Outline

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The Peeping Tom theatre company returns to Japan for the first time in three years! Moeder (Mother), the second volume of Peeping Tom’s family trilogy, depicts a dreamlike world in which the border between life and death is blurred.

Peeping Tom is a world-famous Belgian dance theatre troupe that creates work in a style reminiscent of Pina Bausch. This company enthralls audiences with stunning theatrical worlds and virtuosic performances. SePT first introduced
Peeping Tom to Japanese audiences in 2009 with Le Sous Sol. Since then, SePT has invited them back regularly, bringing 32 rue Vandenbranden (2010), A Louer (For Rent, 2014), and Vader (Father, 2017) to Japan.
As the company’s name suggests, Peeping Tom’s work provides a voyeuristic glimpse into a dreamlike world. Their legendary performances have earned the company a devoted following and widespread critical praise, and they have been lauded with awards in multiple countries.
Peeping Tom’s performances are created through a cross-disciplinary collaboration between artists from fields including theatre, dance, and opera. This collaboration produces hilarious and emotional performances that are truly one-of-a-kind, bringing Peeping Tom worldwide acclaim. Don’t miss your chance to see this thrilling performance of Moeder at SePT!

 

Synopsis

In an old building on the outskirts of a town, there is a funeral being held for a beloved mother. Old pictures hang on bleak white walls. Maybe it’s just déjà vu, but the building feels like somewhere you have been before. Maybe it was some museum, or a room in some house adorned with family portraits. Or maybe it was a hospital waiting room? You search your memories for where that place you might have visited once could be. Teetering on the brink between order and madness, vivid memories begin to overlap with fantasy. The memories of strangers suddenly transform, becoming your own. In a certain display window, past, present, and future intertwine, and the border between life and death blurs. From within that window, the figure of a mother begins to slowly emerge — full of all her kindness, cruelty, desire, anguish, love and anger.

Cast & Creative

Direction: Gabriela Carrizo
Directorial assistance and dramaturgy: Franck Chartier
Creation and performance: Eurudike De Beul, Charlotte Clamens, Marie Gyselbrecht, Hun-Mok Jung, Brandon Lagaert, Yi-Chun Liu, Simon Versnel, Maria Carolina Vieira and more

 

Schedule

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Audience Support

 

Childcare Service
A childcare service is normally available for performances staged at Setagaya Public Theatre and Theatre Tram for which advance tickets are sold.

Charge: ¥2,200 per child
Eligibility: Children aged over 6 months and up to 9 years of age
Applications: Tel. 03-5432-1526 Setagaya Public Theatre
You may reserve childcare services up to noon of the day 3 days before the desired reservation time, but when the number of children registered reaches capacity, applications will closed. So please make your reservation well in advance. Also, please consult with the theatre regarding children with special needs.
Subcontractor: Kids’ Room Tinker bell Sancha

Wheelchair Spaces

Both Setagaya Public Theatre and Theatre Tram are equipped with wheelchair spaces to allow visitors to watch performances from their wheelchairs. However, as capacity is limited, use of wheelchair spaces is by reservation only.

Charge: 10% discount on the corresponding area ticket charge (plus up to one attendant free of charge)
Applications: Tel. 03-5432-1515 Theatre Ticket Centre
Wheelchair spaces may be reserved up to 19:00 on the day before the desired date, but when the number of reservations reaches capacity, applications will be closed. So please make your reservation well in advance. Also, for wheelchair users who prefer to watch the performance from a regular seat, the theatre will smoothly guide them too and from their seat. Please contact the theatre in advance to take advantage of this service.
Audience Support