S 62° 58’, W 60° 39’

Franck Chartier / Peeping Tom / KVS
Tue 13.02.2024 - Sat 17.02.2024

Peeping Tom draws you into a manipulative trip of apocalyptic proportions in this new dance theatre creation.

The wreck of a sailboat, a vast icy landscape on the background and a crew of hopeless survivors. S
62° 58’, W 60° 39’ starts with an impossible and frightening situation: to survive. To go back to the
life they knew. It is unclear how they got stuck in this predicament. Their GPS coordinates - S 62°
58’, W 60° 39’ – indicate their precise location in the Arctic water of Deception Island. But before
we get any answers, a performer adresses the director. The story falls apart to reveal something
else, a delicate trauma that has fueled the director’s oeuvre. A trauma the performers do not want
to play anymore.

In Franck Chartier’s newest creation, fragility takes center stage. A search for truth and authentic
emotions takes everyone past their limits. The performers lay bare their emotions and lives, but
also fight against the director’s push to go even deeper. After years of sacrifice, willing or forced,
they start to wonder what would happen if they refused. Fiction and reality are ruptured in an
attempt to escape the vicious cycles of violence. Performers try to stage a revolution, an end to
everything, a new beginning. But that might just be another work of fiction.

In a constant rewinding and repeating process of rehearsing trauma, set against an unrelenting
Arctic landscape, S 62° 58’, W 60° 39’ touches on new discussions about what we want to create
on stage in this day and age. Is this the only way we can process our traumas? What poetry do we
want to leave behind? What message? Or should we actually stop creating for once? Should the
director let go of it all?


After the performance on Saturday 17 February, there will be an aftershow, with DJ Peeping Tom and friends, in the foyer. Everyone is welcome to join the party!


CONCEPT & REGIE / CONCEPT & MISE EN SCÈNE / CONCEPT & DIRECTION Franck Chartier CREATIE & PERFORMANCE / CRÉATION & INTERPRÉTATION / CREATION & PERFORMANCE Eurudike De Beul, Leo De Beul, Marie Gyselbrecht, Chey Jurado, Lauren Langlois, Sam Louwyck, Romeu Runa ARTISTIEK ASSISTENT / ASSISTANT·E ARTISTIQUE / ARTISTIC ASSISTANT Yi-Chun Liu, Louis-Clément da Costa DRAMATURGIE / DRAMATURGY Peeping Tom, Marie Gyselbrecht, Raphaëlle Latini COMPOSITIE & GELUIDSONTWERP / COMPOSITION & CONCEPTION SONORE / COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGN Raphaëlle Latini AKOESTISCHE COMPOSITIE / COMPOSITION ACOUSTIQUE / ACOUSTIC COMPOSITION Atsushi Sakaï SCENOGRAFIE / SCÉNOGRAPHIE / SCENOGRAPHY Justine Bougerol KOSTUUMS / COSTUMES Peeping Tom TECHNISCH ASSISTENT / ASSISTANT·E TECHNIQUE / TECHNICAL ASSISTANT Thomas Michaux DECORBOUW / CONSTRUCTION DÉCOR / SET CONSTRUCTION KVS-atelier, Peeping Tom TECHNISCHE COÖRDINATIE / COORDINATION TECHNIQUE / TECHNICAL COORDINATION Giuliana Rienzi PRODUCTIELEIDING / DIRECTEUR·RICE DE PRODUCTION / PRODUCTION MANAGER Helena Casas COMMUNICATIEMEDEWERKER / ASSISTANT À LA COMMUNICATION / COMMUNICATION MANAGER Sébastien Parizel ZAKELIJK LEIDER / DIRECTEUR·EUSE ADMINISTRATIF / GENERAL MANAGER Veerle Mans PRODUCTIE / PRODUCTION Peeping Tom COPRODUCTIE / COPRODUCTION KVS – Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg (Brussel), Biennale de la Danse (Lyon), Teatros del Canal (Madrid), Théâtre de la Ville (Parijs), Tanz Köln, Festival Aperto/Fondazione I Teatri (Reggio Emilia), Torinodanza Festival/Teatro Stabile di Torino – Teatro Nazionale (Turijn), Teatre Nacional de Catalunya (Barcelona), Espoo City Theatre. Peeping Tom is momenteel op zoek naar meer coproducenten. SPREIDING / DIFFUSION / DISTRIBUTION Frans Brood Productions S 62° 58’, W 60° 39’ wordt gecreëerd met de steun van de Tax Shelter van de Belgische Federale Overheid