© Marc Deganck

Le Jardin 2002

Le Jardin was Peeping Tom’s first creation for the stage. The performance is a diptych, comprising a film – made in an African nightclub in Brussels – and a piece of dance theatre.

In Le Jardin, the most diverse and unusual characters immerse themselves in the nightlife, in a cabaret-like atmosphere. This dream or nightmare conjures up a world without barriers. Then comes the dance, and another reality begins. In the live performance three characters from the film return in a beautifully tended garden. Both the film and the performance highlight the value of the human form, the tragedy of wasted lives.

Le Jardin was created by Gabriela Carrizo, Franck Chartier and Simon Versnel and premiered on 13 June 2002 at Victoria (Ghent, BE). Between 2002 and 2008, the piece toured throughout Europe. Le Jardin was also the first part of a trilogy and was followed in 2004 by Le Salon and finally in 2007 by Le Sous Sol.

Tour Dates

June 2002
13GhentVictoria Deluxe
14GhentVictoria Deluxe
22UzèsFestival de la Nouvelle Danse
23UzèsFestival de la Nouvelle Danse
24UzèsFestival de la Nouvelle Danse
July 2002
25GhentInternationaal Straattheaterfestival
26GhentInternationaal Straattheaterfestival
27GhentInternationaal Straattheaterfestival
28GhentInternationaal Straattheaterfestival
September 2002
18KortrijkAnno '02
19KortrijkAnno '02
October 2002
23TilburgSchouwburg Tilburg
March 2003
15Villeneuve-d’AscqLa Rose des Vents
16Villeneuve-d’AscqLa Rose des Vents
28ZürichTheaterhaus Gessnerallee
29ZürichTheaterhaus Gessnerallee
April 2003
02BrusselsKVS / De Bottelarij
03BrusselsKVS / De Bottelarij
05KoksijdeCC Casino
May 2003
20Aix-en-ProvenceBallet Preljocaj
26AjaccioArt et Caetera
June 2003
11MetzFestival Perspectives Nouvelles
13SaarbrückenFestival Perspectives Nouvelles
14SaarbrückenFestival Perspectives Nouvelles
27UzèsFestival de la Nouvelle Danse
28UzèsFestival de la Nouvelle Danse
July 2003
12ViennaInternationale Tanzwochen Wien
13ViennaInternationale Tanzwochen Wien
14ViennaInternationale Tanzwochen Wien
August 2003
October 2003
03WaregemCC De Schakel
November 2003
01RotterdamRotterdamse Schouwburg
11ChambéryEspace Malraux
25MaastrichtTheater a/h Vrijthof
December 2003
19NantesLe Lieu Unique
January 2004
09ArlesThéâtre d'Arles
19ChateaurouxScène Nationale de Châteauroux - Equinoxe
March 2004
20LierCC De Mol
April 2004
02CreilLa Faïencerie
29SeoulKCAF Arts Theatre
30SeoulKCAF Arts Theatre
May 2004
September 2004
08BraunschweigTanztheater International
November 2004
10DraguignanThéâtre de Dracenie
21BarcelonaFestival Titelles
22BarcelonaFestival Titelles
25ParisThéâtre de la Cité
26ParisThéâtre de la Cité
27ParisThéâtre de la Cité
29ParisThéâtre de la Cité
30ParisThéâtre de la Cité
December 2004
07Saint-EtienneLa Comédie de Saint-Etienne
08Saint-EtienneLa Comédie de Saint-Etienne
February 2005
18FrankfurtKünstlerhaus Mousonturm
19FrankfurtKünstlerhaus Mousonturm
27RomeAuditorium Parco della Music
April 2005
26MarseilleThéâtre du Merlan
27MarseilleThéâtre du Merlan
May 2005
03Mont-Saint-AignanEspace Marc Sangnier
09PotsdamFabrik Potsdam
10PotsdamFabrik Potsdam
June 2005
03Saint-Quentin-en-YvelinesThéâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
September 2005
October 2005
06HasseltCultuurcentrum Hasselt
November 2005
11BudapestTrafó - House of Contemporary Arts
12BudapestTrafó - House of Contemporary Arts
March 2006
14SèteThéâtre de Sète
18BelfortLe Granit - Scène Nationale Belfort
19BelfortLe Granit - Scène Nationale Belfort
May 2006
04PalaiseauMairie de Palaiseau
June 2006
08ZagrebDance Week Festival
09ZagrebDance Week Festival
July 2006
05Antiques-près-BordeauxLe Cuvier de Feydeau
April 2007
25BrusselsLes Halles de Schaerbeek
26BrusselsLes Halles de Schaerbeek
August 2007
08‘S HertogenboschTheaterfestival Boulevard
October 2007
16ValenceLa Comedie de Valence
November 2007
13PoznanCentrum Kultury Zamek
28La RéunionHémisphère Sud
January 2008
21LimogesFestival Danse Emoi
February 2008
26GranadaTeatro Alhambra
27GranadaTeatro Alhambra
29MalagaTeatro Cánovas
March 2008
01MalagaTeatro Cánovas
04SevillaTeatro Central
08SevillaTeatro Central
26Saint-Quentin-en-YvelinesThéâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
April 2008
May 2008
05Châlons-en-ChampagneLa Comête
18ParisThéâtre de la Ville
19ParisThéâtre de la Ville
20ParisThéâtre de la Ville
June 2008
17NitrSlovak National Theatre
25PortoTeatro Nacional São João
August 2008
29CharleroiCharleroi Danses
October 2008
08BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
09BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
10BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
11BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg

Creation and performance
Gabriela Carrizo, Franck Chartier, Simon Versnel

Set design
Pol Heyvaert

Lighting design
Gerd Van Looy

Technical director
Yves Leirs

Sibren Hanssens

Creation and performance
Gabriela Carrizo, Franck Chartier, Rika Esser

Simon Versnel, Isnel da Silveira, Nordine Benchorf, Heloise da Costa, Louis Clément da Costa, Eurudike De Beul, Ina Geerts, Sam Louwyck, Jan Paul, Bah Mamadou Halfi, Tina Pattama Soonthara, Darryl E. Woods

Franck Chartier

Nico Leunen

Sound engineer
Peter Van Laerhoven

Sound design
Gianfranco Celestino, John Terlenka

Festival Perspectives Saarbrücken, Anno ’02 & de Kortrijkse Schouwburg, Ballet Preljocaj Centre Chorégraphique Aix-en-Provence

With the support of
the Flemish authorities, Victoria, Vrij naar Marino Basso, Needcompany, Les Ballets C de la B, Claudine Grand’Henry


"A memorable piece of dance theatre."
De Morgen  27/02/2002
"Between melancholy and everyday jokes, Peeping Tom set up their emotional universe, served by the inventive energy of their dance."
Le Monde
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