Alexander Vantournhout / not standing



For children and families

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Five dance acrobats turn the relation between bodies and objects upside down and challenge the laws of physics: This is «Screws» created by the Belgian artist Alexander Vantournhout. Objects enter into alliances with human beings and allow for new encounters and movements. The performers use weights, crampons, bowling balls and gravity boots for their kinetic journey of discovery on the Saffainsel. The spectators can follow their solos, duets and group choreographies round the island and choose their own perspective during this site-specific show.

Alexander Vantournhout trained at Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's school for contemporary dance, P.A.R.T.S., in Brussels as well as at the circus school ESAC in Anderlecht. With his company, not standing, he has successfully challenged the boundaries between dance and circus and the laws of kinetics for several years. For «Screws» he has cast an acrobatic dancer and four dancing acrobats who combine both disciplines to create a new and exciting theatre and body language. (mvh)

Artistic direction and cast

RegieAlexander Vantournhout
MitPetra Steindl, Felix Zech, Harrison Claxton, Jessica Eirado & Nick Robaey
Kreiert mitPetra Steindl, Josse De Broeck, Felix Zech, Hendrik van Maele, Emmi Väisänen & Alexander Vantournhout
Technische LeitungRinus Samyn
Choreografische UnterstützungAnneleen Keppens, Martin Kilvady
KostümeAnne-Catherine Kunz
FotoZTS/Kira Barlach


Produktionnot standing
KoproduktionArts Centre Vooruit (Gent), MA (Montbéliard), PERPLX (Marken), Circa (Auch)
ResidenzenVooruit (Gent), Platforme 2 Pôles Cirque en Normandie/La Brêche à Cherbourg-Cirque-Théâtre d’Elbeuf, Cultuurcentrum (Brügge), Wood Cube (Roeselare), Workspace (Brüssel), MA (Montbéliard), Circa (Auch)
UnterstützungFlämische Regierung
TourFrans Brood Productions


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Dance parcours, site-specific acrobatics


55 mins.


12 years plus

An inclusive event

accessible with wheelchair

Safety Concept

For this event, a COVID certificate is necessary. Please present your ID or passport along with your COVID certificate at the entrance. There is no obligation to wear masks. See here for more information about your visit to the Theater Spektakel

Open-Air Performance

In case of adverse weather, the performance will be cancelled. Information on potential cancellation on and Facebook no later than 2 hours before the start of performance


The performances at the Zürcher Theater Spektakel are supported by the Clariant Foundation


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