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Alexander Vantournhout / Not Standing

Through the Grapevine

Due to delays in STUK's renovation works, this performance is moved to a new location: Manhattan, Kolonel Begaultlaan 21, 3012 Leuven. The dates and times stay the same. All tickets stay valid, ticket holders are contacted directly. More practical info on our spring 2023 programme can be found on this page.

Through the Grapevine is a distinctive pas de deux between two men. Performers Alexander Vantournhout and Axel Guérin present their bodies, stripped of any frills. They are trained but perhaps not what Instagram might deem ‘perfect’. Likewise, they are not looking to impress with virtuoso movements. Their athletic bodies gradually collide with their physical limitations, they discover the strengths and the weaknesses of their own specific physique. Together, with great effort, concentration and humour, the performers search for balance, equilibrium and harmony. Through uninterrupted mutual contact, the synergy between touching and being touched unfolds as the base melody of the performance.

Alexander Vantournhout previously presented ANECKXANDER (2016), Raphael (2017), Red Haired Men (2018) and Screws (2021) in STUK. A common thread in his work is his search for the creative, kinetic potential of physical limits of the body in all its purity.


concept & choreography Alexander Vantournhout | performers Axel Guérin & Alexander Vantournhout | created in collaboration with Emmi Väisänen & Axel Guérin | composer Andrea Belfi | dramaturgy Rudi Laermans | lighting design Caroline Mathieu | proposition lighting design Harry Cole | technician Rinus Samyn | costumes Anne-Catherine Kunz | concept scenography Bjorn Verlinde | outside eye Anneleen Keppens, Maria Ferreira Silva | thanks to Sébastien Hendrickx, Vera Tussing, Esse Vanderbruggen | distribution Frans Brood Productions | company manager Esther Maas | production manager Aïda Gabriëls | production not standing | co-production Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Gent (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, Gent (BE), Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Gent (BE), STUK, Leuven (BE), Subsistances, Lyon (FR), Wood Cube, Roeselare (BE), Workspacebrussels (BE | residencies cancelled due to COVID-19 Arts Printing House, Vilnius (LT), Oerol, Ter Schelling (NL), Le Gymnase CDCN, Roubaix (FR), Grand Théâtre, Groningen (NL) | with the support of de Vlaamse Gemeenschap | Alexander Vantournhout is artiest-in-residentie in Kunstencentrum Vooruit in Gent | artiste associé van le CENTQUATRE Parijs en Cirque-théâtre Elbeuf | and cultural ambassador of the city of Roeselare | Alexander Vantournhout is supported by Fondation BNP Paribas for the development of his projects
Sat 13 May 2023 20:00
Sun 14 May 2023 17:00
Mon 15 May 2023 20:30


  • Kolonel Begaultlaan 21
  • 3012 Leuven


€ 16/12

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