– Peep shows about loneliness and lonely people

Definition of loneliness: “Loneliness is the feeling of being involuntarily alone and lacking intimacy with others. It is the unpleasant feeling that arises when your social relations are experienced as inadequate. Hence, loneliness is a subjective experience; if you feel lonely – you are lonely.”

PEEPS is all about loneliness that hits you when you least expect it.

PEEPS invites the audience into a live installation consisting of peep shows with 5 dancers and actors and even more angles on being involuntary alone.
At close range and completely unobtrusive, the spectator is invited to peek into intimate spaces filled with embarrassing and unmentionable feelings like emptiness, despair and desperation. Rooms inhabited by individuals bravely struggling in solitude against isolation.

PEEPS is both a performance and an installation. The audience moves around individually between the different spaces and peepshows that make the world of PEEPS – completely free and random, yet guided by light, sound and physical activity, inviting to search out the next empty and lonely univers.









PEEPS gives the spectator a strong emotional experience as they move around between the different faces of loneliness.






Loneliness is often invisible – it’s difficult to recognize if people we cross in the street are lonely. PEEPS goes behind the facade and shares the intimate experience of loneliness.







The performance and installation takes the loneliness that can affect us all, when we least expect it, seriously.











Gently  loneliness is dissected.


Idea & concept
Helle Bach / dadadans
Siggi Oli Palmason

Helle Bach
in close collaboration
with the performers

Bo Madvig
Miguel Cortes
Liv Mikaela Sanz
Bodil Lassen
Maria Helena Wilhelmsson

Siggi Oli Palmason
Laura Rasmussen

Sound Design
Emil Sebastian Bøll

Bodil Buonaventzen

Light consultant
Anders Kjems

Jimmi Nørgaard

Hannah Oxenvad Svarrer

Project managers
Rikke Baes-Carlsen
Birgitte Kyed

1:1 Produktion


PEEPS is a co-production between dadadans, Bora Bora and Dansehallerne. It is supported by the Danish Arts Council, Aarhus Municipality, and Beckett-Fonden.


DADADANS-PEEPS_trailer_LONG from dadadans on Vimeo.

”I am not afraid of dying. I am afraid of being lonely for the rest of my life.”

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