Schauspielhaus

Vader

A photo from the production "Vader"
Photo © Oleg Degtiarov

PRESS

“[…] Chartier’s pieces always cleverly alternate between dramatic scenes and breathtaking explosions of dance, serving to intensify individual movements or emotions. Thus while the old folks watch staff members clean a ceiling lamp with giant brooms, in Leo’s imagination, the carers turn into whirling, threatening dervishes in white. There are comedic moments when Leo pursues a lady in a wheelchair. There are thrilling moments when the home’s director turns out to be a patient with aggressive tendencies […] Chartier again and again finds the right movements to express the psychological situation. Everything is focused in the performance of a soul singer on the old people’s home stage, who ages to become a hunched old woman over the course of her song. It is inherent in everyone. What a moving piece. […]”
Braunschweiger Zeitung, 5 September 2015

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Every ending is a new beginning. True to this motto, the Belgian artists collective Peeping Tom has set the first part of their new family trilogy in a home for the elderly. The father – provider, role model and authority figure – takes centre stage. Now at an advanced age, in the setting of life’s last theatre, he reveals some unexpected sides to his personality. In sterling Peeping Tom style, combining dance, drama and song, the seven performers tell astounding stories, veering between tragedy and comedy, as compelling as they are moving. Directed by choreographer duo Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier, Peeping Tom performances defy the laws of time and space and take audiences on a date with their unconscious. “Vader” is another spectacular show employing an ingenious stage set and unconventional narrative methods; a feature-length night at the theatre that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

(approx. 90 Min.)

 

Watch a video clip from the production on youtube

 

cast & credits

Production: Peeping Tom
Direction: Franck Chartier
Directorial assistance and dramaturgy: Gabriela Carrizo
Creation and performance: Leo De Beul, Marie Gyselbrecht/Tamara Gvozdenovic, Hun-Mok Jung, Simon Versnel, Maria Carolina Vieira, Yi-Chun Liu and Brandon Lagaert, with the support of Eurudike De Beul
Artistic assistance: Seoljin Kim, Camille De Bonhome
Sound composition and arrangements: Raphaëlle Latini, Ismaël Colombani, Eurudike De Beul, Renaud Crols
Sound mixing: Yannick Willox
Light design: Peeping Tom and Giacomo Gorini
Costume design: Peeping Tom
Set design: Peeping Tom and Amber Vandenhoeck
Set construction: KVS-atelier
Technical direction: Filip Timmerman
Technicians: Hjorvar Rognvaldsson, Wout Rous, Amber Vandenhoeck
Tour management and production: Anastasia Tchernokondratenko
Communication and production: Sam Loncke
Company manager: Quentin Legrand
Distribution: Frans Brood Productions

Co-production: Theater im Pfalzbau, Ludwigshafen/ KVS – Royal Flemish Theatre, Brussels/ Festival GREC, Barcelona/ HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts Dresden/ Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg/ Théâtre de la Ville, Paris/ Maison de la Culture, Bourges/ La Rose des Vents, Villeneuve d’Ascq/ Le Printemps des Comédiens, Montpellier

Theater Im Pfalzbau is acting as key partner in the realisation of the trilogy “Vader”, “Moeder”, “Kinderen”.
With the support of The Flemish authorities and of Szene Salzburg Sommerfestival

With thanks to Héloïse da Costa, Blandine Chartier, Emiliano Battista, Diane Fourdrignier
and Seniorencentrum Brussel vzw

 

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