Alexander Vantournhout / not standing met 'Contre-jour' tijdens Theater op de Markt 2021 in Dommelhof
© Dommelhof | Jan Castermans

Movements come and go, they disappear the moment they appear, leaving no material traces. There are only the traces in the memory of the spectators. Contre-jour confronts this trace-less-ness through the deliberate production of prints, or index marks that indicate that movement preceded them. All this without the 'traces' always being a literal reflection of the movement as, for example, footprints are. Furthermore, Inscription also wants to investigate how 'engraved moments' can also be undone or 'erased'.

Not only the antithetical relationship between dance and writing is central here. There is also a broader (political) context. For example, by definition movements are controlled, especially at the borders, and an attempt is made to make them visible and record them. This provokes counter-movements where one tries to move invisibly, without leaving traces - as if one wants to dance or move only in the here and now.


Alexander Vantournhout / not standing in residentie in Dommelhof, april 2021
Alexander Vantournhout (Brussels, 1989) studied contemporary dance at P.A.R.T.S. (Performing Arts and Research Training Studios), the school founded by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, and single...
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in residence

From 12 untill 23 April 2021