Caprices is a physical interpretation of the music of Salvatore Sciarrino. Its particular sounds find their counterpart the powerful language of movement that Alexander Vantournhout has developed as a dancer and acrobat. As meticulous as Bach’s fugues, his composition transcends the genres of circus and dance. Befriending danger as well as virtuosity, timelessness and alienation, he unexpectedly alternates from extreme exuberance to ironic minimalism – equally whimsical as the music. Nevertheless, we bet you will return home with a familiar tune!

… The shrill sound of a violin fills the space. Vantournhout pulls his single wheel on stage. We witness an exploration between the dancer and his partner: the single wheel. They repel and attract each other to a soundscape at times penetrating. One time subdued and suggestive, sometimes aggressive, but the dancer and the wheel always deliver a virtuosic and existential fight over physical vulnerability and emotional loneliness. (Ture Stevens, Etcetera)

Concept and choreography: Alexander Vantournhout
Light and sound design: Tim Oelbrandt
Photography: Bart Grietens, Stanislav Dobak
Costume design: Anne Vereecke
External eye: Tarek Halaby, Anneleen Keppens, Ben Mcewen, Sara Tan, Vera Tussin
Musical interpretation: Due Notturni (Nicolas Hodges) Caprices (Caroline Widman),
Anamorfosi (Benoit Petit, Massimiliano Damerini), Perduta (Massimiliano Damerini)
Premiere: 11/02/2014 Halles de Schaerbeek, Brussels (BE)

With support of: Flemish Gouvernment , the province of West-Flanders, Humorologie, Het Circuscentrum, WP zimmer, Provinciaal domein Dommelhof, cc De Spil, P.A.R.T.S, CC de Warande, Destelheide


30 January 2014_Les “Caprices” d’Alexander Vantournhout

12 February 2014_’Singin’ in the rain’ op sneakers