Le Jardin

This creation is a diptych comprising a film and a piece of dance theatre. The film was made in an African nightclub in Brussels. In a cabaret-like atmosphere the most diverse and unusual characters immerse themselves in the nightlife. This dream or nightmare conjures up a world without barriers. Then comes the dance, and another reality begins. In the live performance three characters from the film return in a beautifully tended garden. Both the film and the performance highlight the value of the human form, the tragedy of wasted lives.

Creation and performance: Gabriela Carrizo, Franck Chartier, Simon Versnel
Set design: Pol Heyvaert
Lighting design: Gerd Van Looy
Technical director: Yves Leirs
Sound: Sibren Hanssens

Film:
Creation and performance: Gabriela Carrizo, Franck Chartier, Rika Esser
Actors: Simon Versnel, Isnel da Silveira, Nordine Benchorf, Heloise da Costa, Louis Clément da Costa, Eurudike De Beul, Ina Geerts, Sam Louwyck, Jan Paul, Bah Mamadou Halfi, Tina Pattama Soonthara, Darryl E. Woods
Camera: Franck Chartier
Editor: Nico Leunen
Sound engineer: Peter Van Laerhoven
Sound design: Gianfranco Celestino, John Terlenka

Coproducteurs: Festival Perspectives Saarbrücken, Anno ’02 & de Kortrijkse Schouwburg, Ballet Preljocaj Centre Chorégraphique Aix-en-Provence

With the support of the Flemish authorities, Victoria, Vrij naar Marino Basso, Needcompany, Les Ballets C de la B, Claudine Grand’Henry.

REVIEWS

"A memorable piece of dance theatre."
De Morgen 07.2002

before

2002

13-15 Jun 2002 Victoria Gent (BE)
17-19 Jun 2002 Oerolfestival Terschellingen (THE NL)
22-24 Jun 2002 Festival de la Nouvelle Danse Uzès (FR)
25-28 Jul 2002 Internationaal Straattheaterfestival Gent (BE)
18-19 Sep 2002 Anno '02 Kortrijk (BE)
23 Oct 2002 Schouwburg Tilburg Tilburg (THE NL)

2003

15-16 Mar 2003 La Rose des Vents Villeneuve D'Ascq (FR)
28-29 Mar 2003 Theaterhaus Gessneralle Zürich (CH)
02-03 Apr 2003 KVS / De Bottelarij Brussel (BE)
05 Apr 2003 CC Casino Koksijde (BE)
20 May 2003 Ballet Preljocaj Aix-en-Provence (FR)
26 May 2003 Art et Caetera Ajaccio (FR)
30-31 May 2003 Tramway Glasgow (UK)
11 Jun 2003 Festival Perspectives Nouvelles Metz (FR)
13-14 Jun 2003 Festival Perspectives Nouvelles Saarbrücken (DE)
27-28 Jun 2003 Festival de la Nouvelle Danse Uzès (FR)
12-14 Jul 2003 Internationale Tanzwochen Wien Wien (AT)
25-26 Aug 2003 Noorderzonfestival Groningen (NL)
03 Oct 2003 CC De Schakel Waregem (BE)
01 Nov 2003 Schouwburg Rotterdam (NL)
11 Nov 2003 Espace Malraux Chambéry (FR)
25 Nov 2003 Theater a/h Vrijthof Maastricht (NL)
19 Dec 2003 Le Lieu Unique Nantes (FR)

2004

09 Jan 2004 Théâtre d'Arles Arles (FR)
19 Jan 2004 Equinoxe Chateauroux (FR)
20 Mar 2004 CC De Mol Lier (BE)
02 Apr 2004 La Faiencerie Creil (F)
29-30 Apr 2004 KCAF Arts Theatre Seoul (KR)
14 May 2004 Pôle Sud Strasbourg (FR)
08 Sep 2004 Tanztheater International Braunschweig (DE)
10 Nov 2004 Théâtre de Dracenie Draguignan (FR)
21-22 Nov 2004 Festival Titelles Barcelona (ES)
25-27 Nov 2004 Théâtre de la Cité Paris (FR)
29-30 Nov 2004 Théâtre de la Cité Paris (FR)
07-08 Dec 2004 La Comédie de Saint-Etienne Saint-Etienne (FR)

2005

18-19 Feb 2005 Mousonturm Frankurt Am Main (DE)
27 Feb 2005 Auditorium Parco della Musica Roma (IT)
26-27 Apr 2005 Théâtre du Merlan Marseille (FR)
03 May 2005 CC Marc Sangnier Mont-Saint-Aignan (FR)
09-10 May 2005 Fabrik Potsdam Potsdam (DE)
03 Jun 2005 Théâtre de Saint Quentin en Yvelines Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (FR)
21-25 Sep 2005 ADC Genève (CH)
06 Oct 2005 CC De Doos Hasselt (BE)
11-12 Nov 2005 Trafó Budapest (HU)

2006

14 Mar 2006 Théâtre de Sète Sète (FR)
18-19 Mar 2006 Théâtre Granit Belfort (FR)
04 May 2006 Mairie de Palaiseau Palaiseau (FR)
08-09 Jun 2006 Dance Week Festival Zagreb (HR)
05 Jul 2006 Le Cuvier de Feydeau Artigues-près-Bordeaux (FR)

2007

25-26 Apr 2007 Les Halles de Schaerbeek Brussel/Bruxelles (BE)
08 Aug 2007 Theaterfestival Boulevard 's Hertogenbosch (NL)
16 Oct 2007 Valence (FR)
13 Nov 2007 Poznan (PL)
28 Nov 2007 Hémisphère Sud La Réunion (FR)

2008

21 Jan 2008 Danse Emoi Limoges (FR)
26-27 Feb 2008 Teatro Granada (ES)
29 Feb - 01 Mar 2008 Teatro Malaga (ES)
04 Mar 2008 Teatro Central Sevilla (ES)
08 Mar 2008 Teatro Central Sevilla (ES)
26 Mar 2008 Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (FR)
23 Apr 2008 Bern (CH)
05 May 2008 La Comète Chalons-en-Champagne (FR)
18-20 May 2008 Les Abbesses Paris (FR)
03 Jun 2008 Gent (BE)
17 Jun 2008 Slovak National Theatre Nitr (SK)
25 Jun 2008 Porto (PT)
29 Aug 2008 Charleroi Danses Charleroi (BE)
08-11 Oct 2008 KVS Brussel/Bruxelles (BE)