The missing door

2013 - Gabriela Carrizo & Nederlands Dans Theater

The missing door (2013), directed by Gabriela Carrizo, marks the first collaboration between Peeping Tom and Nederlands Dans Theater, and was followed in 2015 by The lost room (Franck Chartier) and in 2017 by a brand new creation. This trilogy will tour The Netherlands in 2017 in a programme titled Adrift.

By intertwining fantasy and reality, Gabriela Carrizo shows two parallel dimensions in this creation. We are witnessing the last minutes of life, which take place in the twilight zone between life and death. The dying man anxiously tries to find a way through the intricate maze of his thoughts. While soundscapes of everyday sounds turn into lost rhythms, the man performs a lonely battle with time, space and those who are absent.

The missing door premiered on December, 6th 2013 in Amsterdam. In 2015, the piece toured The Netherlands with The lost room and Stop-Motion by Paul Lightfoot and Sol Leon in the frame of Start-Again. A new soirée composée titled Adrift will travel The Netherlands in 2017 (premiere October, 5th), which shows the complete trilogy of The missing door, The lost room and the untitled new creation.

Concept & direction Gabriela Carrizo
Creation & performance Lydia Bustinduy, César Faria Fernandes, Fernando Hernando Magadan, Marne van Opstal, Roger van der Poel, Meng-ke Wu, Ema Yuasa
Artistic assistance Seoljin Kim, Anders Hellström
Sound design & arrangements Raphaëlle Latini
Light design Tom Visser
Set design Gabriela Carrizo
Costume design Gabriela Carrizo
World premiere December 6 2013, Koninklijk Theater Carré (Amsterdam, NL)
Production Nederlands Dans Theater


"A vigorous example of surreal dance horror." **** (4 stars)
de Volkskrant on The missing door & The lost room 03.10.2015 (in Dutch)

"Dance which thoroughly shakes you up." **** (4 sterren)
Theaterkrant on The missing door & The lost room 02.10.2015 (in Dutch)

"[The missing door] is like a good Netflix series; the highly disturbing, ad-hoc relationships and events leave you wanting more."
Cultureel Persbureau on The missing door 02.10.2015 (in Dutch)

"A dazzling, extravagant experience."
Haarlems Dagblad on The missing door & The lost room 02.10.2015 (in Dutch)

"I have not seen any piece like it to date. [ ] I am not surprised NDT takes on an idea like this, and I doubt that any other group of dancers could have co-created the incredible spectacle we watched."
Bachtrack on The missing door 16.12.2013 (in English)

"A surreal thriller which makes 'Twin Peaks' feel like a walk in the park. [ ] Extraordinary how Carrizo depicts derailment in a physical way, touching upon our deepest fears and turning the whole into a hallucinatory trip.”
Trouw on The missing door 09.12.2013 (in Dutch)

"Carrizo doesn't just make dance theater, she makes a unique theater experience."
Theaterkrant on The missing door 06.12.2013 (in Dutch)


"Motion Masters"
Edinburgh International Festival 03.2017 (in English)


21-23 Aug 2017 Edinburgh International Festival Edinburgh (GB)



06-07 Dec 2013 Koninklijk Theater Carré Amsterdam (NL)
13-15 Dec 2013 Lucent Danstheater Den Haag (NL)
19-21 Dec 2013 Lucent Danstheater Den Haag (NL)


01-03 Oct 2015 Zuiderstrandtheater The Hague (NL)
07 Oct 2015 Chassé Theater Breda Breda (NL)
09 Oct 2015 Parktheater Eindhoven Eindhoven (NL)
15-17 Oct 2015 Zuiderstrandtheater The Hague (NL)
13-15 Nov 2015 Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam Amsterdam (NL)
19 Nov 2015 Theaters Tilburg Tilburg (NL)
21 Nov 2015 Theater a/h Vrijthof Maastricht (NL)
24 Nov 2015 Theater De Maaspoort Venlo (NL)
26 Nov 2015 Rotterdamse Schouwburg Rotterdam (NL)
28-29 Nov 2015 deSingel Antwerpen (BE)


16 Mar 2016 Teatro Romolo Valli Municipal Reggio Emilia (IT)
19 Mar 2016 13th Belgrade Dance Festival - Sava Center Belgrade (SER)