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Moeder, 3.–5. November 2016

3.–5. November 2016

Spilles: Thu 03. Nov 2016 Fri 04. Nov Sat 05. Nov

When Peeping Tom presents Moeder at Dansens Hus, this will be one of its first stops on a major tour.

Moeder will have its world première in Ludwigshafen in Germany, and Norwegian audiences will be lucky enough to experience Peeping Tom’s most recent production as early as November. When the curtain opens, the audience will be immediately drawn into an uncertain world: Distinctive features of the production are multiple identities and landscapes, and a familiar and characteristic, unexpressed tension. Where are we really?

And who, of all beings, is the mother? Is she there at all? Or is it rather that in her absence, the dancers try to conjure her up through movement, sound, dance and articulated as well as unarticulated speech? Far from being a central character, the mother hovers like a kind of spirit above a sea of indecision. 

Moeder is the second part of a trilogy that began with Vader, which enjoyed great success when it played at Dansens Hus in the autumn of 2014. Most people who were lucky enough to experience it found it unforgettable. We will have to wait until 2018 for the final part, Kinderen. Moeder explores memories like a collectively assembled patchwork or mosaic. The production examines our store of memories, i.e. all the combinations of events that define who we are, not like a museum, but like a laboratory in which we can explore the past like an archaeologist. 

Although we regard our lives as a linear sequence of events, and consequently arrange our stream of memories in the same way, the act of remembering can in fact be volatile and fluid. We forget, we misinterpret the motivations behind various events, and adjust our experiences day by day according to what suits us. In Moeder, memory is constantly changing, like an ongoing process adapted to a constant stream of new associations. This allows past and present to exist side-by-side, rather than as a linear sequence of events.

The production of Moeder is also humorous and unforgettable. It manages to be disquieting yet also strangely familiar. Just as we often tend to perceive the world around us as a little excessive, it regards our poor attempts at putting things in context with a gently humorous surprise. So it might not be so strange that in this production, the performers try to construct the concept of mother on the basis of their own, inner images, deconstructing the concept in the process.  

The dance theater of Peeping Tom is very original and unique.

I Moeder viser koreografen Gabriela Carrizo kroppen som et lager hvor bevisste og ubevisste minner oppstår


Peeping Tom
Gabriela Carrizo
Assistant director and dramaturgist:
Franck Chartier
Eurudike De Beul
Maria Carolina Vieira
Marie Gyselbrecht
Brandon Lagaert
Hun-Mok Jung
Yi-Chun Liu
Simon Versnel
Charlotte Clamens
Molly Irma Horn, Maj Johansen, Maren Serine Andersen, Haakon Aars
Sound, compositions and arrangements:
Raphaëlle Latini
Renaud Crols
Glenn Vervliet
Peeping Tom
Yannick Willox, Peeping Tom
Lighting design:
Giacomo Gorini
Amber Vandenhoeck
Costume design:
Diane Fourdrignier
Kristof Van Hoorde (i lære)
Peeping Tom
Amber Vandenhoeck
Peeping Tom
Scenography production:
Peeping Tom
Sulok Swablamban
Gaspard Rozenwajn
Theater im Pfalzbau (Ludwigshafen)
Taipei Performing Arts Center (Taiwan)
KVS - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg (Brussel)
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
La Rose des Vents (Villeneuve-d’Ascq)
Festival Aperto/Fondazione I Teatri (Reggio Emilia)
La Bâtie, Festival de Genève
Funded by:
the Flemish authorities
Frans Brood Productions
Supported by:
World première on 29 September 2016 at Teater im Pfalzbau, Ludwigshafen
‘Moeder’ is supported by Theater im Pfalzbau (Ludwigshafen(DE) and Taipei Performing Arts (Taiwan), two key partner for the ‘Vader’, ‘Moeder’ and ‘Kinderen’ trilogy.
Video samples:
Sulok Swablamban
Artistic Assistant :
Diane Fourdrignier
Herman Sorgeloos
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