26 October | 19:00 – I.L. Caragiale National Theatre, Big Hall
Moeder (Mother) (2016) is the second volume of a trilogy about the members of the family that opened with Vader (Father) (2014) and will close with Kind (Child) (2019).
Eurudike De Beul
Maria Carolina Vieira
Director and Choreographer : Gabriela Carrizo
Directorial Assistance and Dramaturgy : Franck Chartier
Set Design : Amber Vandenhoeck, Peeping Tom
Costume Design : Diane Fourdrignier, Kristof Van Hoorde (internship), Peeping Tom
Light Design: Giacomo Gorini, Amber Vandenhoeck
/ Co-production Theater im Pfalzbau (Ludwigshafen), Taipei Performing Arts Center (Taipei), 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
Length: 1 h 10 min (no intermission)
Peeping Tom, Belgium
photo © Danilo Moroni
In Moeder, choreographer Gabriela Carrizo shows the body as a storehouse in which a multitude of conscious and unconscious recollections merge, collide, and define who we are. The work creates unexpected connections that thread the boundary between suffering, mourning, and celebrating, between holding on or letting go, structure and madness. Here, life and death can be art, showcased for all to see. Out of the flux of the individual memories of the director and performers – the matrix of the piece – a universal and collective memory shines through. And this memory triggers disturbing reflections on the meaning and responsibilities of being a woman, a mother, a parent.