Alexander Vantournhout/not standing

Through the Grapevine

Teatro Romano

Saturday 25 June H 21:30

Sunday 26 June H 21:30

Central single seat €35


concept & choreography

Alexander Vantournhout

created and performed by

Axel Guérin e Alexander Vantournhout

choreographic assistant

Emmi Väisänen


Andrea Belfi


Rudi Laermans

lighting design

Caroline Mathieu

lighting proposal

Harry Cole


Rinus Samyn


Anne-Catherine Kunz

concept scenography

Bjorn Verlinde

outside eye

Anneleen Keppens, Maria Ferreira Silva

thanks to

Sébastien Hendrickx, Vera Tussing, Esse Vanderbruggen


Frans Brood Productions

company manager

Esther Maas

production manager

Aïda Gabriëls

Alexander Vantournhout, born in 1989, is one of the most interesting choreographers of the new generation. Two constants recur in his artistic creations: the search for creative and kinetic potential in physicality and the investigation of many aspects of the relationship between performer and object. In just a few years he has developed a unique choreographic language that draws on techniques from dance, martial arts, circus and yoga.


Through the Grapevine, his seventh work after La Rose en Céramique (2018) and Raphael (2017), is also the Belgian choreographer’s first duet, performed by the author together with Axel Guérin, already a partner for Red Haired Men (2018). An eccentric pas de deux, in which the body is exhibited in its purest form, while the performance delves into the creative and kinetic potential of its physical limits.



With great concentration, the two seek balance and harmony without renouncing to humour. They challenge each other through constant physical contact, while the dialectic between touching and being touched unfolds as a central element of the performance.

co-producers Arts Centre 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 Ghent (BE), Arts Centre Vooruit Ghent (BE), STUK Leuven (BE), Subsistances Lyon (FR), Wood Cube Roeselare (BE), Workspacebrussels Brussels (BE)
cancelled residencies due to COVID-19 Arts Printing House Vilnius (LT) Oerol Ter Schelling (NL), Le Gymnase CDCN Roubaix (FR), Grand Théâtre Groningen (NL)
production not standing
with the support of the Flemish authorities
Alexander Vantournhout is artist-in-residence in Arts Centre Vooruit in Ghent, associated artist of 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

duration 60 minutes

Theater Programme