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The festival Tanz in Bern is cancelled!

Dampfzentrale and all theatres in the canton of Bern will be shut down until the 23rd of November. This includes the cancellation of all performances.

We were looking forward to our yearly ray of light and to getting together with you, our audience. Until the last possible moment we were hoping that Tanz in Bern could happen. «Dear Darkness» caught up with us on the evening before the opening. 

Further information will follow at a later stage. 

A mysterious, macabre labyrinth opens before our eyes. This dark, disturbing world reveals an unique and extreme language of movement. Peeping Tom’s artistic signature runs through «Diptych» like a thread. It all starts with their familiar take on stage settings: A hallway filled with doors, a cabin on a ship. What then unravels results in unstable universes. Space, time and mood change, fiction breaks free and the hidden is illuminated.
«Diptych» is created with a completely new ensemble, wherein the short pieces «The missing door» and «The lost room», originally developed with the Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT I), are interpreted and woven together into a wondrous tale full of discovery.

Listen to Gabriela Carrizo talk about Diptych (Englisch):


Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier founded the Belgian dance theatre company Peeping Tom in 1999. Since then the creative path of the duo has been marked by success. Among numerous other prizes, the popular and famous company received the prestigious Olivier Award in 2015 for its production «32 rue Vandenbranden».

Please note the general obligation to wear masks at all indoor events of Tanz in Bern. Further information here.


Concept and direction: Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier. Performance: Konan Dayot, Fons Dhossche, Lauren Langlois, Panos Malactos, Alejandro Moya, Fanny Sage, Eliana Stragapede, Wan‐Lun Yu. Artistic assistance: Thomas Michaux. Sound composition and arrangements: Raphaëlle Latini, Ismaël Colombani, Annalena Fröhlich, Louis‐Clément Da Costa. Light design: Tom Visser. Set design: Gabriela Carrizo, Justine Bougerol. Costume design: Gabriela Carrizo, Franck Chartier, Seoljin Kim, Yichun Liu, Louis‐Clément Da Costa. Confection costumes: Sara van Meer, Chiara Mazzarolo (internship). Technical coordination: Pjotr Eijckenboom (creation), Hugues Girard (tour). Technicians: Emily Brassier, Bram Geldhof (lights), Tim Thielemans (sound). Stage management: Giuliana Rienzi (stage manager), Clement Michaux (stage assistant). Tour manager: Thomas Michaux. Production manager: An Van Der Donckt. Communication manager: Sébastien Parizel. Company manager: Veerle Mans. Production: Peeping Tom.
Co‐production: Opéra National de Paris, Opéra de Lille, Tanz Köln, Göteborg Dance and Theatre Festival, Théâtre National Wallonie‐Bruxelles, deSingel Antwerp, GREC Festival de Barcelona, Festival Aperto / Fondazione I Teatri (Reggio Emilia), Torinodanza Festival / Teatro Stabile di Torino – Teatro Nazionale (Turin), Dampfzentrale Bern
With the support of: the Flemish authorities
Distribution: Frans Brood Productions
Diptych: The missing door and The lost room were created with the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government
Based upon Adrift, created with the dancers of NDT I: Chloe Albaret, Lydia Bustinduy, César Faria Fernandes, Fernando Hernando Magadan/Spencer Dickhaus, Anna Hermann, Anne Jung, Marne Van Opstal, Roger van der Poel, Meng‐keWu, Ema Yuasa/Rena Narumi

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