Alexander Vantournhout (BE)


not standing was founded by choreographer Alexander Vantournhout. Alexander’s movement language is influenced by different pedagogical processes and by breaking through the boundaries of the varying art forms. Two constants within his artistic ventures are the search for creative and kinetic potential in physicality and an investigation into the many possibilities of the relationship between performer and object.

Alexander made his debut with Caprices (2014), a choreographic solo to the music of Sciarrino. In 2015 he created ANECKXANDER together with Bauke Lievens. Raphaël (2017) is a forced duet created with Bauke Lievens. Red Haired Men (2018) is the first ensemble production for four men. In 2019, Alexander created Screws, his first piece in situ, where he accompanies the audience along a route of micro-performances together with four dancer acrobats. With Through the Grapevine (2020), Alexander Vantournhout returns to the duet format. This is his first real duet and is to some extent inspired by the concept of Aneckxander (2015). The body is reintroduced in a very pure way and the performance dives into the creative and kinetic potential of physical limitations, a theme that is reflected throughout Alexander Vantournhout's work. In Contre-jour (2021) Alexander Vantournhout takes on the role of choreographer for the first time and gives the floor to a group of five performers from various backgrounds: dance, musical, theatre, circus, etc. In 2022 Alexander Vantournhout returns solo on stage with VanThorhout. Foreshadow, a creation with 8 performers, will premiere in the summer of 2023 at Julidans in Amsterdam.

ANECKXANDER as well as Screws, Through the Grapevine and the dance film Snakearms were selected for the TheaterFestival, the prize for the most outstanding Belgian performances. 

Alexander is artist-in-residence at the Vooruit Art Centre in Ghent, associate artist of the CENTQUATRE Paris and the Cirque-théâtre Elbeuf. He is a cultural ambassador of the city of Roeselare. Alexander is supported by the BNP Paribas Foundation for the development of his projects.

As a guest lecturer and workshop teacher Alexander was invited at Deltebre Danza (ES), P.A.R.T.S Brussels (BE), ESAC Brussels (BE), Danscentrum Jette (BE), Plesni Center-Maribor (SI), Passerelle Kortrijk-Genk (BE), Vertigo Jerusalem (IL), Travno Center Zagreb (HR), Vertigo Torino (IT), Latvian Dance Summer Intensive Vilnius (LT), B12 Berlin (DE), DOCH Stockholm (SE), Hong Kong Circus (HK), Edinburgh Acro Convention (UK), CODARTS, Rotterdam (NL), Frattelini Paris (FR), RITCS Brussels (BE), Concorde University Montreal (CA) among others.


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