Foreshadow

With an introduction 30 minutes before and an artist talk in English after the performance, both in the Winterer Foyer. In FORESHADOW, Alexander Vantournhout continues his artistic exploration of gravity and its effects on the movements of the body. 8 dancers are confronted with a 6-metre high wall that extends across the entire width of the stage. Almost insurmountable, it presents the dancers with a seemingly futile Sisyphean task. Accompanied by experimental rock music, they explore the physical limits of this huge vertical obstacle. The Belgian choreographer literally brings the back wall of the theater to the fore and questions not only notions of movement and space, but also of pure potential. For the extraordinary movement material, he was inspired by the animal world and studied intensively how geckos and lizards climb vertical walls or walk upside down on ceilings. With maximum concentration, breathtaking physical strength and precision, the dancers try their luck - are they doomed to fail? CREDITS Concept & Choreography: Alexander Vantournhout Co-creation & dance: Noémi Devaux, Axel Guérin, Patryk Klos, Nick Robaey, Josse Roger, Emmi Väisänen/Margaux Lissandre, Esse Vanderbruggen; Alexander Vantournhout/Chia-Hung Chung Dramaturgy: Rudi Laermans, Sébastien Hendrickx Rehearsal director: Sandy Williams Costumes: Patty Eggerickx Lighting design: Bert Van Dijck Music: This Heat Sound: Ruben Nachtergaele Tour planning: Frans Brood Productions Company management: Esther Maas Technical coordination: Bram Vandeghinste Technicians on tour: Helmi Demeulemeester, Jonathan Maes, Bram Vandeghinste & Bert Van Dijck Production & tour management: Barbara Falter & Kiki Verschueren Communication: Aïda Gabriëls A production of not standing In co-production with CENTQUATRE, Paris (FR), Kunstencentrum VIERNULVIER, Ghent (BE), Julidans, Amsterdam (NL), Biennale de la Danse, Lyon (FR), Le Maillon, Strasbourg (FR), Les Halles de Schaerbeek (BE), MA scène nationale - Pays de Montbéliard (FR), La Passerelle, scène nationale de Saint-Brieuc (FR), Theater Freiburg (DE) & Le Carreau Scène nationale de Forbach et de l'Est mosellan (FR). With special thanks to De Grote Post, Ostend (BE), Plateforme 2 Pôles Cirque en Normandie / La Brèche à Cherbourg & le Cirque-Théâtre d'Elbeuf (FR), Maison de la Danse, Lyon (FR), Urte Groblyte, Katherina Lindekens, Bjorn Verlinde & Julien Monty Created with the support of Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government, via Flanders Tax Shelter not standing is supported by the Flemish government. Alexander Vantournhout is artist-in-residence at Arts Center VIERNULVIER in Ghent and associated artist of le CENTQUATRE Paris and Cirque-théâtre Elbeuf. He is a cultural ambassador for the city of Roeselare and is also supported by the Fondation BNP Paribas in the development of his projects.

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