Le Jardin was Peeping Tom's first creation for the stage. The performance is a diptych, comprising a film – made in an African nightclub in Brussels – and a piece of dance theatre.
In Le Jardin, the most diverse and unusual characters immerse themselves in the nightlife, in a cabaret-like atmosphere. This dream or nightmare conjures up a world without barriers. Then comes the dance, and another reality begins. In the live performance three characters from the film return in a beautifully tended garden. Both the film and the performance highlight the value of the human form, the tragedy of wasted lives.
Le Jardin was created by Gabriela Carrizo, Franck Chartier and Simon Versnel and premiered on 13 June 2002 at Victoria (Ghent, BE). Between 2002 and 2008, the piece toured throughout Europe. Le Jardin was also the first part of a trilogy and was followed in 2004 by Le Salon and finally in 2007 by Le Sous Sol.