Departures and Arrivals



Red haired men
Vantournhout, Alexander

“There was a red-haired man who had no eyes or ears. Neither did he have any hair, so he was called red-haired theoretically.” For ‘Red Haired Men’, Vooruit theatre resident Alexander Vantournhout took inspiration from the work of the Russian absurdist writer Daniil Kharms. Under pressure from Stalinist censorship, Kharms wrote only children’s rhymes. But that didn’t stop him from being ambiguous and critical.


In ‘Red Haired Men’, four performers interweave Kharms’ micro-stories with dance, circus, acrobatics, puppet theatre, magic and ventriloquism. The result is a genre-transcending choreography of impressive antics with a generous splash of humour.