Together with five dancer-acrobats, Vantournhout guides you along a route of reverberating micro performances,

from short solos and duets to pointed group choreographies.


Usually, a bowling ball has only one function: to knock over as many pins as possible at the end of the lane. But what if you remove this object from its usual environment? Screws, the latest performance by Alexander Vantournhout, turns the relationship between the body and the object around. Objects are fastened to the body, either providing support or throwing it off balance, allowing gravity to be overcome or rather enhancing its effects. With the help of ice shoes, bowling balls, antigravity shoes and other objects, the dancers of Screws defy the laws of physics.

By: Alexander Vantournhout

With: PetraSteindl, JosseDeBroeck, FelixZech, HendrikvanMaele, EmmiVäisänen, AlexanderVantournhout/AxelGuérin

Dramaturgy: Sébastien Hendrickx

Intellectual in residence:Rudi Laermans

Choreographic help:Anneleen Keppens, Martin Kilvady

Costumes:Anne-catherine Kunz

Technique:Rinus Samyn

Light design: Tim Oelbrandt

Technique design: Bert Van Dijck, Rinus Samyn, Tom Reynaerts, Tom Daniels

Constructor:Willy Cauwelier

Photos:Bart Grietens

Company manager: Esther Maas


Coproductions:Vooruit, Gent (BE), MA, Montbeliard (FR), PERPLX, Marke (BE), Circa, Auch (FR)

Residencies:Vooruit, Gent (BE), Platforme 2 Pôles Cirque en Normandie/La Brêche à Cherbourg-Cirque-Théâtred’Elbeuf (FR), Cultuurcentrum, Brugge (BE) Wood Cube, Roeselare (BE), Workspace, Brussels (BE), MA, Montbéliard (FR), Circa, Auch (FR)

Thanks to:Lore Missine, Veerle Mans, Bauke Lievens, Maria Madeira, Lien Vanbossele, Monuments Nationaux de France et Simon Pons-Rotbardt

With the support of: Flemish Government 

Production:NOT STANDING vzw