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May, 3 and 4
Popup - Descomptes

Recommended age: + 14

After VanThorhout, which featured Alexander Vantournhout solo on stage, not standing returns with a brand new work for eight acrobat dancers entitled, Foreshadow.  Soundtracked by experimental rock music, performers explore the physical limits of a giant vertical obstacle. What if a high wall cuts the stage in two and the remaining space is too small for eight dancers? Will the wall be an obstacle, or does it create new opportunities?

If past productions SCREWS, Through the Grapevine, and Contre-jour were a dialogue with the floor and horizontality, Foreshadow is an exploration of verticality. In Foreshadow, Alexander Vantournhout brings the back wall of the theatre to the fore, challenging not only notions of gravity, movement and spatiality but of pure potential as well.

Concept & choreography Alexander Vantournhout / Created with and performed by Noémi Devaux, Axel Guérin, Patryk Kłos, 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 / Light design Bert Van Dijck / Sound Ruben Nachtergaele / Technical coordination Bram Vandeghinste / Technicians on tour Bert Van Dijck & Jonathan Maes / Diffusion Frans Brood Productions / Company management Esther Maas / Technical coordination Rinus Samyn & Bram Vandeghinste / Production & tourmanagement Barbara Falter & Aïda Gabriëls
Production not standing / Coproduction le 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) & Theater Freiburg (DE) / 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, Bjorn Verlinde & Katherina Lindekens
not standing is supported by the Flemish Government.
Alexander Vantournhout is artist-in-residence at Kunstencentrum VIERNULVIER in Ghent and associated artist of le CENTQUATRE Paris. He is cultural ambassador of the city of Roeselare and is also supported by Fondation BNP Paribas for the development of his projects.