Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires Festivales de Buenos Aires Agenda Cultural de Buenos Aires

32, Rue Vandenbranden


Original Title 32, Rue Vandenbranden
English Title 32, Vandenbranden Street
Director Bélgica Gabriela Carrizo y Franck Chartier
Country Bélgica
Runtime 80 min



The action takes place under a wide-open sky in a mountain landscape with only rickety mobile homes for shelter. If the trilogy focused on intimacy and the inside, this new performance turns towards extimacy (the term ‘extimacy’, ‘extimité’, was coined by Lacan from the term ‘intimacy,’ ‘intimate’), and the outside. We find ourselves in a small isolated community where the inhabitants are confronted with their own loneliness. The focus in this new creation lies on the internal forces that determine which turn the characters will take, their motives are being exposed and stripped of their consciousness. The characters evolve in a primarily ‘mental’ space. The borders between what happens in reality and what they believe happens in reality become blurred. They lose themselves for fear of something which turns out to lie within themselves, and so they stay trapped in their own isolation.

For Peeping Tom, a new creation always starts with designing the set. It greatly determines how the work develops and it is important to find out how the characters are affected by finding themselves together in a specific environment. For this piece, Peeping Tom wanted to tackle a wider community, take things out into the open. Indeed a massive cyclorama of 30m x 8m represents the limitless sky under which the mini mountain range rises up within the confines of the theatre. One of the inspirational sources for the new piece was Shohei Imamura’s film, “The Ballad of Narayama”. “32 rue Vandenbranden” also depicts a remote mountain community whose customs are laws unto themselves. The new cast is mainly very young and Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier wanted to delve into all the psychological baggage that can hamper young people, even those who appear to be at total liberty to do what they want, from ever really escaping their roots, their family or their culture. There’s a valley visible in the set, but the protagonists are never quite able to reach it, and for one, an even worse fate awaits.


  • SeolJin Kim, Hun-Mok Jung, Marie Gyselbrecht, Jos Baker, Sabine Molenaar/María Carolina Vieira y Madiha Figuigui


Compañía: Peeping Tom (Bélgica)

Autores: Nico Leunen y Hildegard De Vuyst

Música: Juan Carlos Tolosa y Glenn Vervliet

Diseño de iluminación: Filip Timmerman y Yves Leirs

Diseño de escenografía: Peeping Tom, Nele Dirckx, Yves Leirs y Frederik Liekens

Diseño de vestuario: ne Fourdrignier y Hyo Jung Jang

Dirección técnica: Filip Timmerman

Técnicos: Amber Vandenhoeck y Wout Rous

Fotografía: Herman Sorgeloos, Maarten Vanden Abeele

Construcción de escenografía: KVS-atelier y Frederik Liekens

Asistencia en ensayos: Diane Fourdrignier

Producción: Peeping Tom

Fecha y ciudad de estreno: 28 de noviembre de 2009, Bruselas

Coproducción: KVS Brussel, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main, Le Rive Gauche Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, La Rose des Vents Villeneuve d’Ascq, Theaterfestival Boulevard en colaboración con el Theater aan de Parade y el Verkadefabriek‘s Hertogenbosch, Theaterhaus Gessnerallee Zürich, Cankarjev Dom Ljubljana, Charleroi/Danses.

Un especial agradecimiento a: Maria Otal, Caroline Wagner, Samuel Lefeuvre, Nicolas Olivier, Alain Szlendak, André De Tremerie, Christophe De Tremerie, Pol Heyvaert, Gregory Grosjean, Théâtre de la Ville-Paris, Les Brigittines y Joel Griffith

Con el apoyo del Gobierno de Flandes.



Oct 1021:00 h

32, Rue Vandenbranden


Q&A: At the end of this show, foreign artists and directors will engage in a conversation with the audience attending the performance.