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Peeping Tom (BE)


“[…] An entire cornucopia of ideas, often discomforting ones, is poured out within a little over an hour. […] The performers’ dancing causes concern for their joints – one of Peeping Tom’s trademarks is their extreme contortions […]. But why shouldn’t you do a spontaneous flying somersault now and then, like Maria Carolina Vieira does – with a baby in her arms. Meanwhile, her co-performer Marie Gyselbrecht, crooning ‘I’m a fool to want you’, emerges from the coffee machine, which the latter does not survive. This inspires Simon Versnel to give a funerary speech: in honour of his mother, two wives, and now this beloved machine. The piece is terribly comical and, above all, terrifically intense, with some unforgettable scenes that are now permanently etched on our memories. […]”
Neue Presse, 7 September 2017

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Over the years, festival favourites Peeping Tom, founded in 2000 and led by choreographer duo Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier, have grown together to become like a family. It’s only natural, then, that the current trilogy by the Belgian ensemble is dedicated to precisely that subject: Following on from “Vader” (Father) under Chartier’s aegis – shown at the festival in 2015 – they now present “Moeder” (Mother), directed by Carrizo. For this piece, Carrizo sounded out the barely expressed nuances of the emotionally charged mother-child relationship and brought them to the stage in the form of virtuoso dance, drama, song and sound. The eight performers give their all in a succession of surreal scenes, featuring melancholy alongside slapstick as the best of stage-fellows in a range of settings, from a delivery room to a morgue, all unified by the extraordinary stage set. Both unsettling and intimate, “Moeder” is a thrilling piece that is bound to leave the audience eagerly anticipating the third and final part, “Child”.

(approx. 70 mins.)

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cast & credits

Direction: Gabriela Carrizo
Directorial assistance and dramaturgy: Franck Chartier
Creation and performance: Charlotte Clamens, Eurudike De Beul, Marie Gyselbrecht, Hun-Mok Jung / Quan Bui Ngoc, Brandon Lagaert, Yi-Chun Liu, Simon Versnel, Maria Carolina Vieira
Artistic assistance: Diane Fourdrignier
Sound composition and arrangements: Renaud Crols, Raphaëlle Latini, Glenn Vervliet, Peeping Tom
Sound mixing: Yannick Willox, Peeping Tom
Light design: Giacomo Gorini, Amber Vandenhoeck
Costume design: Diane Fourdrignier, Kristof Van Hoorde (internship), Peeping Tom
Set design: Amber Vandenhoeck, Peeping Tom
Set construction: KVS-atelier, Peeping Tom
Technical direction: Filip Timmerman
Light engineer: Amber Vandenhoeck
Sound engineer: Hjorvar Rognvaldsson
Video rehearsals: Sulok Swablamban (internship), Gaspard Rozenwajn
Foley Coach: Elias Vervecken
Production manager: Anastasia Tchernokondratenko
Tour manager: Lulu Tikovsky
Company manager: Quentin Legrand
Communication and press: Sébastien Parizel
Distribution: Frans Brood Productions

Production: Peeping Tom
Co-production: Theater im Pfalzbau, Ludwigshafen / Taipei Performing Arts Center, Taiwan / KVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg, Brussels / Grec Festival de Barcelona / Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona / HELLERAU - European Center for the Arts, Dresden / Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg / Maison de la Culture de Bourges / La Rose des Vents, Villeneuve-d’Ascq / Festival Aperto & Fondazione I Teatri, Reggio Emilia / La Bâtie Festival de Genève

With the support of The Flemish authorities

Moeder is supported by Theater im Pfalzbau, Ludwigshafen, and Taipei Performing Arts Center, Taiwan, as key partners in the Vader, Moeder, Kind trilogy.

With thanks to: Alexandre Obolensky, Jean-Philippe Altenloh, Romy Beni, Heidi Ehrhart, Ina Peeters, Elias Vervecken, François Heuse, Theater Froe Froe

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