Through the Grapevine
Due to renovations in STUK, the performance will take place in Manhattan instead of STUK.
Ticket holders will be personally informed.
Through the Grapevine is a distinctive pas de deux between two men. Performers Alexander Vantournhout and Axel Guérin present their bodies, stripped of any frills. They are trained but perhaps not what Instagram might deem ‘perfect’. Likewise, they are not looking to impress with virtuoso movements. Their athletic bodies gradually collide with their physical limitations, they discover the strengths and the weaknesses of their own specific physique. Together, with great effort, concentration and humour, the performers search for balance, equilibrium and harmony. Through uninterrupted mutual contact, the synergy between touching and being touched unfolds as the base melody of the performance.
concept & choreography Alexander Vantournhout performers Axel Guérin & Alexander Vantournhout created in collaboration with Emmi Väisänen & Axel Guérin composer Andrea Belfi dramaturgy Rudi Laermans lighting design Caroline Mathieu proposition lighting design Harry Cole technicians Rinus Samyn costumes Anne-Catherine Kunz concept scenography Bjorn Verlinde outside eye Anneleen Keppens, Maria Ferreira Silva thanks to Sébastien Hendrickx, Vera Tussing, Esse Vanderbruggen distribution Frans Brood Productions company manager Esther
Maas production manager Aïda Gabriëls production not standing coproduction Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Ghent (BE), PERPLX, Marke (BE), CENTQUATRE, Paris (FR), Cirque-théâtre Elbeuf (FR), Subsistances, Lyon (FR), Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg, Luxembourg (LU), MA scène nationale – Pays de Montbéliard (FR), Les Hivernales CDCN, Avignon (FR), Malpertuis, Tielt (BE), Theater Freiburg (DE), Théâtre des Quatre Saisons, Gradignan (FR), Théâtre de l’Arsenal, Val-de-Reuil (FR) residencies les ballets C de la B, Gent (BE), Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Ghent (BE), STUK, Leuven (BE), Subsistances, Lyon (FR), Wood Cube, Roeselare (BE), Workspacebrussels (BE) residencies cancelled due to COVID-19 Arts Printing House, Vilnius (LT), Oerol, Ter Schelling (NL), Le Gymnase CDCN, Roubaix (FR), Grand Théâtre, Groningen (NL) with the support of the Flemish Government Alexander Vantournhout is artist-in-residence at Kunstencentrum Vooruit in Ghent, artiste associé at le CENTQUATRE Paris and Cirque-théâtre Elbeuf and cultural ambassador of the city of Roeselare Alexander Vantournhout is supported by Fondation BNP Paribas for the development of his projects photo Bart Grietens