32 rue Vandenbranden back in the UK
After its UK stage debut in January 2015 at London MIME Festival/Barbican Theatre - and the subsequent Olivier Award win in the category 'Best New Dance Production' - Peeping Tom brings 32 rue Vandenbranden back to the United Kingdom. On May 19 & 20, we play the International Dance Festival Birmingham. The week after, 32 rue Vandenbranden travels to Manchester where it plays the brand new HOME complex, on May 23, 24 & 25.
A Louer nominated for a Premio de la Critica
After last year's win with Vader - in the category 'Best International Dance Production' - A Louer (For Rent) is now in the running as well for a Premio de la Crítica 2015 in the same category. Every year, the Barcelona Critics Awards celebrate the highlights of the past theatrical season in Catalunya / Barcelona. A Louer made it to this year's shortlist after having played the GREC Festival (in Mercat de les Flors) in July 2015. Apart from A Louer, the jury - which consists of critics - also selected Needcompany's The Blind Poet as well as Swan Lake by The English National Ballet. The winner will be announced on the 20th of March, at a ceremony in Barcelona.
Next to this, Seoljin Kim, one of the cast members in A Louer, has recently been awarded the title of 'Performer of the Year 2015' by the Korean Ministry of Culture, and he also received a 'Dance Arts Award' from Changmu Arts Center for his role in the piece, which opened SPAF - Seoul Performing Arts Festival in October 2015.
On the menu for 2016
In 2016, Peeping Tom will continue touring Vader (Father) - catch us in France, Belgium, Sweden or Poland - and 32 rue Vandenbranden (UK). January brings a new chance to see the ensemble of Residenztheater in action in The Land, in Munich (DE). In April, we head back to the studio to start rehearsals for Moeder (Mother), a creation directed by Gabriela Carrizo with a premiere in Theater im Pfalzbau (Ludwigshafen, DE) on the 29th of September 2016.
Belgian premiere The lost room / The missing door at deSingel
October 1st 2015 marked the world premiere of The lost room by Franck Chartier, in The Hague. It is the second time one of the artistic leaders of Peeping Tom joins forces with NDT1, after Gabriela Carrizo's The missing door in 2013. The missing door and The lost room continue touring The Netherlands in October-November in the frame of "Start Again", a night which also features Stop-Motion by Paul Lightfoot and Sol Leon. The Belgian premiere takes place on November 28 and 29 at deSingel, Antwerp. Below what the press has to say about this collaboration between Franck Chartier and the dancers of Nederlands Dans Theater :
"The first highlight of the new season." ***** (5 stars)
NRC Handelsblad on The lost room 09.10.2015 (in Dutch)
"A vigorous example of surreal dance horror." **** (4 stars)
de Volkskrant on The lost room & The missing door 03.10.2015 (in Dutch)
32 rue Vandenbranden wins an Olivier Award
32 rue Vandenbranden wins an Olivier Award in the category Best New Dance Production. The prize is a shared one, with 'Juliet and Romeo' by Mats Ek / Royal Swedish Ballet.
KONTAKT - International Theatre Festival