Argentinean born Gabriela Carrizo (1970, Córdoba) started dancing at a multidisciplinary school at the age of 10. Under Norma Raimondi’s direction, the school went on to become Córdoba’s University Ballet, where Carrizo danced for a couple of years, and where she created her first choreographies. At the age of 19, she moved to Europe and over the years she worked with Caroline Marcadé, Les Ballets C de la B (La Tristeza Complice, 1997, and Iets op Bach, 1998), Koen Augustijnen (Portrait intérieur, 1994) and Needcompany (Images of Affection, 2001).
Carrizo continued working on her own choreographies as well, creatig the solo piece, E tutto sará d’ombra e di caline, and Bartime, a collaboration with Einat Tuchman and Lisi Estaras. She also created the choreography for the opera Wolf (2002), by Les Ballets C de la B. Carrizo plays a leading role in Fien Troch’s movie Kid (2012). In 2015, Carrizo created The Land, a collaboration with the Munich Residenztheater.
Carrizo’s experimental style constitutes a mix between dance and theatre and between the everyday and the mysterious. Together with Franck Chartier she founded the Brussels-based collective Peeping Tom in 2000. Since then Peeping Tom has grown into a dance theatre company with international renown. Peeping Tom toured internationally with the trilogy Le Jardin (2002), Le Salon (2005) and Le Sous Sol (2006). In 2009 Carrizo and Chartier created 32, rue Vandenbranden and in 2012 A Louer. Peeping Tom’s pieces Vader (2014) and Moeder (2016) are the first two parts of a trilogy.
In 2013 Carrizo created her first piece for the dancers of NDT 1, The missing door. In line with this work, Chartier created The lost room in 2015. In season 2017-2018, the duo completed the trilogy in the programme Side B: Adrift, which premiered on October 5 2017. Her work The missing door was part of the NDT 1 programme Soir Historique in season 2019-2020.
The missing door (2013) - NDT 1