Kind

Kind (Child) (2019) is the third part of a family trilogy that started in 2014 with Vader – directed by Franck Chartier – followed by Moeder (Mother) (2016) by Gabriela Carrizo. For Kind (Child), they both take up the role of director. The creation period for Kind is planned between autumn 2018 and spring 2019, with the world premiere in April 2019.

The basis for Kind is the perspective of the child and children’s internal and external world. Every action is driven by how children see the world, by their fears and desires. The choreographers investigate how a child’s perspective changes as it grows and develops itself on its way to adolescence and adulthood, with all the associated choices, pressures, fears, doubts and physical changes, and how this translates into gestures and body language.

At the same time, Carrizo and Chartier look at how children express fears due to a lack of (parental) framework to hold on to. What happens in traumatic situations, in which the perceptions of the body are seemingly anaesthetized? How do children handle their quest for truth? And how do they organize their world through fantasy, role playing or imitations, to master certain situations or dynamics? The shifts and transformations in space and time – typical of the work of Peeping Tom – will also be prominently present in Kind.

Concept and direction: Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier
Creation and performance: Eurudike De Beul, Maria Carolina Vieira, Marie Gyselbrecht, Brandon Lagaert, Hun-Mok Jung, Yi-Chun Liu
Artistic assistance: Lulu Tikovsky
Sound composition and arrangements: Raphaëlle Latini, Hjorvar Rognvaldsson, Renaud crols, Annalena Frölich, Fhun Gao, Peeping Tom
Sound mixing: Yannick Willockx, Peeping Tom
Light design: Amber Vandenhoeck, Sinan Poffyn (intern), Peeping Tom
Costumes: Lulu Tikovsky, Yi-chun Liu, Nina Lopez Le Galliard (intern), Peeping Tom
Set design: Justine Bougerol, Peeping Tom
Construction set: KVS-atelier, Flora Facto, Peeping Tom
Props: Nina Lopez Le Galliard (intern), Silvio Palomo (intern)
Technical direction: Filip Timmerman
Light engineer: Hadrien Lefaure
Sound engineer: Hjorvar Rognvaldsson

Production: Peeping Tom
Production partners: KVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg (Brussels), Teatre Nacional de Catalunya/Grec Festival de Barcelona, Theater im Pfalzbau (Ludwigshafen)
Co-production: Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, deSingel (Antwerp), Maison de la Culture de Bourges, Festival Aperto/Fondazione I Teatri (Reggio Emilia), La Rose des Vents (Villeneuve d'Ascq), Théâtre de Caen, Théâtre de la Ville Paris/Maison des Arts de Créteil (Paris), Gessnerallee Zurich, Julidans Amsterdam, La Bâtie - Festival de Genève, Le Manège (Maubeuge)

Sales: Frans Brood Productions
Kind is being created with the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government

Peeping Tom wishes to thank Heloïse da Costa, Theater FroeFroe, Institut del Teatre, Jan Daems, Leen Mertens, Uma Victoria Chartier, Ina Peeters and all extras: Farners, Eva, Elmo, Vera, Roger, Raisa, Mercè, Xefo, Amadeo, Rita, Gloria, Ariadne, Jonah, Sille, Leandro, Flo, Grace, Luke, Lucie, Cyril, Jill, Jan, An, Octavia, Germaine

"A must-see performance for lovers of divergent art."
En Platea 13.07.2019 (in Spanish)

"Kind is a highlight of Julidans. […] What Chartier and Carrizo emphasize here with diabolic pleasure, is that in addition to playful imagination in the child’s soul, there is also aggression, jealousy and cruelty." **** (4 stars)
NRC 07.07.2019 (in Dutch)

"The true Picasso of ballet are Franck Chartier and Gabriela Carrizo."
Cultureel Persbureau 04.07.2019 (in Dutch)

"Kind is as discomforting as it is bewitching to behold."
Movement Exposed 04.07.2019

"The work has a plasticity that leaves no one indifferent, with very measured characters, built on myths or on monsters and with an almost cinematographic soundtrack."
ABC Sevilla 18.05.2019 (in Spanish)

"An evil ‘Alice in the land of horrors’."
Diario de Sevilla 18.05.2019 (in Spanish)

"A dream in which you can easily feel disorientated, or rather a nightmare that could also have come from a perverse Haneke, Lanthimos or Ulrich Seidl."
Diario de Mallorca 14.05.2019 (in Spanish)

"[...] Groundbreaking aesthetic and dance quality that takes your breath away. The globally acclaimed and distinguished troupe offers a highly intelligent work of art that goes far beyond genre boundaries."
Volksfreund 28.04.2019 (in German)

"Peeping Tom has developed a unique formal vocabulary. [...] They push absurd and cruel humor to surrealism, exposing our worst nightmares and unfulfilled desires."
Lëtzebuerger Land 26.04.2019 (in French)

"[Kind is] unexpected, funny and disturbing, sometimes to the point of discomfort. It is a success."
Luxemburger Wort 25.04.2019 (in French)

2019

20-21 Sep 2019 One Dance Week Plovdiv (BG)
27-28 Sep 2019 Festival Aperto/Fondazione I Teatri Reggio Emilia (IT)
01 Oct 2019 Torinodanza Torino (IT)
17-19 Oct 2019 KVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg Brussel (BE)
23-25 Oct 2019 KVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg Brussel (BE)
31 Oct 2019 Cultuurcentrum Brugge (BE)
07-08 Nov 2019 Gessnerallee Zurich (CH)
04-05 Dec 2019 CDN Orléans Orléans (FR)
11-12 Dec 2019 Théâtre de Caen Caen (FR)

2020

14 Jan 2020 Le Bâteau Feu Dunkerque (FR)
16 Jan 2020 Stadsschouwburg Kortrijk Kortrijk (BE)
29-31 Jan 2020 Théâtre de la Ville/MAC Créteil Paris (FR)
05-06 Feb 2020 Théâtre de Lorient Lorient (FR)
13-15 Feb 2020 deSingel Antwerpen (BE)
01-02 Apr 2020 STUK Leuven (BE)
14-15 Apr 2020 Malraux. scène nationale Chambéry Savoie Chambéry (FR)
23-26 Apr 2020 Teatros del Canal Madrid (ES)
29-30 Apr 2020 Scène Nationale d'Albi Albi (FR)
12 May 2020 Le Manège Maubeuge (FR)
28 May 2020 Stadsschouwburg Utrecht Utrecht (NL)
30 May 2020 SPOT/Stadsschouwburg Groningen (NL)
05-06 Jun 2020 Vooruit Gent (BE)

before

2019

23-24 Apr 2019 Les Théâtres de la ville de Luxembourg Luxembourg (LU)
02-03 May 2019 Maison de la Culture de Bourges Bourges (FR)
11 May 2019 Teatre Principal Palma de Mallorca (ES)
17-18 May 2019 Teatro Central Sevilla (ES)
22-24 May 2019 La Rose des Vents Villeneuve d'Ascq (FR)
12-14 Jun 2019 ThéâtredelaCité Toulouse (FR)
03 Jul 2019 Julidans Amsterdam (NL)
05-07 Jul 2019 Schauspiel Köln Cologne (DE)
11-12 Jul 2019 TNC/Grec Festival de Barcelona Barcelona (ES)
25-26 Aug 2019 Waves Festival Vordingborg (DK)
01 Sep 2019 Tanztheater International Hannover (DE)
13-14 Sep 2019 Festival La Bâtie Genève (CH)