ANECKXANDER

A tragic autobiography of the body

ANECKXANDER is a solo in a minimal setting for one acrobatic body, a handful of carefully selected objects and three variations on a piece of piano music by Arvo Pärt. Balancing on the fine line between tragedy and comedy, Alexander/Aneckxander rewrites the autobiography of his own body: from subject to object to matter. The result is a raw self-portrait in which the body both exposes itself to and tries to escape from the prying eyes of those looking at it.

By: Alexander Vantournhout & Bauke Lievens
With: Alexander Vantournhout
Dramaturgy: Bauke Lievens
Dramaturgic advice: Dries Douibi, Gerald Kurdian Outside eyes: Geert Belpaeme, Anneleen Keppens, Lore Missine, Lili M. Rampre
Light design: Tim Oelbrandt, Rinus Samyn
Music: Arvo Pärt
Costumes: Nefeli Myrtidi, Anne Vereecke
Photos: Bart Grietens

Collaboration with Bauke Lievens in the context of the research project Between being and imagining: towards a methodology for artistic research in contemporary circus, financed by the research fund of KASK School of Arts, Gent (BE).

Press

25 January 2016 London Mime Festival (ENG)

15 January 2016 Aneckxander, een viersterrenproductie die we liever één ster zouden geven

17 June 2015_De mens achter het kunstje

25 June 2015_De mens achter het spektakel

17 July 2015_De schoonheid van het onvolmaakte

10 August 2015_Theater Aan Zee groeit gezellig