Joli Vyann22 - 25 Jan
Opposable Thumb22 - 25 Jan
Wed 22 - Sat 25 Jan
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Runs: 85 mins
/ no interval
Age Guidance: 15+ (contains violence and adult themes)
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Fri 24 Jan
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"Groundbreaking aesthetic and dance quality that takes your breath away"
Volksfreund on Child
Between dance and physical theatre, Peeping Tom’s shows astonish audiences with surreal, unsettling imagery and phenomenal choreography that defies logic. Child (Kind) explores perceptions of childhood.
An eerie forest of towering trees and menacing cliffs reveals grotesque, curious and disturbing scenes that hold within them the fears, doubts and dreams of a girl caught up in toxic and traumatic situations. Uncannily conveying the body language of the young while swirling around the borders of reality, Child (Kind) features a mezzo-soprano as a child and seemingly elastic dancers who emerge imaginatively from the scenery.
The Olivier Award-winning Belgian group follows productions of Mother and Father with the final part of its family-themed trilogy. Developed from impressions of childhood shared by the whole company including co-directors Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier, the last instalment comes out of their fascination with the human psyche and the construction of identity.
There will be a BSL interpreted performance and After-show discussion on Fri 24 Jan, interpreted by Martin Fox-Roberts.
"Absurd, astonishing and deeply moving dance-theatre"
The Stage on Father
"A brilliant mix of naturalistic observation and weirdness"
The Independent on Mother
Gabriela Carrizo, Franck Chartier -Creators and Directors
Raphaëlle Latini, Hjorvar Rognvaldsson, Renaud Crols, Annalena Fröhlich, Fhun Gao, Yannick Willockx - Sound
Amber Vandenhoeck - Lighting
Lulu Tikovsky - Artistic Assistant
Justine Bougerol - Set Design
Oleg Degtiarov, Olympe Tits - Production Photography
Co-creators and performers:
Eurudike De Beul
Maria Carolina Vieira
Presented by London International Mime Festival
in association with the Barbican
Produced by Peeping Tom
Production Partners KVS (Brussels), Teatre Nacional de Catalunya/Festival Grec de Barcelona and Theater im Pfalzbau (Ludwigshafen)
Co-produced by Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, deSingel (Antwerp), Maison de la Culture de Bourges, Festival Aperto/Fondazione I Teatri (Reggio Emilia), La Rose des Vents (Villeneuve d’Ascq), Théâtre de Caen, Théâtre de la Ville Paris/Maison des arts de Créteil, Gessnerallee Zurich, Julidans Amsterdam, La Bâtie–Festival de Genève and Le Manège (Maubeuge)
Kind was created with the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government.