We had already seen Le jardin or Le salon, but 32 rue Vandenbranden unleashed a word of mouth tsunami at the 2012 Grec Festival of Barcelona. And since then, the productions that the Belgian company Peeping Tom has brought over to the city have awakened expectations long before the curtain is raised. Not only is it because of the superhuman dominance of the body that some interpreters show, but especially because of the disturbing atmospheres with which they involve lucid reflections with humor. They take the form of hyper realistic images of dazzling beauty framed in especially suggestive sets. Whoever has seen them once does not miss next performance. It happened to viewers who saw Vader (Grec 2014), the first show of a family-themed trilogy that explored fantasies and reality in the mind of a father, now a grandfather, who has just been admitted to a residence. Two years later, Moeder would convey tones of tenderness and sarcasm with concepts such as motherhood and memory.
This year, finally, the trilogy is completed with Kind, a show dedicated to sons and daughters, those children who perhaps had small roles in previous productions but who now not only do they become protagonists but, also, the eyes through which the viewers will be able to see the world. Kind adopts the point of view of some children and teenagers with as many fears and desires as ourselves, with difficult choices ahead, anxiety, doubts, traumatic physical changes ... Everything happens in a scenography that suggests the unknown territory where the outside and the inner worlds of children are confused and combined, a forest with big trees and steep cliffs. It all has been achieved with the work of children and adolescents during the creation process and is accompanied by a remarkable sound setting. The show is jointly directed by Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier, leaders of the company, who created the show with the Peeping Tom dancers and mezzo-soprano.
A production by Peeping Tom
Production partners: KVS – Royal Flemish Theatre (Brussels), Teatre Nacional de Catalunya/Grec Festival of Barcelona, Theater im Pfalzbau (Ludwigshafen)
Coproducers: Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, deSingel (Antwerp), Théâtre de la Ville Paris/Maison des Arts de Créteil (Paris), Maison de la Culture de Bourges, Festival Aperto/Fondazione I Teatri (Reggio Emilia), La Rose des Vents (Villeneuve d’Ascq), Théâtre de Caen, Gessnerallee Zurich, Julidans Amsterdam, La Bâtie – Festival de Genève, Le Manège (Maubeuge)
With the support of the Flemish Authorities
Kind was created with the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government.
Grec Festival of Barcelona, Theater im Pfalzbau and Teatre Nacional de Catalunya have been key partners in the creation of the trilogy integrated by Vader, Moeder y Kind.
Concept and direction: Gabriela Carrizo, Franck Chartier Creation and interpretation: Eurudike De Beul, Marie Gyselbrecht, Hun-Mok Jung, Brandon Lagaert, Yi-Chun Liu, Maria Carolina Vieira Artistic Assistance: Lulu Tikovsky
Scenography design: Justine Bougerol, Peeping Tom Scenography construction: KVS-atelier, Flora Facto, Peeping Tom Technical direction: Filip Timmerman Costumes: Lulu Tikovsky, Yi-chun Liu, Nina Lopez Le Galliard (intern), Peeping Tom Light design: Amber Vandenhoeck, Sinan Poffyn (intern), Peeping Tom Sound composition: Raphaëlle Latini, Hjorvar Rognvaldsson, Renaud Crols, Annalena Fröhlich, Fhun Gao, Peeping Tom Sound mixing: Yannick Willockx, Peeping Tom Props: Nina Lopez Le Galliard (intern), Silvio Palomo (intern) Light engineer: Hadrien Lefaure Sound engineer: Hjorvar Rognvaldsson
Responsible for communication: Sébastien Parizel Company’s Management: Veerle Mans Tour management: Lulu Tikovsky Production management: An Van der Donckt Production: Peeping Tom Distribution:Frans Brood Productions Photography: Oleg Degtiarov, Olympe Tits, Peeping Tom
Peeping Tom wishes to thank: Heloïse da Costa, Theater FroeFroe, Institut del Teatre, Jan Daems, Leen Mertens, Uma Victoria Chartier, Ina Peeters and all the extras: Farners, Eva, Elmo, Vera, Roger, Raisa, Mercè, Xefo, Amadeo, Rita, Gloria, Ariadne, Jonah, Sille, Leandro, Flo, Grace, Luke, Lucie, Cyril, Jill, Jan, An, Octavia, Germaine
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