33 rue Vandenbranden

(2013) Franck Chartier en GöteborgsOperans Danskompani

33 rue Vandenbranden was directed by Franck Chartier for the Göteborg Opera. It is an adaptation of Peeping Tom’s original piece 32 rue Vandenbranden, with the dancers of the GöteborgsOperans Danskompani. Each of the six original roles was multiplied and performed by various performers at the same time, with a total of 22 performers on stage. The production premiered at the Göteborg Opera house on May, 6th, 2013.

In 33 rue Vandenbranden a unique world takes shape, a world where the borders between reality and imagined reality become blurred. We find ourselves in an isolated community, a snowy mountain town where rickety caravans offer the only protection under the unchanging heavens and whose young inhabitants are confronted by their loneliness and the subconscious. The people we follow succumb in the face of fears that turn out to be totally imaginary. The people are living in a vacuum and have become caught in a vicious cycle. The place is full of hopelessness and melancholy – yet is still poetic and beautiful.

The cinematic craftsmanship opens the door to dizzy scenes of an irrational world surrounded by an ultra-realistic set design. The music enhances the hypnotic mood as the onlooker is cast into this cold and stormy universe.

Concept and adaptation: Franck Chartier
With the dancers of the GöteborgsOperans Danskompani: Anna Altes, Delphine Boutet, Hildur Ottarsdotttir, Jenna Fakhoury, Rebecca Hytting, Janine Koertge, Maria Chiara Mezzadri, Danielle de Vries, Jubal Battisti, Matthew Foley, Moritz Ostruschnjak, David Wilde, Toby Kassell, Fan Luo, Kyoko Matsumoto, Lotem Regev, Harumi Terayama, Nigel Campbell, Roderick George, Chiaki Horita, Satoko Takahashi, Tom Weinberger
Mezzo-soprano: Eurudike De Beul
Extras: Anna Dalentoft, Anders Rimpi, My Ring, Ingrid Thiele
Assistants: Pedro Goucha Gomes, Fernando Melo, Mattias Suneson

Inspired by 32 rue Vandenbranden, a Peeping Tom production:
Concept & Direction: Gabriela Carrizo, Franck Chartier
Dance & creation: Jos Baker, Eurudike De Beul, Marie Gyselbrecht, Hun-Mok Jung, Maria Carolina Vieira (before : Sabine Molenaar), Seoljin Kim
Dramaturgy: Hildegard De Vuyst en Nico Leunen
Sound composition : Juan Carlos Tolosa, Glenn Vervliet
Set design: Peeping Tom, Nele Dirckx, Yves Leirs, Frederik Liekens
Lighting design: Filip Timmerman, Yves Leirs
Costumes: Diane Fourdrignier, HyoJung Jang



06-14 May 2013 Göteborg Opera Göteborg (SK)