S 62° 58’, W 60° 39’ 2023

         To the fathers I keep staging

The wreck of a sailboat, a vast icy landscape on the background and a crew of hopeless survivors. S 62° 58’, W 60° 39’ starts with an impossible and frightening situation: to survive. To go back to the life they knew. It is unclear how they got stuck in this predicament. Their GPS coordinates – S 62° 58’, W 60° 39’ – indicate their precise location in the Arctic water of Deception Island. But before we get any answers, a performer adresses the director. The story falls apart to reveal something else, a delicate trauma that has fueled the director’s oeuvre. A trauma the performers do not want to play anymore.

In Franck Chartier’s newest creation, fragility takes center stage. A search for truth and authentic emotions takes everyone past their limits. The performers lay bare their emotions and lives, but also fight against the director’s push to go even deeper. After years of sacrifice, willing or forced, they start to wonder what would happen if they refused. Fiction and reality are ruptured in an attempt to escape the vicious cycles of violence. Performers try to stage a revolution, an end to everything, a new beginning. But that might just be another work of fiction.

In a constant rewinding and repeating process of rehearsing trauma, set against an unrelenting Arctic landscape, S 62° 58’, W 60° 39’ touches on new discussions about what we want to create on stage in this day and age. Is this the only way we can process our traumas? What poetry do we want to leave behind? What message? Or should we actually stop creating for once? Should the director let go of it all?

Tour Dates

September 2023
20LyonBiennale de la Danse
21LyonBiennale de la Danse
22LyonBiennale de la Danse
October 2023
05MadridTeatros del Canal
06MadridTeatros del Canal
07MadridTeatros del Canal
08MadridTeatros del Canal
13SevillaTeatro Central
14SevillaTeatro Central
19LuxembourgLes Théâtres de la ville de Luxembourg
20LuxembourgLes Théâtres de la ville de Luxembourg
24TorinoTorinodanza
25TorinoTorinodanza
28Reggio EmiliaFestival Aperto/Fondazione I Teatri
29Reggio EmiliaFestival Aperto/Fondazione I Teatri
December 2023
08KölnTanz Koln
09KölnTanz Koln
January 2024
23RomeTeatro di Roma
24RomeTeatro di Roma
25RomeTeatro di Roma
February 2024
13BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
14BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
15BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
16BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
17BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
March 2024
14Espoo&
15Espoo&
16Espoo&
April 2024
03CréteilMaison des Arts de Créteil
04CréteilMaison des Arts de Créteil
09DijonOpéra de Dijon
12Aix-en-ProvenceLe Pavillon Noir
13Aix-en-ProvenceLe Pavillon Noir
May 2024
30Leuven30 CC/Stadsschouwburg
31Leuven30 CC/Stadsschouwburg
June 2024
05BarcelonaTeatre Nacional de Catalunya
07BarcelonaTeatre Nacional de Catalunya
08BarcelonaTeatre Nacional de Catalunya
09BarcelonaTeatre Nacional de Catalunya
11BarcelonaTeatre Nacional de Catalunya
12BarcelonaTeatre Nacional de Catalunya
14BarcelonaTeatre Nacional de Catalunya
15BarcelonaTeatre Nacional de Catalunya
16BarcelonaTeatre Nacional de Catalunya
November 2024
29DeinzeLeietheater
29DeinzeLeietheater
30DeinzeLeietheater

Concept and direction
Franck Chartier

Creation and performance
Marie Gyselbrecht, Chey Jurado, Lauren Langlois, Yi-Chun Liu, Sam Louwyck, Romeu Runa, Dirk Boelens, with the help of Eurudike De Beul

Artistic assistance
Yi-Chun Liu, Louis-Clément da Costa

Script assistant
Imogen Pickles

Sound composition and arrangements
Raphaëlle Latini

Scenography
Justine Bougerol, Peeping Tom

Light design
Tom Visser

Choreography
Yi-Chun Liu, Peeping Tom

Costumes
Jessica Harkay, Peeping Tom

Technical artistic assistant
Thomas Michaux

Technical creation and props
Filip Timmerman

Touring technicians
Filip Timmerman (stage manager), Clément Michaux (first stage technician), Jo Heijens / Jonas Castelijns (sound engineer), Bram Geldhof (light engineer)

Technical assistant (creation)
Ilias Johri

Technical coordination
Giuliana Rienzi

Construction set
KVS-atelier, Peeping Tom

Internship
Arthur Demaret (lights)

Production
Peeping Tom

Coproduction
KVS – Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg (Brussels), Biennale de la Danse (Lyon), Teatros del Canal (Madrid), Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), The Barbican (London), Tanz Köln (Cologne), Festival Aperto/Fondazione I Teatri (Reggio Emilia), Torinodanza Festival/Teatro Stabile di Torino – Teatro Nazionale (Turin), Teatre Nacional de Catalunya (Barcelona), & Espoo theatre, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, CC De Factorij Zaventem.

Distribution
Frans Brood Productions

Peeping Tom wishes to thank Lio Nasser, Leietheater (Deinze)

S 62° 58’, W 60° 39’ is being created with the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government.

 

Press

If you thought Peeping Tom would deliver non-stop dance moves, then you'll be surprised at the extremely good acting, comic timing, and the ability to carry off a fast-paced script that forces the actors to reveal their true selves.
Luxembourg Times, Sarita Rao  20/10/2023
The soundscape and scenography are hyper-realistic and overwhelmingly beautiful.
Vista Teatral, Esther Toyos  08/10/2023
As usual, Peeping Tom builds spectacular, striking sets, capable of assuming the illusion of simulacra in an augmented representation of a reality that seduces while accentuating the feeling of imminent doom.
Persinsala, Fabrizio Migliorati  25/09/2023
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