Gabriela Carrizo (I/AR) and Franck Chartier (F) founded Peeping Tom in 2000. Together they created a first location project that took place in a trailer home, Caravana (1999), with would-be long-time collaborator Eurudike De Beul, followed by the film Une vie inutile (2000).
Peeping Tom’s hallmark is a hyperrealistic aesthetic anchored to a concrete set: a garden, a living room and a basement in the first trilogy ( Le Jardin , 2002; Le Salon , 2004; and Le Sous Sol , 2007), two trailer homes in a snow-covered landscape in 32 rue Vandenbranden (2009), or a burned theatre in A Louer (2011). In these, the directors create an unstable universe that defies the logic of time and space. Isolation leads to an unconscious world of nightmares, fears and desires, which the creators deftly use to shed light on the dark side of a character or a community. The huis clos of family situations remains for Peeping Tom a major source of creativity. The company has started working on a second trilogy – Vader (Father), Moeder (Mother), Kind (Child) – around this theme.
Vader (Father) was directed by Franck Chartier and premiered on 10 May 2014 in Theater im Pfalzbau (Ludwigshafen, DE). The second part of the trilogy, Moeder (Mother) was directed by Gabriela Carrizo. The world premiere took place at Theater im Pfalzbau (Ludwigshafen, DE) on September 29, 2016. The trilogy will be closed in the spring 2019 with Kind (Child).
Since 2013, the artistic direction of Peeping Tom created also productions with other groups: The missing door (2013) and The lost room (2015) with Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT I). Franck Chartier directed 33 rue Vandenbranden (2013) for the Opera of Göteborg. In 2015, Gabriela Carrizo directed The Land, a collaboration between members of Peeping Tom and the actors of the Residenztheater in Munich. In 2017, Peeping Tom and Nederlands Dans Theater collaborate again on The hidden floor, a new short piece by Franck Chartier with the dancers of NDT I.
In 2005, Le Salon was awarded the Prix du Meilleur Spectacle de Danse (Best Dance Show Prize) in France. In 2007, the company received the Mont Blanc Young Directors Award during the Salzburg Festival and the Patrons Circle Award at the Melbourne International Arts Festival. The pieces Le Sous Sol , A Louer and Vader (Father) all got selected for the Theaterfestival, which gathers the most remarkable shows of the past season in Belgium and The Netherlands. In 2013, A Louer was nominated for the prestigious Ubu Awards in Italy, in the category Best Performance in Foreign Language, during the theatrical season 2012-2013. This piece also got nominated for a 'Premio de la Critica Barcelona' in the category 'Best International Dance Production of 2015' after a series at Grec Festival de Barcelona. In 2013, 32 rue Vandenbranden was elected Best Dance Show of the Year in São Paulo (BR) by magazine Guia Folha and won in 2015 a prestigious Olivier Award in London, in the category 'Best New Dance Production'. Apart from being in the official selection of the Theaterfestival 2015, Vader was also elected Best Dance Performance of 2014 by Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad and won a 'Premio de la Crítica Barcelona' in the category 'Best International Dance Production of 2014'. In 2016, Franck Chartier's The lost room was awarded a ‘Swan most impressive dance production in the Netherlands’.
Flanders Arts Institute launched an online guide to contemporary dance in Flanders and Brussels, in which you can find an analysis of the work of Peeping Tom by Lieve Dierckx.
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Gie Baguet / Frans Brood Productions (sales)
Justine Bougerol (scenography)
André & Christophe De Tremerie (transport)
Madiha Figuigui (mezzo-soprano)
Diane Fourdrignier (artistic assistant)
Giacomo Gorini (light design)
HyoJung Jang (costumes)
Nico Leunen (dramaturgy)
Raphaëlle Latini (sound composition)
Hjorvar Rognvaldsson (sound engineer)
Wout Rous (technician)
Herman Sorgeloos (photography)
Jef Stevens (performer)
Juan Carlos Tolosa (sound composition)
Marie Vandecasteele (technician)
Amber Vandenhoeck (light design and scenography)
Johan Vandenborn (technician)
Rob van den Bosch / Anmaro Asia Arts (sales)
Glenn Vervliet (sound composition)
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Amber Vandenhoeck (technical director)