Monuments in Motion - Screws and Stones

2019 • 11'

Poster of Monuments in Motion - Screws and Stones

Director(s): Gaëtan Chataigner • Producer(s): Les Films Jack Fébus • Coproducer(s): France Télévisions, Centre des monuments nationaux • Format(s): HD

Choreographer Alexander Vantournhout directs and challenges the body with Screws and Stones at La Conciergerie de Paris.

The dance performance Screws and Stones refers to the pianist Nils Frahm’s 2011 album. At that time, he had broken several fingers and couldn’t play the piano anymore. He composed some pieces for each finger so he could keep on playing.

It inspired Alexander Vantournhout a surrealistic universe where physical items reduce the movement capacity of the performers and influence the choreography. It is an astonishing painting of the body skills.


Choreography : Alexander Vantournhout – From the SCREWS performance

Music : Nils Frahm

Dancers : Josse De Broeck, Petra Steindl, Emmi Väisänen, Hendrik Van Maele, Alexander Vantournhout, Felix Zech






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