Through the Grapevine is a quirky pas de deux performed by two men. Performers Alexander Vantournhout and Axel Guérin present their bodies stripped of any frills.
These are athletic but by no means ‘perfect’ bodies and the performers do not set out to wow us with virtuoso moves. Gradually, their bodies hit up against their physical limitations and the performers discover for themselves the strengths and weaknesses specific to their physiques.
The choreography plays with their different proportions and levels of physical strength. With great effort and concentration, the performers search for balance, equilibrium and harmony together – without shying away from humour. Challenging and helping each other, they take it in turns leading the dance. Arising through their continuous contact with each other, the essential melody of the performance is that of intertwining, touching and being touched.