Interview with Franck Chartier for NTR

In a new in-depth interview with Dutch tv NTR, choreographer Franck Chartier talks about inspiration, creating Peeping Tom with Gabriela Carrizo, how he started as a dancer and about his work on Vader and collaborations with Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT).

The full interview is available on Vimeo

Peeping Tom in Tout le Baz'Art

RTBF (Belgian francophone national television) recently visited Peeping Tom for Tout le Baz’Art, a programme in which Belgian artists invite presenter Hadja Lahbib into their world. For Peeping Tom, choreographers Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier introduced her to dancers Samuel Lefeuvre and Florencia Demestri, filmmaker Fien Troch, artist and performer Leo De Beul, and many others.

Watch the full episode here

Moeder (Mother) - press review

"Moeder (Mother)’s imagery is a brilliant mix of naturalistic observation and weirdness, sometimes gruesome and often very funny."
The Independent 29.01.2018 (in English)

"Riveting, imaginative dance theatre that explores the uncanny side of motherhood." **** (4 stars)
The Stage 25.01.2018 (in English)

"Their productions swirl with strange, surreal images. They swing from silly to unsettling in a few steps, until audiences are bamboozled. These are shows that refuse to be shaken off."
The Guardian 09.01.2018 (in English)

"The company manages to hypnotize the audience again and again. Apparent irrationality and surreal scenes, in which an almost slapstick humour is surprising, form a kind of nightmare that disturbs and fascinates at the same time."
Dresdner Kulturmagazin 09.12.2017 (in German)

"Gabriela Carrizo’s direction induces a dream state. She goes to work on your subconscious. […] Seeing Moeder, I struggled to remember the last time I felt so brilliantly all at sea in a theatre."
What’s on Stage 05.09.2017 (in English)

"In seemingly banal settings - a retirement home for Vader, an apartment-museum in Moeder - which form the vertebral column of the evolution of the characters, the spectacular excesses formidably encircled by Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier attest to the aesthetic and human scale of their vision since their beginnings."
Le Monde 25.01.2017 (in French)

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Tour dates

Moeder

27-28 Feb 2018 Les Treize Arches Brive (FR)
16-17 Mar 2018 Teatros del Canal Madrid (ES)
29 Mar 2018 Le Bâteau Feu Dunkerque (FR)
06 Apr 2018 Theater aan het Vrijthof Maastricht (NL)

Vader

01-02 Apr 2018 Belgrade Dance Festival Belgrade (RS)
13-14 Apr 2018 Pavillon Noir Aix-en-Provence (FR)
14 May 2018 Stadsschouwburg Groningen (NL)

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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)

workshops

17 Mar 2018 TAI Transforming Arts Institute Madrid (ES)
17 Mar 2018 Teatros del Canal Madrid (ES)
17 Mar 2018 TAI Transforming Arts Institute Madrid (ES)
18 Mar 2018 TAI Transforming Arts Institute Madrid (ES)
25 Mar 2018 Le Bateau Feu Dunkerque (FR)
12 Apr 2018 Le Pavillon Noir Aix-en-Provence (FR)
03 May 2018 Macau Conservatory Macau (MO)
03 May 2018 Macau Conservatory Macau (MO)
19-25 Nov 2018 Art Factory International Bologna (IT)

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