Alexander Vantournhout / not standing


Eight acrobat-dancers move like gears of a collective body

After 'VanThorhout', in which Alexander Vantournhout appeared solo on stage, not standing returns with a group show featuring eight acrobat-dancers. The performers move like gears of a collective body to the tunes of experimental rock music. Together they explore quasi-impossible balances, challenge each other and defy gravity.

With the tightly orchestrated chaotic movement landscapes of 'Foreshadow', Alexander Vantournhout takes a new step in his exploration of the relationships between gravity, movement, balance, and spatiality. In addition to the floor, which played a prominent role in 'SCREWS' and 'Through the Grapevine', the wall now also becomes a dance partner.

“You can’t believe how bodies intertwine in the most impossible positions.”


concept & choreography: Alexander Vantournhout - created with and performed by: Noémi Devaux, Axel Guérin, Patryk Kłlos, Nick Robaey, Josse Roger, Emmi Väisänen, Esse Vanderbruggen & Alexander Vantournhout - dramaturgy: Rudi Laermans & Sébastien Hendrickx - outside eye: Julien Monty - rehearsal director: Sandy Williams - costumes: Patty Eggerickx - assistence costumes: Isabelle Airaud - light design: Bert Van Dijck - sound: Ruben Nachtergaele - diffusion: Frans Brood Productions - company management: Esther Maas - technical coordination: Rinus Samyn & Bram Vandeghinste - production & tourmanagement: Barbara Falter & Aïda Gabriëls - production: not standing - co-production: le CENTQUATRE, Paris (FR), Kunstencentrum VIERNULVIER, Ghent (BE), Julidans, Amsterdam (NL), Biennale de la Danse, Lyon (FR), Le Maillon, Strasbourg (FR), Les Halles de Schaerbeek (BE), MA scène nationale – Pays de Montbéliard (FR),  La Passerelle, scène nationale de Saint-Brieuc (FR), Theater Freiburg (DE) & Le Carreau Scène nationale de Forbach et de l'Est mosellan (FR). - special thanks to: De Grote Post, Ostend (BE), Plateforme 2 Pôles Cirque en Normandie / La Brèche à Cherbourg & le Cirque-Théâtre d’Elbeuf (FR), Maison de la Danse, Lyon (FR), Urte Groblyte, Bjorn Verlinde & Katherina Lindekens - created with the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government, via Flanders Tax Shelter - not standing is supported by the Flemish Government.

Alexander Vantournhout is artist-in-residence at Kunstencentrum VIERNULVIER in Ghent and associated artist of le CENTQUATRE Paris. He is cultural ambassador of the city of Roeselare and is also supported by Fondation BNP Paribas for the development of his projects.