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Marie Gyselbrecht

Marie joined Peeping Tom in 2008. La Visita is her eighth production with the company, following 32 rue Vandenbranden, A Louer, Vader, The Land, Moeder, Kind and Dido & Aeneas. In 2017, Marie also performed in Chef de Corps, directed by Raphaëlle Latini. In addition, she directed Taverne, a dance-theatre performance with Hotel Col-lectiu Escènic which premiered in June 2018 at Sala Hiroshima in Barcelona. In 2020, she will direct (un)NEST(able) (working title), a site-specific performance in Barcelona to be shown on several festivals in Catalonia.

Aside from her work for the stage, Marie was part of the short film Drôle d’Oiseau (2015), which won several prices at international filmfestivals, and of the feature film Mijn vader is een saucisse (2019). Both films were directed by Anouk Fortunier. Marie has a keen interest in photography and visual art. Her installation Waiting Room – A life in Transit was shown at the Brussels’ gallery weekend and on tour with Peeping Tom. 

Marie started performing and touring internationally as a teenager, in Alain Platel and Arne Sierens’ Allemaal Indiaan, and in 1997 her solo was nominated for Best Belgian Dance Solo, an award organised by Victoria and Alain Platel. She graduated from the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in 2005; in 2004, she co- founded Collectiv.At, a Belgium-based collective whose productions toured internationally, and whose first performance, Quien soy es, won the first prize at the Jóvenes Artistas contest in Spain.

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