Alexander Vantournhout

Workshop acrodans ihkv Red Haired men

Workshop acro dance on the occasion of Red Haired Men by Alexander Vantournhout, performed in STUK on 28 and 29 November. The workshop is led by Winston Reynolds and/or Axel Guérin, dancers from the performance.

Catabatics / (Dance-acrobatics)

The class starts with a focus on the mobility of the 6 extremities: neck, tailbone, feet and hands. These are often the first points of contact with the floor so we need to have strong understanding of them, and the are many things to consider before doing, for example, further stretching of the hamstrings, arches and folds.

We will start with improvisations and puzzles on all fours.

We will then work on different falling strategies (Ukemi) and basic “catabatics” which have nothing to do with karate, but literally means “low(er)-(acro)batics”. These include acrobatics such as cartwheels, stepovers, rainbows, mini rodeo’s, around the clock wheels etc. These (rather new) elements are all about coordination, rather than virtuosity, strength or flexibility.

I will teach all the elements from the basics, how to do a cartwheel, arabian, macaco, etc. Then we will move on to details and finally progress to more advanced forms of catabatics and acrobatics.


  • Please be dressed with jogging pants and t-shirt (take also a long sleeves)
  • Drinking bottle
  • No acrobatic or dance background required
  • 12+
Wed 28 Nov 2018 16:00
Wed 28 Nov 2018 16:00


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