In Kind, directed by Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier, we enter a distant and out of joint universe littered by somber fairy tales and magic. We find ourselves in a somber forest at the foot of menacing cliffs, a world that precedes good and evil, in which no limits have been set yet. With infantile tics and gestures, a girl who is far too large riding a bike that is far too small for her leads us into her universe on the fraying borders of the unconscious. A state where the earth speaks, where children grow on trees, and where strange events spark curiosity rather than alarming anyone.
After Vader (2014) and Moeder (2016), Kind is the third part of Peeping Tom’s family trilogy that explores the themes or memory, recollections, and the tragic search for links. In Kind, Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier explore the sources of psychosis from the point of view of the child.
Kind is equally uncomfortable and magical to watch
The piece delves into themes such as violence, the paradox between the real and the fake, the other, trauma, all from the question on identity. To a large extent, the environment we grow up in and the people who surround us determine the person we become. The same holds in Kind. The child reflects her environment, but she also resists it – precisely in order to be able to establish her own identity. In this duality, Kind questions the perverse aspects of identity formation.
A Peeping Tom Production
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Kind is dedicated to Hjorvar Rognvaldsson.
KVS – Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg (Brussel), Teatre Nacional de Catalunya/Grec Festival de Barcelona, Theater im Pfalzbau (Ludwigshafen)
Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, deSingel (Antwerpen), Théâtre de la Ville Paris/Maison des Arts de Créteil (Parijs), Maison de la Culture de Bourges, Festival Aperto/Fondazione I Teatri (Reggio Emilia), La Rose des Vents (Villeneuve d’Ascq), Théâtre de Caen, Gessnerallee Zurich, Julidans Amsterdam, La Bâtie – Festival de Genève, Le Manège (Maubeuge)
Kind was created with support from the tax shelter, part of the Belgian federal government.
Concept AND DIRECTION
Gabriela Carrizo, Franck Chartier
CREATION AND IMPLEMENTATION
Eurudike De Beul, Marie Gyselbrecht, Hun-Mok Jung, Brandon Lagaert, Yi-chun Liu, Maria Carolina Vieira
Raphaëlle Latini, Hjorvar Rognvaldsson, Renaud Crols, Annalena Fröhlich, Fhun Gao, Peeping Tom
Yannick Willockx, Peeping Tom
Amber Vandenhoeck, Sinan Poffyn (stage), Peeping Tom
Lulu Tikovsky, Yi-chun Liu, Nina Lopez Le Galliard (stage), Peeping Tom
Justine Bougerol, Peeping Tom
Nina Lopez Le Galliard (stage), Silvio Palomo (stage)