As soon as the curtain is raised you are drawn into an uncertain world. Have we arrived at a funeral or a re-enactment of one in a recording studio? Who is the mother? Is she even here? Drawing from the sense of grief felt in a mother’s absence the performers build a broader impression of ‘lacking’ in the here and now; through movement, dance and text that navigate between the comprehensible and the mysterious. Central to this performance is a fascination with the idea that our current world overwhelms and overcomes us: an amusing perspective on failed attempts to make everything fit into our worldview. Moeder is both funny and estranging, disturbing but also surprisingly recognisable.
Moeder is the second part of a trilogy that started with Vader (2014) and will be completed with Kinderen (2019).
Production Peeping Tom | Director Gabriela Carrizo | Director’s assistant and dramaturgy Franck Chartier | Creation and performance Erudike De Beul, Maria Carolina Vieira, Marie Gyselbrecht, Brandon Lagaert, Hun-Mok Jung / Quan Bui Ngoc, Yi-Chun Liu, Simon Versnel, Charlotte Clamens| Artistic assistant Peeping Tom Diane Fourdrignie | 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 (internship), Peeping Tom | Set design Amber Vandenhoeck, Peeping Tom | Construction decors KVS-atelier, Peeping Tom | Technical lead Filip Timmerman | Light engineer Amber Vandenhoeck |, Sound engineer Hjorvar Rognvaldsson | video rehearsals Sulok Swablamban (internship), Gaspard Rozenwajn | Foley coach Elias Vervecken | Production manager Anastasia Tchernokondratenko | Tour manager Lulu Tikovsky | Communication and press Sébastien Parizel | Company manager Quentin Legrand | Co-production Theater im Pfalzbau (Ludwigshafen), 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 (Bourges), La Rose des Vents (Villeneuve d’Ascq), Taipei Performing Arts Center (Taipei), Festival Aperto/Fondazione I Teatri (Reggio Emilia), La Bâtie Festival de Genève (Genève) | With the support of the Flemish Government | Distribution Frans Brood Productions | Moeder is supported by Theater im Pfalzbau (Ludwigshafen) and Taipei Performing Arts Center (Taipei), key partners in the Vader, Moeder, Kinderen trilogy