© Bart Grietens

Alexander Vantournhout

Smells Like Circus
16.01 - 18.01

What influence will a bowling ball have on the movements of a performer?

Vooruit resident Alexander Vantournhout gives the audience a taste of five to ten micro-performances in this surprising expedition. Vantournhout questions the relationship between the object and the body. What influence will a bowling ball have on the movements of a performer? How do you maintain balance during a duet on ice skates?

The audience walks around from one performance to the other. ‘Screws’ takes place in and around monuments, museums, churches and abandoned buildings to give spectators different perspectives.

Alexander combined his studies at Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s P.A.R.T.S. dance school with studies at the Brussels circus school ESAC. This allowed him to strike a balance between artistic reflection and physical excellence, and to forge a link between circus and dance. ‘Screws’ will be a site-specific performance with six performers.

"Een bowlingbal en ijswandelschoenen lenen zich uitstekend tot acrobatisch circus, bewijst Alexander Vantournhout in ‘Screws’."
**** De Standaard- Filip Tielens 

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Thu 16.01 & Fri 17.01 - 20:00 & 22:00 On location
Sat 18.01 - 16:30 & 18:30 On location
€14 / 12 / 10 / 8
language no problem
in collaboration with Circuscentrum



choreography / circography Alexander Vantournhout - creation & performance Petra Steindl, Josse De Broeck, Felix Zech, Hendrik van Maele, Emmi Väisänen, Alexander Vantournhout / Axel Guérin - 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 - coproduction Arts Centre Vooruit (Ghent), MA (Montbeliard), PERPLX (Marke), Circa (Auch) - residencies Vooruit (Ghent), Platforme 2 Pôles Cirque en Normandie/La Brêche à Cherbourg-Cirque-Théâtre d’Elbeuf, Cultuurcentrum (Bruges) Wood Cube (Roeselare), Workspace (Brussels), MA (Montbéliard), Circa (Auch) - thanks to Lore Missine, Veerle Mans, Bauke Lievens, Maria Madeira, Lien Vanbossele, Monuments Nationaux de France and Simon Pons-Rotbardt - with the support of the Flemish government - production NOT STANDING vzw - tour management Frans Brood Productions - image © Stanislav Dobak - in collaboration with Circuscentrum