The Land

(2015) Peeping Tom & Residenztheater

The Land was created as a collaboration between Peeping Tom and the ensemble of the Residenztheater (Munich, DE). Directed by Gabriela Carrizo, The Land is a unique work in true Peeping Tom style, conceived for the stage of the Cuvilliéstheater, where it premiered on 8 May 2015 during the International Dance Festival 2015.

The Land plunges its audience into a world in which the loss of the self stands central. The "game" commences with a village community finding itself in the midst of a miniature landscape. A story rich in paradoxes unravels, revolving around the notions of inconsistency and alienation, proximity and distance whilst toying with the way we perceive the world around us. The Land is that melancholic place which reminds us of the fact that we have gone astray. Highlighting the power of make believe, combined with a deliberate blindness to everyday absurdities, the distinction between reality and fiction becomes blurry. A cruel and pictorial tale unfolds itself in the middle of nature. This is dance theatre with mystical qualities to it, in which a grotesque reality blends into surreal forms of imagery depicting different levels of yearning.

The Land is a production of Residenztheater in collaboration with Peeping Tom. Between 2015 and 2016, the piece was part of the repertoire of the Bavarian State Theatre. On 15 November 2015, The Land was performed in Moscow (RU) during the New European Theatre Festival.

Concept & direction Gabriela Carrizo
Creation & performance Michaela Steiger, Valery Tscheplanowa, Philip Dechamps, Marie Gyselbrecht / Tamara Gvozdenovic, Arthur Klemt, Paul Wolff-Plottegg, Lukas Turtur, Snejinka Avramova and the kids Anna Maria Apel, Carolina Baumann, David Engel, Joram Leopolder, Quirin Rosenlehner
Dramaturgy Laura Olivi
Artistic assistance Diane Fourdrignier
Set design Gabriela Carrizo, Franck Chartier
Costume design Diane Fourdrignier
Sound design & arrangements Raphaëlle Latini, Glenn Vervliet, Eurudike De Beul
Light design Markus Schadel
Sound Alexander Zahel
Rehearsal assistance Maria-Luiza Gonçalves Tikovsky
Assistance set design Amber Vandenhoeck, Filip Timmerman, Justine Bougerol, Berit Schog
Assistance costume design Eva Bienert
Assistance dramaturgy Christina Hommel
Production Residenztheater in collaboration with Peeping Tom
World premiere in the framework of Dance 2015


"Residenztheater and director Gabriela Carrizo show on stage a thriller in the spirit of Twin Peaks."
Büro 24/7 18.11.2015 (in Russian)

"Hunting scenes in free jazz style"
Abendzeitung München 11.05.2015 (in German)

"This production fascinates from beginning to end, creating a micro/macrocosm-atmosphere you cannot escape from." 11.05.2015 (in German)

"The moving images Carrizo paints unveil a physical force while breathing poetry at the same time."
Frankfurter Rundschau 10.05.2015 (in German)

""The Land" is a highly entertaining piece. "Peeping Tom" turns what moves people into movement."
BR-KLASSIK Bayerischer Rundfunk 09.05.2015 (in German)


"The Land" on TV Kultura / Russian TV
TV Kultura 16.11.2015 (in Russian)



08-09 May 2015 Residenztheater Munich (DE)
11 May 2015 Residenztheater Munich (DE)
20-21 May 2015 Residenztheater Munich (DE)
08-09 Jul 2015 Residenztheater Munich (DE)
16 Jul 2015 Residenztheater Munich (DE)
06-07 Oct 2015 Residenztheater Munich (DE)
15 Nov 2015 NET - New European Theatre Festival Moscow (RU)


14-15 Jan 2016 Residenztheater Munich (DE)
11 Mar 2016 Residenztheater Munich (DE)
24 Jun 2016 Residenztheater Munich (DE)