2015 Olivier Award winner – Best New Dance Production
Cinematic set design and jaw-dropping physicality combine to create an unforgettable piece of dance theatre that plunges spectators into a foreboding universe of cold, wind and ice. Two rickety trailer homes sit within a snow-covered landscape, left wholly exposed to the elements under a wide, open sky. Here, the people of a small mountain community succumb to their subconscious fears, overcome by a pervading sense of loneliness that they can’t escape.
Six performers contort, bend, jerk and levitate in dizzying scenes of hypnotic movement, with an unsettling soundtrack that includes music by Bellini, Stravinsky and Pink Floyd. The Belgian dance company Peeping Tom has toured internationally with this uncompromising show, and was awarded the Best New Dance Production at the 2015 Olivier Awards.
“It is part David Lynch, part Alfred Hitchcock… part Björk, part Laurel and Hardy… It’s a real testament to the creative team, Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier, that one production can draw belly laughs from its audience in one moment and awed silence the next… It is bonkers, but also a little bit brilliant.” – North West End
“32 Rue Vandenbranden serves as a perfect example of how and why HOME is turning out to be completely indispensable… Manchester has got its own thing, and a curatorial presence that’s properly interested in introducing new things into the ecology. It might be early days, but HOME feels like a bloody exciting place to be right now.” – Exeunt
“It is amazing to see HOME bringing the highest quality physical theatre to Manchester. Strong European groups have for many years produced innovative, emotionally engaging physical theatre. I spend hours in Edinburgh every summer watching physical theatre. To have the opportunity to see these shows in Manchester is a privilege.” – Quiet Man Dave
“It’s a weird, very weird world we’re in here. There’s no doubting the overall ingenuity of the piece or the skill of the six performers… It is pretty funny at times.” – Manchester Theatre Awards
“Peeping Tom Productions have done it again… some of the most body-twisting and fantastical physical choreography I have seen…The 80 minutes went so quickly and I didn’t want them to finish! Utterly compelling and fantastic.” – Manchester Salon
★★★★★”Hilarious and heart wrenching in equal measure, it is proof that dance is now unquestionably the first stop for innovation in the theatre.” – Time Out Melbourne
★★★★½ “An uncomfortably visceral, darkly comedic and riveting performance work.” – The Sydney Morning Herald
“A theatrical electro-shock… their talent is terrifying…” – Le Monde