|do 25.10.18||20:00 - 21:40||Theaterzaal||
|vr 26.10.18||20:00 - 21:40||Theaterzaal||
Impressive acrobatics and dance antics
“There was a red-haired man who had no eyes or ears. Neither did he have any hair, so he was called red-haired theoretically.”
For ‘Red Haired Men’, Vooruit theatre resident Alexander Vantournhout took inspiration from the work of the Russian absurdist writer Daniil Kharms. Under pressure from Stalinist censorship, Kharms wrote only children’s rhymes. But that didn’t stop him from being ambiguous and critical.
In ‘Red Haired Men’, four performers interweave Kharms’ micro-stories with dance, circus, acrobatics, puppet theatre, magic and ventriloquism. The result is a genre-transcending choreography of impressive antics with a generous splash of humour.
In the production ‘Aneckxander’, created together with Bauke Lievens, Vantournhout proved himself to be one of Flanders’ greatest circus talents. He is a past laureate of the prestigious CircusNext competition and won both the Young Theatre Prize and the Public Prize at Theater Aan Zee. In his shows Vantournhout combines prodigious technical ability with creativity and feeling. His performing arts residency at Vooruit continues until 2021.
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Thu 25 & Fri 26.10 - 20:00 Theaterzaal
circus / dance / Belgian premier / co-production / #resident
€16 / 14 / 12 / 8
language: no problem
concept & choreography: Alexander Vantournhout - creation & performance: Ruben Mardulier, Winston Reynolds, Axel Guerin, Alexander Vantournhout - dramaturgy: Kristof van Baarle - theater coach: Jan Steen - choreographic assistant: Anneleen Keppens - outside eye: Geert Belpaeme & Lili M. Rampre - advice magic & light: Tim Oelbrandt - construction: Willy Cauwelier - technics: Rinus Samyn & Bram Vandeghinste - coordination production: Hanne Ghekiere - contact & diffusion: www.fransbrood.com
production: NOT STANDING vzw - co-production: Platforme 2 Pôles Cirque en Normandie/ La Brêche, Cherbourg en Cirque-Théâtre Elbeuf, Vooruit Gent, PERPLX, Marke, Subsistances Lyon, Le Manège de Reims - residencies: Platforme 2 Pôles Cirque en Normandie/ La Brêche, Cherbourg en Cirque-Théâtre Elbeuf, Vooruit Gent, STUK Leuven, Bateau Feu Dunkerque, Theater op de Markt Neerpelt, Subsistances Lyon, P.A.R.T.S Brussels, Circuscentrum Gent, De Warande Turnhout, Circa Auch, Le Manège de Reims, De Grote Post Oostende, Kaap Brugge-Oostende, Actoral Marseille, Wood Cube Roeselare - with the support of: Flemish Government & City of Roeselare
with thanks to: STAD Roeselare, Gili (Lieven Gheysen), Dirk van Boxelaere - Alexander Vantournhout is artist in resident in Vooruit for 2017-2021 & PERPLX for 2017-2019 - for 2016-2018 Alexander is cultural ambassador of Roeselare
photo’s: (c) Bart Grietens