parking is not available.
We will walk to the different locations via a safe circulation plan.
The parcours contains stairs.


Choreography & circography Alexander Vantournhout | Created by Petra Steindl, Josse De Broeck, Felix Zech, Hendrik van Maele, Emmi Väisänen, Alexander Vantournhout | Performed by Alexander Vantournhout, Emmi Väisänen, Petra Steindl, Jessica Eirado Enes, Felix Zech, Axel Guérin, Hendrik van Maele, Alexandros Anastasiadis (cast van 5 performers volgens beschikbaarheid) | Dramaturgy Sébastien Hendrickx | Intellectual in residence Rudi Laermans | Choreographic help Anneleen Keppens & Martin Kilvady | Costumes Anne-Catherine Kunz | Technique Rinus Samyn | Light design Tim Oelbrandt | Technique design Bert Van Dijck, Rinus Samyn, Tom Reynaerts, Tom Daniels | Constructor Willy Cauwelier | Photos Bart Grietens | Company manager Esther Maas | Distribution Frans Brood Productions | Production not standing | Co-productions Kunstencentrum Vooruit (BE), MA Montbéliard (FR), PERPLX (BE), Circa (FR) | Residencies Vooruit (BE), Platforme 2 Pôles Cirque & Normandie/La Brêche à Cherbourg-Cirque-Théâtre Elbeuf (FR), Cultuurcentrum Brugge (BE), Wood Cube (BE), workspacebrussels (BE), MA Montbéliard (FR), Circa, Auch (FR) | Thanks to Lore Missine, Veerle Mans, Bauke Lievens, Maria Madeira, Lien Vanbossele, Monuments Nationaux de France & Simon Pons-Rotbardt | With the support of Vlaamse Overheid | Alexander Vantournhout is artist-in-residence in arts center Vooruit in Ghent and associated artist of le CENTQUATRE Paris and Cirque-Théâtre Elbeuf. He’s cultural ambassador of the city of Roeselare and supported by Fondation BNP Paribas for the development of his projects.
Sat 22 May 2021 19:00
Sat 22 May 2021 21:00
Sun 23 May 2021 19:00
Sun 23 May 2021 21:00
Mon 24 May 2021 15:00
Mon 24 May 2021 17:00


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€ 14 (standard)
€ 10 (reduction)

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