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Moeder 2016

In Moeder, directed by Gabriela Carrizo, Peeping Tom explores the memory and the central figure of the mother, with the same tender and sardonic eye that runs through all of its productions. At once funny and eerie, Moeder is disturbing, yet strangely familiar. We recognise in it the same fascination with the sense that the world is too much for us, the same amused gaze at our faltering attempts to make it fit our notions.

Following the seclusion of a senile mind in a retirement home in Vader, choreographer Gabriela Carrizo shows in Moeder the body as a storehouse, in which a multitude of conscious and unconscious recollections merge, collide, and define who we are. The work creates unexpected connections that thread the boundary between suffering, mourning, and celebrating, between holding on or letting go, structure and madness. Here, life and death can be art, showcased for all to see. Out of the flux of the individual memories of the director and performers – the matrix of the piece – a universal and collective memory shines through. And this memory triggers disturbing reflections on the meaning and responsibilities of being a woman, a mother, a parent. – Read the text on Moeder by Lieve Dierckx and Sébastien Parizel.

Moeder (Mother) is the second volume of Peeping Tom’s family trilogy that opened with Vader (Father) in 2014, directed by Franck Chartier, and ended in 2019 with Kind (Child). The world première took place on 29 September 2016 at our partner Theater im Pfalzbau (Ludwigshafen, DE). Since then, Moeder has been touring extensively throughout Europe.

Gabriela Carrizo about Moeder:

“Moeder is not about a mother, but about several mothers. We talk about motherhood, absence, lack. The play searches the memory and the subconscious to reveal what the mother carries as desires, fears, sufferings or violence. For this piece, I wanted a set design that could represent several spaces, like the multiplicity of mothers. The action takes place in a museum, but can also be seen as a private exhibit space, where family pictures and photos are displayed.”

Tour Dates

September 2016
29LudwigshafenTheater im Pfalzbau
30LudwigshafenTheater im Pfalzbau
October 2016
15Reggio EmiliaFestival Aperto/Fondazione I Teatri
20CologneSchauspiel Köln
21CologneSchauspiel Köln
22CologneSchauspiel Köln
November 2016
03OsloDansens Hus
04OsloDansens Hus
05OsloDansens Hus
10BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
11BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
12BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
15BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
16BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
17BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
25AmsterdamInternationaal Theater Amsterdam
December 2016
02SevillaTeatro Central
03SevillaTeatro Central
07MurciaTeatro Romea
12MonacoMonaco Dance Forum
20GenkC-mine Cultuurcentrum
January 2017
17BourgesMaison de la Culture
18BourgesMaison de la Culture
26ParisThéâtre de la Ville/MAC Créteil
27ParisThéâtre de la Ville/MAC Créteil
28ParisThéâtre de la Ville/MAC Créteil
February 2017
01StrasbourgLe Maillon
02StrasbourgLe Maillon
03StrasbourgLe Maillon
09BarcelonaMercat de les Flors
10BarcelonaMercat de les Flors
11BarcelonaMercat de les Flors
12BarcelonaMercat de les Flors
April 2017
25La Roche-sur-YonLe Grand R
26La Roche-sur-YonLe Grand R
May 2017
03CaenThéâtre de Caen
04CaenThéâtre de Caen
11LuxembourgLes Théâtres de la ville de Luxembourg
12LuxembourgLes Théâtres de la ville de Luxembourg
30Villeneuve-d’AscqLa Rose des Vents
31Villeneuve-d’AscqLa Rose des Vents
June 2017
01Villeneuve-d’AscqLa Rose des Vents
July 2017
11LisbonFestival de Almada
August 2017
20VordingborgWaves Festival
21VordingborgWaves Festival
30HelsinkiHelsinki Festival
31HelsinkiHelsinki Festival
September 2017
01HelsinkiHelsinki Festival
05HannoverTanztheater International
09GenevaFestival La Bâtie
10GenevaFestival La Bâtie
13LyonMaison de la Danse
14LyonMaison de la Danse
17GuimarãesCentro Cultural Vila Flor
October 2017
14PlovdivOne Dance Week
17ThessalonikiDimitria Festival
31BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
November 2017
02BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
03BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
04BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
December 2017
08DresdenHELLERAU - European Center for the Arts
09DresdenHELLERAU - European Center for the Arts
January 2018
24LondonLondon International Mime Festival
25LondonLondon International Mime Festival
26LondonLondon International Mime Festival
27LondonLondon International Mime Festival
30Saint-EtienneLa Comédie de Saint-Etienne
31Saint-EtienneLa Comédie de Saint-Etienne
February 2018
13Châlons-en-ChampagneLa Comête
14Châlons-en-ChampagneLa Comête
27BriveLes Treize Arches
28BriveLes Treize Arches
March 2018
16MadridTeatros del Canal
17MadridTeatros del Canal
29DunkerqueLe Bâteau Feu
April 2018
06MaastrichtTheater aan het Vrijthof
May 2018
19ValladolidFestival Internacional de Teatro y Artes de Calle
20ValladolidFestival Internacional de Teatro y Artes de Calle
June 2018
14FreiburgTanz un Theater Festival
October 2018
18BudapestTrafó - House of Contemporary Arts
19BudapestTrafó - House of Contemporary Arts
22BratislavaBratislava in Movement
26BucharestRomanian National Theatre Festival
September 2019
06St PetersburgTheatre Olympics
07St PetersburgTheatre Olympics
March 2020
14KochiMuseum of Art (Cancelled)
19TokyoSetagaya Public Theatre (Cancelled)
20TokyoSetagaya Public Theatre (Cancelled)
21TokyoSetagaya Public Theatre (Cancelled)
May 2020
15Aix-en-ProvenceLe Pavillon Noir (Cancelled)
16Aix-en-ProvenceLe Pavillon Noir (Cancelled)
June 2021
12BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg (20 Years Peeping Tom)
13BrusselsKVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg (20 Years Peeping Tom)
February 2023
06TokyoSetagaya Public Theatre
07TokyoSetagaya Public Theatre
08TokyoSetagaya Public Theatre
12HyogoHyogo Performing Arts Centre
18KochiMuseum of Art
23ToyohashiToyohashi Arts Theatre PLAT

Gabriela Carrizo

Directorial assistance and dramaturgy
Franck Chartier

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

Artistic assistance
Diane Fourdrignier

Sound composition and arrangements
Raphaëlle Latini, Renaud Crols, Glenn Vervliet, Peeping Tom

Sound mixing
Yannick Willox, Peeping Tom

Light design
Giacomo Gorini, Amber Vandenhoeck

Costume design
Diane Fourdrignier, Kristof Van Hoorde (intern), Peeping Tom

Set design
Amber Vandenhoeck, Peeping Tom

Construction set
KVS-atelier, Peeping Tom

Technical direction
Filip Timmerman

Light engineer
Amber Vandenhoeck

Sound engineer
Hjorvar Rognvaldsson

Foley coach
Elias Vervecken

Video rehearsals
Sulok Swablamban (intern), Gaspard Rozenwajn

Peeping Tom

Theater im Pfalzbau (Ludwigshafen), Taipei Performing Arts Center (Taipei), KVS – Royal Flemish Theatre (Brussels), Grec Festival de Barcelona / Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona), HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts Dresden, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Maison de la Culture de Bourges / Scène Nationale, La Rose des Vents (Villeneuve d’Ascq), Festival Aperto/Fondazione I Teatri (Reggio Emilia), La Bâtie Festival de Genève

Moeder is supported by Theater im Pfalzbau (Ludwigshafen) and Taipei Performing Arts Center (Taipei), key partners in the VaderMoederKind trilogy.

Frans Brood Productions

Peeping Tom wishes to thank
Alexandre Obolensky, Jean-Philippe Altenloh, Romy Beni, Heidi Ehrhart, Ina Peeters, Elias Vervecken, François Heuse, Theater Froe Froe


"Mother is an enormously intelligent work, its images deep and resonant, coming back to haunt you long after the show."
Total Theatre  03/02/2018
"Bélgica, meca de la vanguardia."
El Pais  03/02/2018
"Moeder (Mother)’s imagery is a brilliant mix of naturalistic observation and weirdness, sometimes gruesome and often very funny."
The Independent  29/01/2018
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Awards and nominations

2018 Best Performance in the Theatre – Festival Internacional de Teatro y Artes de Calle (Valladolid, ES)