The lost room 2015 / Collaboration
In The lost room, we find ourselves on a ship at sea, where freedom and entrapment go hand in hand. In a labyrinth of rooms and corridors, several stories are told simultaneously. Characters seemingly exist in every time and every place. At the same time, they are timeless, infinite and boundless. In that respect, The lost room could be seen as a melancholic nostalgia for the future.
Memories are often not a literal reproduction of the past, but instead rely on constructive processes that are sometimes prone to error and distortion. We think we remember correctly, but then it turns out we’ve given shape to a story as we see it in present or even future time. Thus, present and future events are capable of influencing the past, our memories and ability to remember.
Franck Chartier created The lost room with the ensemble of NDT I. It followed The missing door (Gabriela Carrizo, 2013) and premiered on 1 October 2015 in The Hague (NL).
|07||Breda||Chassé Theater Breda|
|13||Amsterdam||Internationaal Theater Amsterdam|
|14||Amsterdam||Internationaal Theater Amsterdam|
|15||Amsterdam||Internationaal Theater Amsterdam|
|21||Maastricht||Theater aan het Vrijthof|
|24||Venlo||Theater De Maaspoort|
|10||Zwolle||Theater De Spiegel|
|18||Amsterdam||Internationaal Theater Amsterdam|
|19||Amsterdam||Internationaal Theater Amsterdam|
|09||Heerlen||Parkstad Limburg Theaters|
Concept and direction
In co-creation with the dancers
Lydia Bustinduy, Fernando Hernando Magadan / Spencer Dickhaus, Bob Verbrugge / Jef Stevens, Roger Van der Poel, Ema Yuasa / Rena Narumi, Cesar Faria Fernandes, Chloe Albaret, Myrthe van Opstal, Meng-Ke Wu, Marne van Opstal, Anna Herrmann, Anne Jung
Assistant to the director
Yi-Chun Liu, Louis-Clément da Costa, Ander Zabala (NDT)
New composition by Raphaëlle Latini, Ismaël Colombani, Piano recording John Elliot Gardner
Nederlands Dans Theater
Awards and nominations
|2016||The jury stated: “With The lost room, Franck Chartier creates a magical realism, surreal and absurd oppressive work that opens a new world for the NDT and its audience. Chartier uses plenty of special effects, pours suspense and (macabre) humour into one barrel and turns you over with a sublime and overthrowing fragile duet.|