Le Salon

Le Salon marks the second part of a trilogy that started with Le Jardin in 2002 and ended with Le Sous Sol in 2007. Le Salon was created collectively by the performers and premiered on 4 November 2004 at La Rose des Vents (Villeneuve d'Ascq, FR). The piece toured worldwide from 2004 until 2009, in Europe, South Korea and Australia.

This piece shows the mental, physical and financial decay of what was once a wealthy family. The aristocratic grandfather, a cornerstone of the family, unconsciously drags his children along with him as he tries to keep up appearances. Set in a once opulent drawing room - now a symbolic glory hole - he slowly loses control of his house, his bladder and - ultimately - his mind. The househould he once led is now run by his offspring, who treat him as shabbily as they treat one another. Inspiration for Le Salon came from Le Salon de Musique from Satyajit Ray.

With Le Salon, Peeping Tom won the French "Prix du Meilleur Spectacle de Danse de l'Année 2005" and the "Montblanc Young Directors Award 2007" at the Festival of Salzburg (AT). In 2007, the production was awarded the 'Patrons Circle Award' during the International Arts Festival in Melbourne, Australia.

Creation and performance: Gabriela Carrizo, Franck Chartier, Eurudike De Beul, Simon Versnel, Samuel Lefeuvre, Uma Chartier
Dramaturgy: Nico Leunen, Viviane De Muynck
Set design: Pol Heyvaert
Lighting design: Gerd van Looy
Sound design: Glenn Vevliet
Musicians: Carl Verbraeken, John Terlenka, Johannes Paulus Thiecke, Dimitri Timbremont, Wim Baeck
Acoustic recording: Jarek Frankowski
Sound engineer: Philippe Beloul
Technical director: Yves Leirs
Technician: Frederik Liekens
Coproducers: Tramway Glasgow, La Rose des Vents-Scène Nationale de Villeneuve d’Ascq, Le Réseau France des CDC

REVIEWS

"Their movements are extreme and acrobatic in style, involving fantastic gyrations, flips and splits."
ArtsHub 27.10.2009 (in English)

"Peeping Tom assays desolating subject matter with the lightest of comic touches."
The Age Australia 24.10.2009 (in English)

"High quality dance theatre."
Adc 05.2005 (in French)

"In this sitting room that reveals itself as the mirror of our lives, ghosts dance between the unbearable lightness of being and the intolerable precariousness of existence."
Quimper 17.10.2005 (in French)

"Told through a combination of theatrical performance, dance, movement and song, the production offers a form of total theatre we see only rarely on the British stage."
Sunday Herald 15.05.2005 (in English)

"Like a delirious puff, the dance wells up with a brutal virtuosity."
Le Monde 17.02.2005 (in French)

"The peculiar universe of the errant members of the family is of a painful humour."
NRC Handelsblad 11.12.2004 (in Dutch)

"Everything is real, so right and beautifully interpreted."
Libération 06.11.2004 (in French)

before

2004

04-06 Nov 2004 La Rose des Vents Villeneuve d'Ascq (FR)
09 Nov 2004 Théâtre de Dracenie Draguignan (FR)
03 Dec 2004 CC Casino Koksijde (BE)
10 Dec 2004 Schouwburg Rotterdam (NL)
14 Dec 2004 Le Lieu Unique Nantes (FR)

2005

18-19 Jan 2005 Pôle Sud Strasbourg (FR)
27 Jan 2005 CC Be Berchem (BE)
29 Jan 2005 CDC Toulouse Toulouse (FR)
14 Feb 2005 Théâtre de la Cité (Festival Ile de Danse) Paris (FR)
16 Feb 2005 Théâtre d'Arles (Les Hivernales d'Avignon) Arles (FR)
06 Mar 2005 Festival Art Danse Bourgogne Dijon (FR)
08-09 Mar 2005 KVS Brussel/Bruxelles (BE)
01 Apr 2005 Le Kremlin-Bicêtre (Biennale de Danse) Val de Marne (FR)
28-29 Apr 2005 Théâtre du Merlan Marseille (FR)
12-14 May 2005 Tramway Glasgow (UK)
18 Jun 2005 Festival de Nouvelle Danse Uzès (FR)
06 Jul 2005 Julidans Amsterdam (NL)
12 Aug 2005 Impulztanz Wenen (AT)
08 Sep 2005 Tanz Performance Köln (DE)
10 Sep 2005 Tanztheater International Hannover (DE)
11 Oct 2005 Centre Culturel Agora Boulazac (FR)
13 Oct 2005 Le Cuvier de Feydeau Antiques-près-Bordeaux (FR)
15 Oct 2005 Scène National de Quimper Quimper (FR)
18 Oct 2005 Le Préau Vire (FR)
20 Oct 2005 Théâtre Maxime Gorki Petit-Quévilly (FR)
22 Oct 2005 Scène Nationale de Dieppe Dieppe (FR)
28 Oct 2005 CC St-Niklaas St-Niklaas (BE)
03 Nov 2005 Théâtre Duchamp-Villon Rouen (FR)
08-09 Nov 2005 KVS Brussel/Bruxelles (BE)
25 Nov 2005 Théâtre du Muselet Châlons-en-Champagne (FR)
29 Nov 2005 Fontenay-en-scène Fontenay-sous-Bois (FR)
02 Dec 2005 Stadsschouwburg Groningen Groningen (NL)
08 Dec 2005 CC De Werf Aalst (BE)

2006

05-07 Jan 2006 Théâtre de la Ville Paris (FR)
09-10 Jan 2006 Théâtre de la Ville Paris (FR)
12-13 Jan 2006 Ballet Preljocaj Aix-en-Provence (FR)
19 Jan 2006 CC De Warande Turnhout (BE)
27-28 Jan 2006 Teatro Central Sevilla (ES)
03-04 Mar 2006 Dansens Hus Stockholm (SE)
08 Mar 2006 CC De Doos Hasselt (BE)
16 Mar 2006 Théâtre de Sète Sète (FR)
21-22 Mar 2006 L'Hexagone Meylan (FR)
24 Mar 2006 Le Parvis Tarbes (FR)
28-31 Mar 2006 Théâtre Nationale de Bretagne Rennes (FR)
04 Apr 2006 Théâtre L'Agora Evry (FR)
06-07 Apr 2006 Scène Nationale de Poitiers Poitiers (FR)
11-14 Apr 2006 Théâtre de L'Espace Besançon (FR)
28-29 Apr 2006 Auditorium Parco della Musica Roma (IT)
02 May 2006 Le Bateau Feu Dunkerque (FR)
09 May 2006 Théâtre Romain Rolland Villejuif (FR)
11 May 2006 L'Esplanade Saint-Etienne (FR)
13 May 2006 Théâtre de L'Oliviers Istres (FR)
16 May 2006 Espace Malraux Chambéry (FR)
18-21 May 2006 ADC Genève (CH)
23 May 2006 Espace Culturel L'Onde Vélizy-Villacoublay (FR)
26 May 2006 Stadsschouwburg Eindhoven (NL)
31 May - 01 Jun 2006 MODAFE Seoul (KR)
20-21 Jun 2006 Gessnerallee Zürich (CH)
28 Jun - 02 Jul 2006 Theater Heilbronn Heilbronn (DE)
07-08 Jul 2006 Festival Rayons Frais Tours (FR)
20-21 Jul 2006 Kalamata Dance Centre Kalamata (EL)
15-16 Sep 2006 Trafó Budapest (HU)
04-05 Oct 2006 Mercat les Flors - Festival TensDansa Barcelona (ES)
12 Oct 2006 CC De Spil Roeselare (BE)
14 Oct 2006 Schouwburg Kunstmin Dordrecht (NL)
20 Oct 2006 Les Eclats Saintes (FR)
27-28 Oct 2006 Dansescenen Kopenhagen (DK)
17-18 Nov 2006 Teatro Malaga (ES)
21-22 Nov 2006 Teatro Granada (ES)
30 Nov 2006 Schouwburg Alkmaar (NL)
09 Dec 2006 Schouwburg Amstelveen (NL)

2007

28-29 Apr 2007 Les Halles de Schaerbeek Brussel/Bruxelles (BE)
31 Jul - 01 Aug 2007 Salzburger Festspiele Salzburg (AT)
05-06 Aug 2007 Salzburger Festspiele Salzburg (AT)
09 Aug 2007 Theaterfestival Boulevard 's Hertogenbosch (NL)
18 Oct 2007 Valence (FR)
20 Oct 2007 Bremen (DE)
15 Nov 2007 Poznan (PL)
20 Nov 2007 Dôle (FR)

2008

22-23 Jan 2008 Danse Emoi Linoges (FR)
29 Jan 2008 Le Manège La Roche-sur-Yvon (FR)
05-08 Mar 2008 Teatro Central Sevilla (ES)
27 Mar 2008 Théâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (FR)
11-12 May 2008 Cankarjev Dom Ljubljana (SI)
30 May 2008 Charleroi Danse Charleroi (BE)
15-18 Oct 2008 KVS Brussel/Bruxelles
13-14 Nov 2008 Théâtre de Namur Namur (BE)

2009

24 Apr 2009 Bern (CH)
22-25 May 2009 Les Abbesses Paris (FR)
04 Jun 2009 Gent (BE)
26 Jun 2009 Porto (PT)
22 Jul 2009 Kalamate (EL)
22-24 Oct 2009 Melbourne (AU)