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Recording: 2016-08-14 , Tanz im August 2016 | Haus der Berliner Festspiele (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Peeping Tom

32 rue Vandenbranden

Tanz im August 2016 | Haus der Berliner Festspiele

Production Details / Press Releases

Having been tested out at numerous festivals around the world, with various awards to its name, the Belgian theater collective Peeping Tom is finally coming to Berlin. Known for its dense atmospheres and hyperrealistic works, “32 rue Vandenbranden”, revolves around the members of a small community living in a trailer park. What drives the people who live there, almost buried in the snow? As voyeurs, the audience observes the events through the windows of the simple dwellings: domestic violence, sex, grief, death. Five dancers and a mezzosoprano inhabit this unstable, surreal universe, governed by their own laws of time and space. Their isolation leads both them and us into an unconscious world of nightmares, fears and desires – to the dark side of what it means to be human. This theatrical trip is accompanied by an eclectic selection of music, ranging from Bach to K-Pop, Bellini to Pink Floyd. “32 rue Vandebranden” is inspired by the film “The Ballad of Narayama” by Shohei Imamura. The film depicts the legendary traditions of a remote Japanese village community which sends its elderly people to die on Mount Narayama at the age of 70. Peeping Tom was founded in the year 2000 by Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier, who previously danced with Alain Platel and Needcompany.

Cast & Credits

Concept and direction: Gabriela Carrizo, Franck Chartier
By and with: Jos Baker, Eurudike De Beul, Marie Gyselbrecht, Hun-Mok Jung, Seoljin Kim, Maria Carolina Vieira (formerly with Sabine Molenaar)
Production: Peeping Tom.
Coproduction: KVS Brussel, artist’s house Mousonturm Frankfurt Am Main, Le Rive Gauche Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, La Rose des Vents Villeneuve D’Ascq, theater festival Boulevard ‘s Hertogenbosch in collaboration with Theater aan de Parade en Verkadefabriek, Theaterhaus Gessnerallee Zurich , Cankarjev Dom Ljubljana, Charleroi / danses, Center of the French Commune of Belgique – dans le cadre de la Biennale 2009
With the support of the Flemish government.

Tanz im August 2016
Artistic director: Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer: Sven Neumann
Production: Isa Köhler, Andreas Skjönberg, Andrea Niederbuchner
Assistance of Artistic Director / Production: Marie Schmieder
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the the Capital Culture Fund and the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs.

Haus der Berliner Festspiele

Schaperstraße 24
10719 Berlin

Tickets: +49 (o)30 254 89 100

Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

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