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Circus / Dance / Perfomance




Stage @theDock


Friday 1 Sep 15:30
Friday 1 Sep 18:30

Saturday 2 Sep 13:00
Saturday 2 Sep 17:00
(Audio Description available)


"Circus is not about achieving, but challenging the impossible. The search for the limits of balance, gravity, time and endurance creates a unique dance." - Piet Van Dycke

Choreographer Piet Van Dycke invited four circus artists to create this unique show. Each artist specialised in a different discipline (bascule, belts, trapeze and acro-dance). Four individual disciplines were merged through impressive choreography into one new collective language.

EXIT shows the meeting of four individuals walking one collective path. In a big, impressive installation with a revolving wall and floating doors, they move in and through space. They propel each other, walk, collide, climb, carry, balance and transform. They meet and leave, appear and disappear. As people, we are always on the go, but what if you do not arrive home anywhere? And what about the tension between the individual and the group? In their quest for independence, they realise that they need each other more than ever. They balance each other out, but also bring each other out of balance.

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EXIT is an exciting, impressive and physical circus and dance performance where movement, partner acrobatics and risk taking shared balances have to emerge.


Circumstances is the circus and dance company under the artistic direction of Piet Van Dycke. Circumstances develops, produces and distributes wordless, impactful circus and dance performances. In these performances Piet works as a choreographer together with circus artists. Each performance is made out of/for/with/in different Circumstances: site-specific and/or theatre performances working form different circus disciplines, with children/adolescents/elderly people, for different target groups.

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Access Information

This show is at Stage @theDock - an outdoor venue with seats. There is no spoken word in this show and is told through circus and dance on a set made of doors and changing panels.

With support of: The Flemish Government


Performers: Christopher Mc Auley, Luuk Brantjes, Samuel Rhyner en William Blenkin

Music: Bastiaan van Vuuren/Bastian Benjamin

Dramaturgy: Marie Peeters

Installation: Arjan Kruidhof en Arjen Schoneveld

Scenographic support: Menno Boerdam

Technique: Casper Van Overschee

Research: Bavo De Smedt, Marius Cavin en Raff Pringuet

Coproduction: Festival Circolo, DansBrabant, Theater op de Markt-Dommelhof, HET LAB Hasselt, circ’uit, Miramiro, Cirklabo

With support of: PLAN, Stad Leuven, Grensverleggers/deBuren