Just as the Greeks in ancient times used weights for the high jump (to enable them to jump further), a bowling ball will be used to influence the performed movement’s trace. How can the object be used as a weapon rather than a tool or instrument? The rule is that the movement research emerges from the object. It is the object that dictates the movement by its affordance and not vice versa. The object thus becomes the composer of the movement and therefore becomes subject of the performance.
Alexander Vantournhout is a Brussels-based artist. He studied contemporary dance at P.A.R.T.S. and contemporary circus at Ecole Supérieure des Arts du Cirque – ÉSAC. His movement language is influenced by different educational processes and by working in several fields within the arts. Alexander has created a couple of solos including Caprices (2014), ANECKXANDER (2015) and forced duet Raphaël (2017) cocreated with Bauke Lievens. From 2017 to 2021, Alexander is Vooruit-resident, and also from 2017 to 2019 associated artist at PERPLX.
Concept, artistic direction & choreography: Alexander Vantournhout
Performer: Alexander Vantournhout
Constructor: Willy Cauwelier
Chorographic feedback: Anneleen Keppens, Martin Kilvady
Theoretical reflection/dramaturg: Séba Hendrickx
Music: ‘Said and done’ by Nils Frahm
- Circus Next 2014
- Aerowaves 2015
- Het Theaterfestival 2016
- Theater Aan Zee, Oostende 2015