Marie Gyselbrecht (°1983, Ghent, BE) joined Peeping Tom in 2008. Moeder is her fourth production with the company, following Vader, 32 rue Vandenbranden and A Louer. Marie started performing as a teenager, in Alain Platel and Arne Sierens’ Allemaal Indiaan, and in 1997 one of her pieces was nominated for Best Belgian Dance Solo, an award organized by Victoria and Alain Platel. She graduated from the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in 2005; in 2004, she had co-founded Collectiv.At, a Belgium-based collective whose productions toured internationally, and whose first performance, Quien soy es, won the first prize at the Jóvenes Artistas contest in Spain. Marie has a keen interest in photography and contemporary art, and a current solo piece combines photography, installation and performance. She teaches yoga, dance and contemporary dance at De Ingang (Ghent), and regularly gives workshops in dance and theatre, in Belgium and abroad.
Photo: Maarten Vanden Abeele