© Herman Sorgeloos

32 rue Vandenbranden 2009

32 rue Vandenbranden, directed by Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier, takes us to a mountain landscape with only two rickety campers for shelter under a wide-open sky. We find ourselves in a small isolated community where the inhabitants are confronted with their loneliness. The focus in this creation lies on the internal forces that determine which turn the characters will take; their motives are being exposed and stripped of their consciousness. The borders between what happens in reality and what they believe that happens become blurred. They lose themselves in fear and remain trapped in their own isolation.

Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier wanted to dig into all the psychological burdens that can prevent people – even those who appear to be at total liberty to do what they want – from ever really escaping their roots, their family or their culture. One of the inspirational sources for this piece was Shohei Imamura ‘s The Ballad of Narayama where an old woman is taken to the top of mountain Narayama by her children, to die.

32 rue Vandenbranden premiered on 28 November 2009 in the Royal Flemish Theatre (KVS) in Brussels (BE). Since then, the production has been touring extensively throughout Europe, but also in Japan, South Korea, Australia, Colombia, Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.

Tour Dates

November 2009
28BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
December 2009
02BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
03BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
04BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
05BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
11SevillaTeatro Central
12SevillaTeatro Central
16GranadaTeatro Alhambra
17GranadaTeatro Alhambra
19MalagaTeatro Cánovas
20MalagaTeatro Cánovas
January 2010
22FrankfurtKünstlerhaus Mousonturm
23FrankfurtKünstlerhaus Mousonturm
February 2010
02Saint-Etienne-Du-RouvrayLe Rive Gauche
09ForbachLe Carreau
13GijónTeatro del Laboral
24Villeneuve-d’AscqLa Rose des Vents
25Villeneuve-d’AscqLa Rose des Vents
26Villeneuve-d’AscqLa Rose des Vents
March 2010
06LudwigshafenTheater im Pfalzbau
07LudwigshafenTheater im Pfalzbau
23ParisThéâtre de la Ville
24ParisThéâtre de la Ville
25ParisThéâtre de la Ville
26ParisThéâtre de la Ville
27ParisThéâtre de la Ville
30MaubeugeLe Manège
April 2010
02St. Médard en JallesLe Carré des Jalles
09LjubljanaCankarjev Dom
10LjubljanaCankarjev Dom
13BelgradeBelgrade Dance Festival
23MulhouseLa Filature, Scène Nationale
24MulhouseLa Filature, Scène Nationale
May 2010
04PamplonaTeatro Gayarre
07MurciaCentro Parraga
08MurciaCentro Parraga
15GuimarãesCentro Cultural Vila Flor
19MadridFestival de Otoño
20MadridFestival de Otoño
21MadridFestival de Otoño
22MadridFestival de Otoño
June 2010
July 2010
30DroCentrale Fies
31DroCentrale Fies
August 2010
13‘S HertogenboschTheaterfestival Boulevard
September 2010
09HannoverTanztheater International
17ZagrebZagreb World Theatre Festival
18ZagrebZagreb World Theatre Festival
29BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
30BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
October 2010
01BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
02BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
03BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
23TokyoSetagaya Public Theatre
24TokyoSetagaya Public Theatre
25TokyoSetagaya Public Theatre
30MatsumotoMatumoto Performing Arts Centre
November 2010
20HamburgSimple Life Festival
24BrugesCultuurcentrum Brugge
30ArlesThéâtre d'Arles
December 2010
03AlèsLe Cratère, scène nationale d'Alès
04AlèsLe Cratère, scène nationale d'Alès
07DunkerqueLe Bâteau Feu
February 2011
03MarseilleLe Merlan
04MarseilleLe Merlan
05MarseilleLe Merlan
09BesançonScène Nationale de Besançon
10BesançonScène Nationale de Besançon
17ValenceLa Comedie de Valence
18ValenceLa Comedie de Valence
26RomeAuditorium Parco della Music
27RomeAuditorium Parco della Music
March 2011
03Esch-sur-AlzetteThéâter d'Esch
04Esch-sur-AlzetteThéâter d'Esch
08AlfortvilleBiennale Nationale de Danse CDC Val de Marne
11Châlons-en-ChampagneLa Comête
18DresdenHELLERAU - European Center for the Arts
19DresdenHELLERAU - European Center for the Arts
22LimogesThéâtre de l'union
23LimogesThéâtre de l'union
24LimogesThéâtre de l'union
25LimogesThéâtre de l'union
April 2011
06GenkC-mine Cultuurcentrum
09LouviersScène Nationale de Louviers
19NantesLe Lieu Unique
20NantesLe Lieu Unique
May 2011
05AmsterdamInternationaal Theater Amsterdam
11ToursThéâtre Olympia
12ToursThéâtre Olympia
13ToursThéâtre Olympia
20CharleroiCharleroi Danses
21CharleroiCharleroi Danses
June 2011
07QuimperThéâtre de Cornouaille
08QuimperThéâtre de Cornouaille
February 2012
23Saint-Denis (Reunion)Théâtre de Champ-Fleuri
24Saint-Denis (Reunion)Théâtre de Champ-Fleuri
March 2012
24BogotáFestival Iberoamericano de Teatro
25BogotáFestival Iberoamericano de Teatro
26BogotáFestival Iberoamericano de Teatro
27BogotáFestival Iberoamericano de Teatro
29BogotáFestival Iberoamericano de Teatro
30BogotáFestival Iberoamericano de Teatro
31BogotáFestival Iberoamericano de Teatro
May 2012
05AalstCC De Werf
10NiceThéâtre National de Nice
11NiceThéâtre National de Nice
June 2012
14DüsseldorfTanzhaus nrw
15DüsseldorfTanzhaus nrw
16DüsseldorfTanzhaus nrw
July 2012
09BarcelonaGrec Festival de Barcelona
10BarcelonaGrec Festival de Barcelona
October 2012
05StockholmDansens Hus
06StockholmDansens Hus
November 2012
07OsloDansens Hus
08OsloDansens Hus
20ParmaFondazione Teatro Due
21ParmaFondazione Teatro Due
December 2012
05BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
06BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
07BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
08BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
April 2013
12OldenburgOldenburgisches Staatstheater
13OldenburgOldenburgisches Staatstheater
May 2013
04São PauloFestival O Boticário na Dança
06Rio de JaneiroFestival O Boticário na Dança
08CuritibaFestival O Boticário na Dança
June 2013
18PragueTanec Praha
19PragueTanec Praha
July 2013
30ParisFestival Paris L'Eté
31ParisFestival Paris L'Eté
August 2013
02ParisFestival Paris L'Eté
03ParisFestival Paris L'Eté
04ParisFestival Paris L'Eté
05ParisFestival Paris L'Eté
07ParisFestival Paris L'Eté
10VeniceLa Biennale di Venezia
October 2013
10Buenos AiresFestival Internacional de Buenos Aires
11Buenos AiresFestival Internacional de Buenos Aires
16MontevideoFestival Internacional de Artes Escénicas
17MontevideoFestival Internacional de Artes Escénicas
November 2013
02SeoulLG Arts Center
03SeoulLG Arts Center
January 2015
28LondonLondon International Mime Festival
29LondonLondon International Mime Festival
30LondonLondon International Mime Festival
31LondonLondon International Mime Festival
February 2015
October 2015
08MelbourneMelbourne Festival
09MelbourneMelbourne Festival
10MelbourneMelbourne Festival
11MelbourneMelbourne Festival
December 2015
15BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
17BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
18BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
19BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
May 2016
19BirminghamBirmingham International Dance Festival
20BirminghamBirmingham International Dance Festival
August 2016
13BerlinTanz im August
14BerlinTanz im August
May 2018
05MacauMacao Arts Festival
25BolognaTeatro Arena del Sole
26BolognaTeatro Arena del Sole
June 2018
02LuxembourgLes Théâtres de la ville de Luxembourg
03LuxembourgLes Théâtres de la ville de Luxembourg
November 2019
20New YorkNext Wave Festival
21New YorkNext Wave Festival
22New YorkNext Wave Festival
23New YorkNext Wave Festival

Concept and direction: Gabriela Carrizo, Franck Chartier
Dance and creation: Jos Baker, Eurudike De Beul, Marie Gyselbrecht, Hun-Mok Jung, Maria Carolina Vieira (before : Sabine Molenaar), Seoljin Kim
Dramaturgy: Hildegard De Vuyst, Nico Leunen
Rehearsal assistant: Diane Fourdrignier
Sound composition : Juan Carlos Tolosa, Glenn Vervliet
Set design: Peeping Tom, Nele Dirckx, Yves Leirs, Frederik Liekens
Construction set: KVS-atelier, Frederik Liekens
Lighting design: Filip Timmerman, Yves Leirs
Costumes: Diane Fourdrignier, HyoJung Jang
Technical director: Filip Timmerman

Coproducers: KVS Brussel, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt Am Main, Le Rive Gauche Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, La Rose des Vents Villeneuve D’Ascq, Theaterfestival Boulevard ‘s-Hertogenbosch / Theater aan de Parade / Verkadefabriek, Theaterhaus Gessnerallee Zürich, Cankarjev Dom Ljubljana, Charleroi/Danses


"Dance is essential for us."
Le Quotidien (Interview Franck Chartier)  31/05/2018
"Time, images and searching according to Peeping Tom."
Teatro e Critica (Interview Franck Chartier)  25/05/2018
"A great people's theater, in perfect balance of tragedy and comedy" **** (4 stars)
Kulturradio vom rbb  15/08/2016
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Awards and nominations

2015 Winner ‘Best new dance production’ – Olivier Awards London
2013 Best Dance Production of the year 2013, by Brazilian magazine Guia Folha (São Paulo)