The first dance performance in our ITALive series! On April 3, you can watch Triptych - The missing door, The lost room and The hidden floor: one of the highlights of award-winning dance company Peeping Tom.
Triptych is a bundle of three new versions of choreographies by Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier made for "Nederlands Dans Theater." The triptych includes The lost room, for which received Carrizo and Chartier received a Dutch Zwaan award for most impressive dance production.
“A surreal thriller, compared to which Twin Peaks is toddler television.” - Trouw
from 20.30 - 22.20 CEST
duration 110 minutes including intermission
language no problem
In Gabriela Carrizo's The missing door, we witness the last minutes of a life, in which a frightened, dying man tries to find his way through the maze of his own thoughts. Franck Chartiers’ The lost room is set on a ship at sea, where freedom and confinement go hand in hand. The lost room was awarded the "Zwaan", the Dutch prize for most impressive dance production in 2016. Chartier closes the triptych with The hidden floor. he characters find themselves in a public space, maybe a restaurant, taken over by nature. They are experiencing their final moments as the water slowly starts to rise. Holding on to their last hope, they try to survive and find a way out, not only physically but also mentally. Chartier received a second nomination for "de Zwaan" for The hidden floor.
Dancers Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier got to know each other at les ballets C de la B. In 2000 they founded their own company, Peeping Tom. Together with a permanent group of acrobatic performers, they create dark dream worlds on stage where the rules of logic do not apply. Literally deceiving the senses: set pieces that lead a life of their own and devour characters, people who appear and disappear. Live music plays an atmospheric role. They conquered the world from their location in Brussels. In Triptych they bundle new versions of choreographies they made for Nederlands Dans Theater: The missing door, The hidden floor and The lost room, the choreography that was awarded in 2016 with a Zwaan, a Dutch award for most impressive dance production of the year.
Gabriela was ten years old when she started dancing at a multidisciplinary school that had, at the time, the only group of contemporary dance for children and teenagers. Under Norma Raimondi’s direction, the school went on to become Córdoba’s University Ballet, where Gabriela danced for a couple of years, and where she created her first choreographies.
Franck started dancing when he was eleven, and at the age of fifteen his mother sent him to study classical ballet at Rosella Hightower in Cannes. Between 1986 and 1989, he was a part of Maurice Béjart’s Ballet du 20ème Siècle. The following three years, he worked with Angelin Preljocaj, dancing in Le spectre de la rose at the Opéra de Paris.
Peeping Tom is a Belgian dance theatre company, founded by Gabriela Carrizo (I/AR) and Franck Chartier (F). With Eurudike De Beul, who would become a frequent collaborator at the company, they created a first location project that took place in a trailer home, Caravana (1999).
'All the known ingredients of Peeping Tom are present again: dance, acrobatics, illusionism, cinematic suspense.' - NRC
Different characters move in a mysterious and macabre labyrinth. They live between reality and imagination, dream and reality. A surreal thriller, compared to which Twin Peaks is toddler television." - Trouw
'Great piece of surreal dance horror… the suspense is perfect.' - De Volkskrant
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)
Triptych: The missing door, The lost room and The hidden floor was created with the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government.