32 rue Vandenbranden
Le Jardin, Le Salon and Le Sous Sol will always be linked with the successful trilogy of the Brussels based dancers collective Peeping Tom. For 32 rue Vandenbranden, Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier take up their position as choreographers and directors for the first time. The cast consists of five new dancers, along with veteran mezzo-soprano Eurudike De Beul.
In 32 rue Vandenbranden, the action takes place under a wide-open sky in a mountain landscape with only rickety mobile homes for shelter. If the trilogy focussed on intimacy and the inside, this new performance turns towards extimacy (the term extimacy ‘extimité’, was coined by Lacan from the term intimacy ‘intimité’), and the outside. We find ourselves in a small isolated community where the inhabitants are confronted with their own loneliness. The focus in this new creation lies on the internal forces that determine which turn the characters will take, their motives are being exposed and stripped of their consciousness. In 32, rue Vandenbranden the characters evolve in a primarily ‘mental’ space. The borders between what happens in reality and what they believe happens in reality, become blurred. They lose themselves for fear of something which turns out to lie within themselves and so they stay trapped in their own isolation.
Coproduction: KVS Brussels (BE), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main (DE), Le Rive Gauche Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray (FR), La Rose des Vents Villeneuve d’Ascq (FR), Theaterfestival Boulevard ‘s Hertogenbosch (NL), Theaterhaus Gessnerallee Zürich (CH), Cankarjev Dom Ljubljana (SI), Charleroi/Danses (BE)
Peeping TomGabriela Carrizo & Franck Chartier
- Genre: Dance / Theatre
- World premiere: November '09 KVS Brussel
- Direction: Gabriela Carrizo & Franck Chartier
- Creation & performance: Jos Baker, Eurudike De Beul, Marie Gyselbrecht, Hun-Mok Jung, Maria Carolina Vieira (eerder: Sabine Molenaar), Seoljin Kim
Best New Dance Production 2015
Olivier Award London
Best Dance Production 2013
São Paulo (BR)
"… a disturbing atmosphere that rubs shoulders with David Lynch’s universe. A stunning visual research in the set but also in the work of the bodies as in this image of a face crushed into a striking scream of Munch. And then there is the interesting alternation between dance, theatre and live singing, to finally deliver this uncategorizable object: a brutal choreography, a soundtrack of melancholy from doubt and introspection to infinity."