32 rue Vandenbranden

32 rue Vandenbranden was directed by Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier and premiered on 28 November 2009 in the Royal Flemish Theatre (KVS) in Brussels (BE). Since then, the production has been touring extensively throughout Europe, but also in Japan, South Korea, Australia, Colombia, Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.

The action in 32 rue Vandenbranden takes place under a wide-open sky in a mountain landscape with only rickety campers for shelter. We find ourselves in a small isolated community where the inhabitants are confronted with their loneliness. The focus in this creation lies on the internal forces that determine which turn the characters will take; their motives are being exposed and stripped of their consciousness. The borders between what happens in reality and what they believe that happens become blurred. They lose themselves in fear and remain trapped in their own isolation.

Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier wanted to dig into all the psychological burdens that can prevent people - even those who appear to be at total liberty to do what they want - from ever really escaping their roots, their family or their culture. One of the inspirational sources for this piece was Shohei Imamura 's The Ballad of Narayama where an old woman is taken to the top of mountain Narayama by her children, to die.

Brazilian magazine Guia Folha selected 32 rue Vandenbranden as the Best Dance Production of the year 2013 in São Paulo. In 2015, the production won a prestigious Olivier Award in London in the category 'Best new dance 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
Rehearsal assistant: Diane Fourdrignier
Sound composition : Juan Carlos Tolosa, Glenn Vervliet
Set design: Peeping Tom, Nele Dirckx, Yves Leirs, Frederik Liekens
Construction set: KVS-atelier, Frederik Liekens
Lighting design: Filip Timmerman, Yves Leirs
Costumes: Diane Fourdrignier, HyoJung Jang
Technical director: Filip Timmerman
Technicians: Amber Vandenhoeck & Wout Rous
Coproducers: KVS Brussel, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt Am Main, Le Rive Gauche Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, La Rose des Vents Villeneuve D’Ascq, Theaterfestival Boulevard 's-Hertogenbosch / Theater aan de Parade / Verkadefabriek, Theaterhaus Gessnerallee Zürich, Cankarjev Dom Ljubljana, Charleroi/Danses


"A great people's theater, in perfect balance of tragedy and comedy" **** (4 stars)
Kulturradio vom rbb 15.08.2016 (in German)

"A crazy mix of contemporary dance, circus, social realist drama and magical poetry"
Berliner Zeitung 14.08.2016 (in German)

"Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier have settled on a performance language that feels utterly unique to them, and they exploit it here to dazzling effect. Hilarious and heart wrenching in equal measure, it is proof that dance is now unquestionably the first stop for innovation in the theatre." ***** (5 stars)
Time Out Melbourne 09.10.2015

"An uncomfortably visceral, darkly comedic and riveting performance work." ****1/2 (4,5 stars)
The Sydney Morning Herald 09.10.2015

"A dream, a nightmare, or just a moment on a journey ? Take your pick. 32 rue Vandenbranden is at times difficult and dark, comic, and poetic and beautiful. It’s also totally gripping from start to finish."
Critical Dance 28.01.2015

"'32 rue Vandenbranden' evokes trepidation, wonder and compassion." **** (4 stars)
NRC Handelsblad 17.08.2010 (in Dutch)

“With ’32 rue Vandenbranden’, Peeping Tom revisits its expertise, wringing or exhausting, to the point of breaking, like a glass thrown against a mirror, the naturalism that was their trademark.” *** (3 stars)
Télérama 10.04.2010 (in French)

"A theatrical electro-shock... their talent is terrifying..."
Le Monde 30.03.2010 (in French)


"Dance is essential for us." Interview with Franck Chartier.
Le Quotidien 31.05.2018 (in French)

"Time, images and searching according to Peeping Tom. Interview with Franck Chartier."
Teatro e Critica 25.05.2018 (in Italian)


Review in 'Art Smitten' (SYN 90.7 - Australian radio) (from 02:09)
SYN 90.7 10.10.2015

Interview with Jos Baker in 'Art Smitten' (SYN 90.7 - Australian radio)
SYN 90.7 10.10.2015

Interview with Eurudike De Beul on 'SBS Radio 1' (Australian radio)
SBS Radio 1 08.10.2015 (in French)

Interview with Eurudike De Beul and Maria Carolina Vieira on 'Smartarts' (Triple R - Melbourne Independent Radio) (02:32:36 until 02:48:16)
Triple R 08.10.2015

Interview with Jos Baker and Marie Gyselbrecht on 'Books and Arts' (ABC - Australian radio)
ABC 07.10.2015


20-23 Nov 2019 Next Wave Festival New York (US)



28 Nov 2009 KVS Brussel/Bruxelles (BE)
02-05 Dec 2009 KVS Brussel/Bruxelles (BE)
11-12 Dec 2009 Teatro Central Sevilla (ES)
16-17 Dec 2009 Teatro Alhambra Granada (ES)
19-20 Dec 2009 Teatro Cánovas Malaga (ES)


22-23 Jan 2010 Mousonturm Frankfurt Am Main (DE)
02 Feb 2010 Le Rive Gauche Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray (FR)
09 Feb 2010 Le Carreau Forbach (FR)
13 Feb 2010 Teatro del Laboral Gijón (ES)
17-18 Feb 2010 Stuk Leuven (BE)
24-26 Feb 2010 La Rose des Vents Villeneuve d'Ascq (FR)
06-07 Mar 2010 Theater Im Pfalzbau Ludwigshafen (DE)
23-27 Mar 2010 Les Abbesses Paris (FR)
30 Mar 2010 Le Manège Maubeuge (FR)
02 Apr 2010 Le Carré des Jalles St. Médard en Jalles (FR)
09-10 Apr 2010 Cankarjev Dom Ljubljana (SI)
13 Apr 2010 Belgrade Dance Council Belgrade (SP)
23-24 Apr 2010 La Filature Mulhouse (FR)
27-29 Apr 2010 Pôle Sud Strasbourg (FR)
04 May 2010 Teatro Gayarre Pamplona (ES)
07-08 May 2010 Centro Parraga Murcia (ES)
15 May 2010 Centro Cultural Vila Flor Guimarães (PT)
19-22 May 2010 Festival de Otoño Madrid (ES)
17-17 Jun 2010 Gessnerallee Zürich (CH)
30-31 Jul 2010 Drodesera Festival Dro (IT)
13 Aug 2010 Theaterfestival Boulevard 's Hertogenbosch (NL)
09 Sep 2010 Tanztheater International Hannover (DE)
17-18 Sep 2010 World Theater Festival Zagreb (HR)
29 Sep - 03 Oct 2010 KVS Brussel/Bruxelles (BE)
05 Oct 2010 Bronks Brussel/Bruxelles (BE)
08-11 Oct 2010 Théatre National de Toulouse Toulouse (FR)
23-25 Oct 2010 Setagaya Tokyo (JP)
30 Oct 2010 Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre Matsumoto (JP)
20-21 Nov 2010 Simple Life Festival Hamburg (DE)
24 Nov 2010 CC Brugge Brugge (BE)
30 Nov 2010 Theatre Arles Arles (FR)
03-04 Dec 2010 Le Cratère Alès (FR)
07 Dec 2010 Le Bateau Feu Dunkerque (FR)
17 Dec 2010 CC De Westrand Dilbeek (BE)


03-05 Feb 2011 Le Merlan Marseille (FR)
09-10 Feb 2011 Theatre de l'Espace Besançon (FR)
17-18 Feb 2011 Comédie de Valence Valence (FR)
22 Feb 2011 Stadsschouwburg Utrecht (NL)
26-27 Feb 2011 Auditorium Rome (IT)
03-04 Mar 2011 Théâtre d'Esch Esch (LU)
08 Mar 2011 Biennale Nationale de Danse CDC Val de Marne Alfortville (FR)
11 Mar 2011 La Comète Châlons-en-Champagne (FR)
18-19 Mar 2011 Hellerau - Europäisches Zentrum der Künsten Dresden (GE)
22-25 Mar 2011 Théâtre de l'Union Limoges (FR)
06 Apr 2011 CC Genk Genk (BE)
09 Apr 2011 Théâtre du Grand Forum Louviers (FR)
19-20 Apr 2011 Le Lieu Unique Nantes (FR)
28-29 Apr 2011 Auawirleben Bern (CH)
05 May 2011 Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam (NL)
11-13 May 2011 Centre Dramatique Régional de Tours Tours (FR)
20-21 May 2011 Charleroi Danses Charleroi (BE)
26 May 2011 CC Kortrijk Kortrijk (BE)
07-08 Jun 2011 Théâtre de Cornouaille Quimper (FR)


23-24 Feb 2012 Théâtre de Champ-Fleuri Saint-Denis (RE)
24-27 Mar 2012 Festival IberoAmericano de Teatro Bogotá (CO)
29-31 Mar 2012 Festival IberoAmericano de Teatro Bogotá (CO)
05 May 2012 CC De Werf Aalst (BE)
10-11 May 2012 Théâtre National de Nice - CDN Nice Côte d'Azur Nice (FR)
14-16 Jun 2012 Tanzhaus Nrw Die Werkstatt Düsseldorf (DE)
09-10 Jul 2012 Grec festival de Barcelona Barcelona (ES)
05-06 Oct 2012 Danseshus Stockholm (SE)
07-08 Nov 2012 Dansens Hus Oslo (NO)
20-21 Nov 2012 Fondazione Teatro Due Parma (IT)
05-08 Dec 2012 KVS Brussel (BE)


12-13 Apr 2013 Oldenburgisches Staatstheater Oldenburg (DE)
04 May 2013 Festival O Boticário na Dança Sao Paulo (BR)
06 May 2013 Festival O Boticário na Dança Rio de Janeiro (BR)
08 May 2013 Festival O Boticário na Dança Curitiba (BR)
18-19 Jun 2013 Tanec Praha Prague (CZ)
30-31 Jul 2013 Paris Quartier d'été Paris (FR)
02-05 Aug 2013 Paris Quartier d'été Paris (FR)
07 Aug 2013 Paris Quartier d'été Paris (FR)
10 Aug 2013 La Biennale Di Venezia Venice (IT)
10-11 Oct 2013 Festival Internacional de Buenos Aires Buenos Aires (AR)
16-17 Oct 2013 Festival Internacional de Artes Escénicas Montevideo (UY)
02-03 Nov 2013 LG Arts Center Seoul (KR)


28-31 Jan 2015 London International Mime Festival London (UK)
03-04 Feb 2015 STUK Kunstencentrum Leuven (BE)
08-11 Oct 2015 Melbourne Festival Melbourne (AUS)
15 Dec 2015 Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg - KVS Brussel (BE)
17-19 Dec 2015 Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg - KVS Brussel (BE)


19-20 May 2016 International Dance Festival Birmingham 2016 Birmingham (UK)
23-25 May 2016 HOME Manchester (UK)
13-14 Aug 2016 Tanz im August - Haus der Berliner Festpiele Berlin (DE)


05 May 2018 Macao Arts Festival Macau (MO)
25-26 May 2018 Teatro Arena del Sole Bologna (IT)
02-03 Jun 2018 Les Théâtres de Luxembourg Luxembourg (LU)
07-09 Jun 2018 deSingel Antwerpen (BE)