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Diptych: The missing door and The lost room 2020

In Diptych: The missing door and The lost room, several characters are evolving in spaces from which they cannot escape. They set out to seek an ideal, they left with a dream and with hope. Now, they keep wandering throughout a mysterious and macabre labyrinth in which they are lost. The characters live between reality and what’s imagined, guided by natural forces that lead them to an uncertain destiny. Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier create a disturbing, dark and enclosed world – typical in the work of Peeping Tom, while at the same time putting a unique and extreme language of movement and performance at the centre of the pieces.

Each part of the diptych has its own unique setting and evokes a film set. The missing door is set in a room or hallway filled with doors that won’t open. The action in The lost room happens in a cabin on a ship, focusing on the interior world of the characters. The scenic changes between the piece are carried out in plain sight and become a part of the performance, as if it were a live film editing.

In this new creation, Peeping Tom is reimagining the two short pieces and adapting them from the originals created between 2013 and 2015 by Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier with Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT 1).

Tour Dates

July 2020
19BarcelonaGrec Festival de Barcelona
20BarcelonaGrec Festival de Barcelona
August 2020
29KalamataKalamata Dance Festival
30KalamataKalamata Dance Festival
October 2020
24BernDampfzentrale Bern (Cancelled)
25BernDampfzentrale Bern (Cancelled)
January 2021
06ParisOpéra de Paris (Postponed)
07ParisOpéra de Paris (Postponed)
08ParisOpéra de Paris (Postponed)
09ParisOpéra de Paris (Postponed)
10ParisOpéra de Paris (Postponed)
March 2021
04Vélizy-VillacoublayL'Onde (Postponed)
05Vélizy-VillacoublayL'Onde (Postponed)
April 2021
09BelgradeBelgrade Dance Festival
10BelgradeBelgrade Dance Festival
June 2021
18GroningenSPOT/Stadsschouwburg (Postponed)
1819:00PermDiaghilev Festival
1919:00PermDiaghilev Festival

Concept and direction
Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier

Konan Dayot, Fons Dhossche, Lauren Langlois, Panos Malactos, Alejandro Moya, Fanny Sage, Eliana Stragapede, Wan-Lun Yu

Artistic assistance
Thomas Michaux

Sound composition and arrangements
Raphaëlle Latini, Ismaël Colombani, Annalena Fröhlich, Louis-Clément Da Costa

Light design
Tom Visser

Set design
Gabriela Carrizo, Justine Bougerol

Costume design
Seoljin Kim, Yi-chun Liu, Louis-Clément Da Costa

Confection costumes
Sara van Meer, Lulu Tikovsky, Wu Bingyan (intern)

Technical coordination
Pjotr Eijckenboom (creation), Giuliana Rienzi (tour)

Bram Geldhof (lights), Tim Thielemans (sound)

Stage management
Giuliana Rienzi (stage manager), Clement Michaux (stage assistant)

Production intern
Lisa Gunstone, Robin Appels

Peeping Tom

Opéra National de Paris, Opéra de Lille, Tanz Köln, Göteborg Dance and Theatre Festival, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, deSingel Antwerp, GREC Festival de Barcelona, Festival Aperto/Fondazione I Teatri (Reggio Emilia), Torinodanza Festival/Teatro Stabile di Torino – Teatro Nazionale (Turin), Dampfzentrale Bern, Oriente Occidente Dance Festival (Rovereto)

Diptych: The missing door and The lost room was created with the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government.

Based upon Adrift, created with the dancers of NDT I: Chloe Albaret, Lydia Bustinduy, César Faria Fernandes, Fernando Hernando Magadan/Spencer Dickhaus, Anna Hermann, Anne Jung, Marne Van Opstal, Roger van der Poel, Meng-ke Wu, Ema Yuasa/Rena Narumi


"Peeping Tom follows in the footsteps of theater dance or dance theater with a dramatic conception rich in suggestions and hints. [...] A real universe traversed by the magic of movement and the unexpected."
Ara.cat  21/07/2020
"[The piece], in which there is no lack of black humor, seems to pay tribute to David Lynch with its atmosphere and with its enigmatic and seductive scenes."
El Periodico  21/07/2020
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