Kind (Child) (2019) is the third part of a family trilogy that started in 2014 with Vader – directed by Franck Chartier – followed by Moeder (Mother) (2016) by Gabriela Carrizo. For Kind (Child), they both take up the role of director. The creation period for Kind is planned between autumn 2018 and spring 2019, with the world premiere in April 2019.
The basis for Kind is the perspective of the child and children’s internal and external world. Every action is driven by how children see the world, by their fears and desires. The choreographers investigate how a child’s perspective changes as it grows and develops itself on its way to adolescence and adulthood, with all the associated choices, pressures, fears, doubts and physical changes, and how this translates into gestures and body language.
At the same time, Carrizo and Chartier look at how children express fears due to a lack of (parental) framework to hold on to. What happens in traumatic situations, in which the perceptions of the body are seemingly anaesthetized? How do children handle their quest for truth? And how do they organize their world through fantasy, role playing or imitations, to master certain situations or dynamics? The shifts and transformations in space and time – typical of the work of Peeping Tom – will also be prominently present in Kind.
Theater im Pfalzbau (Ludwigshafen) and Performing Arts Center Taipei are principal partners in the creation of the Vader – Moeder – Kind-trilogy. Other coproducers include Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Festival Aperto/Fondazione I Teatri (Reggio Emilia, IT), GREC Festival de Barcelona (ES) and the Royal Flemish Theatre – KVS (Brussels, BE). Peeping Tom is currently looking for further partnerships for Kind.
Photo: © Diane Fourdrignier