Usually, a bowling ball has only one function: to knock over as many pins as possible at the end of the lane. But what if you remove this object from its usual environment? Screws, the latest performance by Alexander Vantournhout, turns the relationship between the body and the object around. Objects are fastened to the body, either providing support or throwing it off balance, allowing gravity to be overcome or rather enhancing its effects. With the help of ice shoes, bowling balls, antigravity shoes and other objects, the dancers of Screws defy the laws of physics.
Together with five dancer-acrobats, Vantournhout guides you along a route of reverberating micro performances, from short solos and duets to pointed group choreographies. This site-specific performance invites you out of your seat and guides you on a parcours through a particular building. You can walk around, allowing yourself to be guided, choosing the angles from which you want to perceive each miniature composition.
“Screws, an ode to physical intelligence. Well versed in circus, Alexander Vantournhout injects the performing arts with an unprecedented suspense and physicality.” - Etcetera
Producer: not standing (Belgium)
Choreography: Alexander Vantournhout
Performers: Harisson Claxton, Yassine Ouaamou, Petra Steindl, Emmi Väisänen & Alexander Vantournhout / Nick Robaey
- Performance Duration: 50 minutes
- Suitable for all ages
- Activities are subject to change without prior notice. Tai Kwun reserves the right to make the final decision regarding the arrangements.