Through the Grapevine

The stage is large and white. Two artists shine in the glaring brightness, two bodies that despite being the same size could not be more different. They use their unequal proportions for all kinds of playful and amusing experiments in movement. At times, they merely compare their leg lengths, while on other occasions, they transform into strange forward moving creatures. Sometimes they test their strength, or synchronize their bodies, or engage in a range of other playful activities.

Eyes are drawn to the stage by the natural beauty of two bodies, by the dazzling and at the same time down-to-earth elegance of their movements, and by the sight of human bodies "on display", displayed in all their strength and at the same time their defenselessness.

One of the two artists, Alexander Vantournhout, has already been seen at cirqu': in 2017 he appeared on stage all alone in his birthday suit focusing on his study of movement; this time we can watch him in another environment, fully dressed and alone no more.

Concept & Choreography Alexander Vantournhout Creation & Performance Axel Guérin, Alexander Vantournhout Choreographic Assistance Emmi Väisänen Music Andrea Belfi Dramaturgy Rudi Laermans Lighting Design Caroline Mathieu Lighting Concept Harry Cole Technique Rinus Samyn Costume Anne-Catherine Kunz Scenography Bjorn Verlinde Outside Eye Anneleen Keppens, Maria Ferreira Silva Tour planning Frans Brood Productions Management Esther Maas Production management Aïda Gabriëls Photos Bart Grietens Production out standing vzw Thanks to Sébastien Hendrickx, Vera Tussing, Esse Vanderbruggen Co-production Arts Centre Viernulvier, Gent; Perplx, Marke; Centquatre, Paris; Cirque-théâtre Elbeuf; Les Subsistances, Lyon; Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg, Luxembourg; MA scène nationale – Pays de Montbéliard; Les Hivernales CDCN, Avignon; Malpertuis, Tielt; Theater Freiburg; Théâtre des Quatre Saisons, Gradignan; Théâtre de l’Arsenal, Val-de-Reuil Residences les ballets C de la B, Gent; Arts Centre Viernulvier, Gent; Stuk, Leuven; Les Subsistances, Lyon; Wood Cube, Roeselare; Workspacebrussels, Brussels Residences canceled because of COVID Arts Printing House, Vilnius; Oerol, Terschelling; Le Gymnase CDCN, Roubaix; Grand Theatre, Groningen Unterstützung Vlaamse Overheid Support Projektentwicklung Fondation BNP Paribas

Alexander Vantournhout ist artist-in-residence am Arts Centre Viernulvier, Gent, assoziierter Künstler am Centquatre, Paris, und Kulturbotschafter der Stadt Roeselare

60 Min.
Suitable for ages 12 and up
35.– / 25.– / 20.-


  1. SAT 24.06
    Alte Reithalle Aarau
  2. SUN 25.06
    Alte Reithalle Aarau
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