not standing

Alexander Vantournhout

not standing was founded by choreographer Alexander Vantournhout.

Alexander Vantournhout (Brussels, 1989) studied cyr wheel and juggling at ESAC (Ecole Supérieure des Arts du Cirque) and contemporary dance at P.A.R.T.S. (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios) in Brussels.

Alexander Vantournhout’s physical language bears the influences of a varied education and working circumstances. However, it is marked by two constants: his search for the creative and kinetic potential in physical limitation, and the relationship or boundary between performer and object.

2014 marked the premiere of his first piece, Caprices, a choreographic solo set to the music of Sciarrino. Aneckxander (2015), a second solo, co-created with Bauke Lievens, won the CircusNext Prize, as well as the Young Theatre Prize and the Audience Prize at Theater Aan Zee (Ostend, 2015) and the Aerowaves network. His first duet Raphael (2017) was also co-created with Bauke Lievens.

In 2018, Alexander Vantournhout created La Rose en Céramique, a movement solo that accompanied Scali Delpeyrat’s theatrical solo at the Avignon Festival. His first piece for four men, Red Haired Men, followed shortly afterwards. In Screws, created in 2019, Alexander Vantournhout guides the audience, accompanied by 4 dancer-acrobats, on a journey of reverberating micro-performances, ranging from short solos and duets to group choreographies.

With Through the Grapevine (2020), Alexander Vantournhout returns to the duet format. This is his first real duet and is to some extent inspired by the concept of ANECKXANDER (2015). The body is reintroduced in a very pure way and the performance dives into the creative and kinetic potential of physical limitations, a theme that is reflected throughout Alexander Vantournhout’s work. In Contre-jour (2021) Alexander Vantournhout  is taking on the role of choreographer for the first time and gives the floor to a group of five performers from various backgrounds: dance, musical theatre, circus, etc. The premiere took place in November 2021 at the CENTQUATRE in Paris. After a series of group choreographies, Alexander Vantournhout now returns to the stage alone with VanThorhout (2022).

ANECKXANDER (2016) as well as Screws (2020) and Through the Grapevine (2021) were selected for the TheaterFestival, the prize for the most outstanding Belgian performances.

Alexander Vantournhout has created two dance films, Screws & Stones and Snakearms. The latter was selected for the TheaterFestival and Cinedans Festival. 

Alexander Vantournhout is artist-in-residence at the Kunstencentrum VIERNULVIER in Ghent, associate artist of the CENTQUATRE Paris and the Cirque-théâtre Elbeuf. He is a cultural ambassador of the city of Roeselare. Alexander Vantournhout is supported by the BNP Paribas Foundation for the development of his projects.

https://notstanding.com/

“Alexander Vantournhout’s work is so ingenious that it is impossible to describe. It is difficult not to marvel at the phenomenal physical intelligence. In just a few years, Alexander Vantournhout has developed a unique choreographic language that draws on techniques from dance, martial arts, circus, yoga, anatomy and the animal world.”

– De Standaard


Calendar


Date Group Production Location Organizer
11-01-2022 - 11-01-2022 not standing Through the Grapevine Breda (NL) Chassé Theater

Tickets via deze link.

CANCELED

14-02-2022 - 15-02-2022 not standing Through the Grapevine Prague (CZ) Cirqueon
17-02-2022 - 17-02-2022 not standing Through the Grapevine Genk (BE) C-Mine
24-02-2022 - 24-02-2022 not standing Through the Grapevine Waregem (BE) Cultuurcentrum De Schakel
25-02-2022 - 25-02-2022 not standing Through the Grapevine Koksijde (BE) Casino
02-03-2022 - 02-03-2022 not standing Through the Grapevine Roubaix (FR) Le Gymnase
04-03-2022 - 04-03-2022 not standing Through the Grapevine Den Haag (NL) Korzo
06-03-2022 - 06-03-2022 not standing Through the Grapevine Halle (BE) CC ‘t Vondel
16-03-2022 - 16-03-2022 not standing Through the Grapevine Copenhagen (DK) C!CAF
18-03-2022 - 18-03-2022 not standing Through the Grapevine Oostende (BE) CC De Grote Post
19-03-2022 - 19-03-2022 not standing Through the Grapevine Evergem (BE) Cultuurcentrum Evergem
22-03-2022 - 22-03-2022 not standing Through the Grapevine Meyrin (CH) Théâtre Forum
25-03-2022 - 25-03-2022 not standing Through the Grapevine Montbéliard (FR) MA Scène Nationale
27-03-2022 - 27-03-2022 not standing Through the Grapevine Limoges (FR) Les Centres Culturels de Limoges

en collaboration avec Le Sirque Nexon

30-03-2022 - 30-03-2022 not standing Through the Grapevine Torhout (BE) CC De Brouckere
31-03-2022 - 31-03-2022 not standing Through the Grapevine Berchem (BE) Corso
12-04-2022 - 12-04-2022 not standing Through the Grapevine Saint-Ouen (FR) Espace 1789

en collaboration avec le CENTQUATRE – Séquence Danse

19-04-2022 - 20-04-2022 not standing Through the Grapevine Amsterdam (NL) De Brakke Grond
06-05-2022 - 08-05-2022 not standing Screws Budapest (HU) Trafo
11-05-2022 - 11-05-2022 not standing Through the Grapevine Haarlem (NL) Toneelschuur
14-05-2022 - 15-05-2022 not standing Screws Marne-la-Vallée (FR) La Ferme du Buisson
15-05-2022 - 15-05-2022 not standing Through the Grapevine Saint-Brieuc (FR) La Passerelle
20-05-2022 - 20-05-2022 not standing Through the Grapevine Paris (FR) Théâtre de la Cité Internationale
27-05-2022 - 29-05-2022 not standing Through the Grapevine Barcelona (ES) Mercat de les Flors
02-06-2022 - 04-06-2022 not standing Through the Grapevine Brussel (BE) Les Brigittines
07-06-2022 - 08-06-2022 not standing Through the Grapevine Saarbrücken (DE) Festival Perspectives
10-06-2022 - 11-06-2022 not standing Screws Montbéliard (FR) MA Scène Nationale

Green Days

11-06-2022 - 14-06-2022 not standing VanThorhout Terschelling (NL) Oerol

preview

25-06-2022 - 26-06-2022 not standing Through the Grapevine Spoleto (IT) Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi
11-07-2022 - 21-07-2022 not standing Screws Antwerpen (BE) Zomer van Antwerpen

Screws XL

07-08-2022 - 07-08-2022 not standing Through the Grapevine Munchen (DE) Joint Adventures

TANZWERKSTATT EUROPA

26-08-2022 - 28-08-2022 not standing VanThorhout Gent (BE) VIERNULVIER

preview – i.s.m. Bijloke Wonderland & LaGeste

27-08-2022 - 28-08-2022 not standing Screws Aalst (BE) Cirk!
17-09-2022 - 17-09-2022 not standing VanThorhout Turnhout (BE) De Warande

preview – Plein de Cirque

18-09-2022 - 18-09-2022 not standing Screws Turnhout (BE) De Warande

Screws XL tijdens Plein de Cirque

28-09-2022 - 28-09-2022 not standing Screws Maasmechelen (BE) CC Maasmechelen
10-10-2022 - 11-10-2022 not standing VanThorhout Paris (FR) Théâtre de la Cité Internationale

Première mondiale
Avec la Fondation d’entreprise Hermès dans le cadre de son programme New Settings

13-10-2022 - 15-10-2022 not standing VanThorhout Paris (FR) Théâtre de la Cité Internationale

Avec la Fondation d’entreprise Hermès dans le cadre de son programme New Settings

15-11-2022 - 16-11-2022 not standing VanThorhout Mechelen (BE) Kunstencentrum Nona

Belgische première
i.s.m. Cultuurcentrum Mechelen

19-11-2022 - 21-10-2022 not standing VanThorhout Paris (FR) Le Centquatre-Paris
24-11-2022 - 24-11-2022 not standing VanThorhout Elbeuf (FR) Cirque-Théâtre d’Elbeuf – Pôle national des arts du cirque de Haute-Normandie
25-11-2022 - 26-11-2022 not standing Through the Grapevine Elbeuf (FR) Cirque-Théâtre d’Elbeuf – Pôle national des arts du cirque de Haute-Normandie
01-12-2022 - 02-12-2022 not standing VanThorhout Chalons-en-Champagne (FR) Le Palc