Mother (Moeder) - T0197056107Peeping Tom evoke a dreamlike universe, at once disturbing and oddly humorous, to explore an archetypal figure familiar to us all. A production of astonishing physicality that defies characterisation. Taking audiences into a series of recognisable spaces, including a museum, studio and maternity ward, this non-narrative work draws on the memories of director Gabriela Carrizo and her performers to trigger disquieting reflections about motherhood. Suffering, desire, fear, life and death are unexpectedly intertwined in Mother (Moeder), which shies away from neither the subconscious nor the stuff of nightmares, reflecting the unstable atmosphere of a David Lynch film. The soundscape has a cinematic quality, sometimes amplified to disconcerting effect. It is matched by surreal visual imagery and choreography of rare imagination where bodies bend, flip, isolate and contort. Peeping Tom's 32 rue Vandenbranden, seen at the Barbican in 2015, subsequently won the Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production. 'Their talent is terrifying,' concludes Le Monde.
|24 Jan 18 to 27 Jan 18||The Pit, Barbican Centre, West End :: V372|
listing details L01997349429
32 rue vandenbranden - T1430220637Cinematic set design and jaw-dropping physicality combine to create an unforgettable piece of dance theatre that plunges spectators into a foreboding universe of cold, wind and ice. Two rickety trailer homes sit within a snow-covered landscape, left wholly exposed to the elements under a wide-open sky. Here, the young people of a small mountain community succumb to their subconscious fears, overcome by a pervading sense of loneliness they cannot escape. Six performers contort, bend, jerk and levitate in dizzying scenes of hypnotic movement. Bodies transform and shake to the sound of an unsettling soundtrack, including Bellini, Stravinsky and Pink Floyd sung live by a mezzo-soprano. Belgian dance collective Peeping Tom has toured internationally with this uncompromising show, impressing audiences with the ingenuity and hyperreal quality of its work. Running time: 1hr 20mins. Age guidance 12+Director Gabriela Carrizo. Director Franck Chartier. Performer Seoljin Kim. Performer Hun-Mok Jung. Performer Marie Gyselbrecht. Performer Jos Baker. Performer Maria Carolina Vieira. Performer Eurudike De Beul.
|23 May 16 to 25 May 16||Home Theatre (formerly Cornerhouse), Manchester :: V1858052535|
listing details L1533541970
|19 May 16 to 20 May 16||Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156|
listing details L01832873961
|28 Jan 15 to 31 Jan 15||Barbican Centre, West End :: V371|
listing details L1677217111