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Kind 2019

In Kind, directed by Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier, we enter a distant and out of joint universe littered by somber fairy tales and magic. We find ourselves in a somber forest at the foot of menacing cliffs, a world that precedes good and evil, in which no limits have been set yet. With infantile tics and gestures, a girl who is far too large riding a bike that is far too small for her leads us into her universe on the fraying borders of the unconscious. A state where the earth speaks, where children grow on trees, and where strange events spark curiosity rather than alarming anyone.

After Vader (2014) and Moeder (2016), Kind is the third part of Peeping Tom’s family trilogy that explores the themes or memory, recollections, and the tragic search for links. In Kind, Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier explore the sources of psychosis from the point of view of the child.

The piece delves into themes such as violence, the paradox between the real and the fake, the other, trauma, all from the question on identity. To a large extent, the environment we grow up in and the people who surround us determine the person we become. The same holds in Kind. The child reflects her environment, but she also resists it – precisely in order to be able to establish her own identity. In this duality, Kind questions the perverse aspects of identity formation.

Read The Roots of Violence, a text written by Lieve Dierckx on Kind

Tour Dates

April 2019
23LuxembourgLes Théâtres de la ville de Luxembourg
24LuxembourgLes Théâtres de la ville de Luxembourg
May 2019
11Palma de MallorcaTeatre Principal
17SevillaTeatro Central
18SevillaTeatro Central
22Villeneuve-d’AscqLa Rose des Vents
23Villeneuve-d’AscqLa Rose des Vents
24Villeneuve-d’AscqLa Rose des Vents
June 2019
12ToulouseThéâtredelaCité
13ToulouseThéâtredelaCité
14ToulouseThéâtredelaCité
July 2019
05CologneSchauspiel Köln
06CologneSchauspiel Köln
07CologneSchauspiel Köln
11BarcelonaTeatre Nacional de Catalunya
12BarcelonaTeatre Nacional de Catalunya
August 2019
25VordingborgWaves Festival
26VordingborgWaves Festival
September 2019
01HannoverTanztheater International
13GenevaFestival La Bâtie
14GenevaFestival La Bâtie
20PlovdivOne Dance Week
21PlovdivOne Dance Week
27Reggio EmiliaFestival Aperto/Fondazione I Teatri
28Reggio EmiliaFestival Aperto/Fondazione I Teatri
October 2019
01TorinoTorinodanza
17BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
18BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
19BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
23BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
24BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
25BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
31BrugesCultuurcentrum
November 2019
07ZurichGessnerallee
08ZurichGessnerallee
December 2019
04OrleansCDN
05OrleansCDN
11CaenThéâtre de Caen
12CaenThéâtre de Caen
January 2020
14DunkerqueLe Bâteau Feu
16KortrijkStadsschouwburg
23LondonLondon International Mime Festival
24LondonLondon International Mime Festival
25LondonLondon International Mime Festival
29ParisThéâtre de la Ville/MAC Créteil
30ParisThéâtre de la Ville/MAC Créteil
31ParisThéâtre de la Ville/MAC Créteil
February 2020
05LorientThéâtre de Lorient
06LorientThéâtre de Lorient
13AntwerpdeSingel (Cancelled)
14AntwerpdeSingel (Cancelled)
15AntwerpdeSingel (Cancelled)
April 2020
01LeuvenSTUK (Cancelled)
02LeuvenSTUK (Cancelled)
14ChambéryMalraux, Scène Nationale Chambéry Savoie (Cancelled)
15ChambéryMalraux, Scène Nationale Chambéry Savoie (Cancelled)
23MadridTeatros del Canal (Cancelled)
24MadridTeatros del Canal (Cancelled)
25MadridTeatros del Canal (Cancelled)
26MadridTeatros del Canal (Cancelled)
29AlbiScène Nationale d'Albi (Cancelled)
30AlbiScène Nationale d'Albi (Cancelled)
May 2020
07ValenciaTeatre Principal (Cancelled)
08ValenciaTeatre Principal (Cancelled)
12MaubeugeLe Manège (Cancelled)
19WiesbadenMaifestspiele Festival (Cancelled)
28UtrechtStadsschouwburg (Cancelled)
30GroningenSPOT/Stadsschouwburg (Cancelled)
June 2020
05GhentVooruit (Cancelled)
06GhentVooruit (Cancelled)
15KuopioKuopio Dance Festival (Cancelled)
16KuopioKuopio Dance Festival (Cancelled)
26ZagrebZagreb World Theatre Festival (Cancelled)
27ZagrebZagreb World Theatre Festival (Cancelled)
September 2020
24BaselKaserne Basel
25BaselKaserne Basel
October 2020
03GenkC-mine Cultuurcentrum
16Cergy-PontoisePoints communs
17Cergy-PontoisePoints communs
November 2020
28Sint-NiklaasCC Sint-Niklaas
December 2020
01ValenciaFestival 10 Sentidos
02ValenciaFestival 10 Sentidos
January 2021
12LyonMaison de la Danse
13LyonMaison de la Danse
28NiceThéâtre National de Nice
29NiceThéâtre National de Nice
February 2021
06DilbeekWestrand
24BordeauxTnBA
25BordeauxTnBA
26BordeauxTnBA

Concept and direction
Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier

Creation and performance
Eurudike De Beul, Maria Carolina Vieira, Marie Gyselbrecht, Brandon Lagaert, Hun-Mok Jung, Yi-Chun Liu

Artistic assistance
Lulu Tikovsky

Sound composition and arrangements
Raphaëlle Latini, Hjorvar Rognvaldsson, Renaud Crols, Annalena Fröhlich, Fhun Gao, Peeping Tom

Sound mixing
Yannick Willockx, Peeping Tom

Light design
Amber Vandenhoeck, Sinan Poffyn (intern), Peeping Tom

Costumes
Lulu Tikovsky, Yi-chun Liu, Nina Lopez Le Galliard (intern), Peeping Tom

Set design
Justine Bougerol, Peeping Tom

Construction set
KVS-atelier, Flora Facto, Peeping Tom

Props
Nina Lopez Le Galliard (intern), Silvio Palomo (intern)

Technical direction
Filip Timmerman

Light engineer
Hadrien Lefaure

Sound engineer
Hjorvar Rognvaldsson

Production
Peeping Tom

Production partners
KVS – Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg (Brussels), Teatre Nacional de Catalunya/Grec Festival de Barcelona, Theater im Pfalzbau (Ludwigshafen)

Co-production
Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, deSingel (Antwerp), Maison de la Culture de Bourges, Festival Aperto/Fondazione I Teatri (Reggio Emilia), La Rose des Vents (Villeneuve d’Ascq), Théâtre de Caen, Théâtre de la Ville Paris/Maison des Arts de Créteil (Paris), Gessnerallee Zurich, Julidans Amsterdam, La Bâtie – Festival de Genève, Le Manège (Maubeuge)

Sales
Frans Brood Productions

Kind is being created with the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government.

Peeping Tom wishes to thank Heloïse da Costa, Theater FroeFroe, Institut del Teatre, Jan Daems, Leen Mertens, Uma Victoria Chartier, Ina Peeters and all extras: Farners, Eva, Elmo, Vera, Roger, Raisa, Mercè, Xefo, Amadeo, Rita, Gloria, Ariadne, Jonah, Sille, Leandro, Flo, Grace, Luke, Lucie, Cyril, Jill, Jan, An, Octavia, Germaine

Press

"The choreography is inventive and mixes different universes, from futurist to primitive. […] All the ingredients are there for a unique and surpising moment."
Toute la Culture  03/02/2020
"Peeping Tom […] surprises us once more, by their inventions. Not to miss."
Théâtre du Blog  02/02/2020
"This landscape of the untamed imagination may be about childhood, but Child is not a children’s show. You’ll leave wanting to treat children not just with care, but with caution." **** (4 stars)
The Guardian  23/01/2020
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