The two pieces of this stage diptych were originally created by artists Carrizo and Chartier, an Argentinian and a Frenchman who form the soul of Peeping Tom, with performers from the Nederlands Dans Theater. Now, a new cast of the Peeping Tom dancers are reinterpreting those creations, choreographies where the characters develop in places they cannot escape from, wandering through mysterious, sinister labyrinths where reality becomes confused with fantasy, moved by natural forces and heading towards an uncertain destiny. Past, present and future are mixed together in these two pieces, where premonitions and a world of inexact and changing memories are important factors. The cinematographic atmosphere we have come to expect from the Belgian company brings the pieces together. The first part, The Missing Door, takes place in a closed room full of doors that will not open, where a man hovering between life and death tries to find his way amid a cloud of thoughts. Then, in The Lost Room, we find ourselves in a labyrinth of a ship's cabins and corridors, where we are able to discover the interior world of its characters, the protagonists of stories that go beyond time and space. Suspense, dark humour and a visual universe that evokes magic realism, in a show that brings us a performing language both unique and extreme.
A co-production by the 2020 Barcelona Grec Festival, Opéra National de Paris, Opéra de Lille, Tanz Köln, Göteborg Dance and Theatre Festival, Théâtre National Wallonie - Bruxelles, deSingel Antwerp, Festival Aperto/Fondazione I Teatri (Reggio Emilia), Torinodanza Festival/Teatro Stabile di Torino – Teatro Nazionale (Turin), Dampfzentrale Bern.
With the support of the Flemish authorities.
Diptych: The Missing Door and The Lost Room was created with the support of the Belgian Federal Government's Tax Shelter.
Based on Adrift, created with the dances of the 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
The show will be broadcast live by betevé on Sunday, 19 July, at 10 pm.
Creators and directors: Gabriela Carrizo, Franck Chartier Performance: Konan Dayot, Fons Dhossche, Lauren Langlois, Panos Malactos, Alejandro Moya, Fanny Sage, Eliana Stragapede, Wan-Lun Yu Artistic assistant: Thomas Michaux Sound composition and arrangement: Raphaëlle Latini, Ismaël Colombani, Annalena Fröhlich, Louis, Clément Da Costa Lighting design: Tom Visser Costume design: Seoljin Kim, Yichun Liu, Louis, Clément Da Costa Stage design: Gabriela Carrizo, Justine Bougerol Technical coordination: Pjotr Eijckenboom (creation), Hugues Girard (tour) Technicians: Emily Brassier, Bram Geldhof (lights), Tim Thielemans (sound) Stage management: Giuliana Rienzi (stage manager), Clement Michaux (stage assistant) Head of technical production: Pjotr Eijckenboom Tour manager: Thomas Michaux Head of production: An Van Der Donckt Head of communication: Sébastien Parizel Company manager: Veerle Mans Produced by: Peeping Tom Distribution: Frans Brood Productions Photography: Louis Clément da Costa, Jesse Willems
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