The missing door

2013 - Gabriela Carrizo & Nederlands Dans Theater

The missing door (2013) was the first collaboration between Gabriela Carrizo and the dancers of NDTI. It premiered on December 6th, 2013 in Koninklijk Theater Carré in Amsterdam (NL). The piece was followed in 2015 by The lost room (Franck Chartier) and in 2017 by The hidden floor (Franck Chartier). The three pieces will tour The Netherlands in 2017 in a programme titled Side B: 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.

In 2015, The missing door toured The Netherlands and Belgium with The lost room and Stop-Motion (Paul Lightfoot and Sol Leon) in the frame of Start-Again. The Belgian première took place on November 28th, 2015 at deSingel, Antwerp. In 2017, The missing door - along with Stop-Motion and Shoot the Moon (Paul Lightfoot and Sol Leon) - received a Herald Angel at the 70th Edinburgh International Festival. The Herald Angels recognise excellence in Edinburgh's festivals. The missing door will also be a part of Side B: Adrift, which will premiere October 5th, 2017 in The Hague (NL).

Concept & direction Gabriela Carrizo
Creation & performance Lydia Bustinduy, César Faria Fernandes, Fernando Hernando Magadan / Spencer Dickhaus, Marne van Opstal, Roger van der Poel, Meng-ke Wu, Ema Yuasa / Rena Narumi
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

REVIEWS

"Carrizo’s choreographic language is agile and sharply imaginative"
The Stage on The missing door 23.08.2017

"Choreographer Gabriela Carrizo's piece is so innovative that it would have been worthy of the great Pina Bausch herself." ***** (5 stars)
The Telegraph on The missing door 22.08.2017

"Some remarkable moves are shared among the seven players: a shimmering strobe walk, a fabulous floor bounce and most incredible of all, a repeated back bend that sends shivers up your spine."
The Guardian on The missing door 22.08.2017

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

"Dance which thoroughly shakes you up." **** (4 sterren)
Theaterkrant on The missing door and 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 and 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)

ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS

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

2017

28 Nov - 02 Dec 2017 Haus der Berliner Festspiele Berlin (DE)

before

2013

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)

2015

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)

2016

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

2017

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