© Virginia Rota
DIPTYCH. The Missing Door and The Lost Room
May 5 – 6, 2023
Running time 70’
A romantic encounter in a hotel room, a drama unfolding within the walls of a middle-class living room: in a tangle of doors and scenarios, dance and theater shape fragmented narratives and psychological thriller atmospheres. The Belgian company Peeping Tom, among the most visionary on the international scene, blurs the line between reality and fiction by animating a disturbing drama, amid rooms that conceal deceits and mysterious plots. In a cinematic succession of noir scenes – the company’s trademark – ambiguous figures move acrobatically and convulsively, like pawns at the hands of unknown forces, exposing the rawest features of the human soul.
Peeping Tom is a Belgian dance theater company founded by Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier. Since its foundation in 2000 in Brussels, it has presented its creations around the world, receiving several important awards, including the Laurence Olivier Award in the United Kingdom for 32 rue Vandenbranden (2009) and the Patrons Circle Award at the International Arts Festival in Melbourne. The company work process always starts from a hyperrealist setting which later breaks open and begins to defy the logic of time, space and mood. In this frame, the public becomes the witness – or rather, the voyeur – of what usually remains hidden and unsaid, taken into subconscious worlds, nightmares, fears and desires.
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concept, direction: Gabriela Carrizo, Franck Chartier performance: Konan Dayot, Fons Dhossche, Lauren Langlois, Panos Malactos, Alejandro Moya, Fanny Sage, Eliana Stragapede, Wan-Lun Yu artistic assistance: Thomas Michaux sound dramaturgy: Raphaëlle Latini sound composition, arrangements: Raphaëlle Latini, Ismaël Colombani, Annalena Fröhlich, Louis-Clément Da Costa, Eurudike De Beul light design: Tom Visser set design: Gabriela Carrizo, Justine Bougerol costume design: Seoljin Kim, Yichun Liu, Louis-Clément Da Costa confection costumes: Sara van Meer, Lulu Tikovsky, Wu Bingyan (intern) technical coordination: Giuliana Rienzi technical engineers: Bram Geldhof/Ilias Johri (lights), Tim Thielemans/Jonas Castelijns (sound) stage management: Thomas Dobruszkes (stage manager), Clement Michaux production interns: Lisa Gunstone, Robin Appels tour manager: Amaury Vanderborght production manager: Helena Casas communication manager: Sébastien Parizel company manager: Veerle Mans production: Peeping Tom co-production: Opéra National de Paris, Opéra de Lille, Tanz Köln, Göteborg Dance and Theatre Festival, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, deSingel Antwerp, GREC Festival de Barcelona, Festival Aperto – Fondazione I Teatri (Reggio Emilia), Torinodanza Festival – Teatro Stabile di Torino – Teatro Nazionale (Turin), Dampfzentrale Bern, Oriente Occidente Dance Festival (Rovereto) distribution: Frans Brood Productions with the support of: Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government based upon Adrift, created with the dancers of NDT I (Chloe Albaret, Lydia Bustinduy, César Faria Fernandes, Fernando Hernando Magadan/Spencer Dickhaus, Anna Hermann, Anne Jung, Marne Van Opstal, Roger van der Poel, Meng-keWu, Ema Yuasa/Rena Narumi), with artistic assistance by Louis-Clément Da Costa, Seoljin Kim and Yi-Chun Li
Friday, May 5 2023, 7.30pm
Saturday, May 6 2023, 4.00pm