David Notebaert

Actor, singer, director, author… David Notebaert wears more than one hat! An atypical singer, he produced two albums and took part in numerous collaborations on the Belgian music scene in the 90s. After travelling the roads of France in a horse-drawn carriage with a puppet show (El Circo Radio Pinzani), he met the Magic Land Theatre, with whom he learned all the roles that theatre can offer, from set designer to assistant director, from actor to director. For over 20 years he performed on stage, but also created modules for the street as part of the troupe, learning about cabaret, boulevard, burlesque and vaudeville.

He has already taken part in several of Luc Petit’s shows, including “Le Jeu de Jean et Alice” and “La Nuit des dragons”.

Didier Pasquette

Didier Pasquette is the star tightrope walker in the circus world! Trained at the Centre national des arts du cirque in Châlon-en-Champagne in 1985, he has worked with some of the world’s greatest circuses: Archaos, Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Roncalli, Cirque National Alexis Gruss. He has won numerous awards: Cirque de Demain (special jury prize), the Golden Lions prize in Wuhan, the Riva Dell Grada and Massy circus festivals, first prize at the Brittany circus festival… He’ll send shivers down your spine from nine metres up!

Patrick Grüss

Coming from a long line of circus performers and master equestrians, it was only natural that Patrick Grüss should learn a number of disciplines from an early age: acrobatics on the ground, balancing on a bungy rope, juggling, lasso, flying trapeze, auguste… and music! Patrick is also a trumpet player! He decided to specialise in the art of horse acrobatics and dressage, but also in horse rehabilitation. After becoming an acrobatics advisor to the French Federation and a teacher at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts du Cirque in Châlons-en-Champagne, he decided, when his brother Alexis Grüss set up his circus at the Château de Piolenc, to pass on his knowledge through a Conservatoire d’Art Equestre. The teaching there is in his image: patient and respectful.

Danses & Cie

Danses & Cie ASBL, directed by Elisabeth Gossuin, is a dance school based in Tournai, established in 1991 and recognized as a Center for Expression and Creativity by the Federation Wallonia Brussels.

Situated along the Escaut River, the center currently welcomes over 550 dancers each week, in extracurricular hours, in five spacious and bright studios. In these workshops, instructors share their passion through various disciplines: classical, contemporary, jazz, modern, American and Irish tap dance, breakdance, hip hop, girly, creative dance, yoga, stretching, pilates, 19th-century dance, cabaret, flamenco, and theater.

The center is open to all levels and ages, from 4 to 77 years old. Open days are held every year on the last Sunday of May, offering everyone the opportunity to discover the workshops and register for the upcoming season. A show featuring all workshops is presented every two years.

During school holidays, workshops are organized for children aged 4 to 11. Both fun and educational, these workshops combine dance sessions with multidisciplinary activities and aim to provide learning experiences that involve seeing, receiving, hearing, and discovering one’s environment.

In addition to extracurricular workshops, the center also hosts daytime classes for the artistic transition section of IPES Tournai, from the 3rd to the 6th year of secondary school.

Since its inception, the center has collaborated on various artistic event projects, notably alongside Luc Petit, both in Belgium and abroad.

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La Pommeraie

La Pommeraie is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is “to contribute to the reorientation of the life trajectory of people in acute or chronic crisis towards social reaffiliation, tending towards autonomy, inclusion and therefore citizenship”. As part of Luc Petit’s socio-cultural partnerships, the participation of La Pommeraie residents in the show adds a human dimension to the performances. A unique partnership that puts people at the heart of creation.

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Belgian Balloon Club

The “Belgian Balloon Club asbl” (BBC), created in 1979, is a club of hot air balloon enthusiasts, with its 12 hot air balloons and 1 gas balloon, all operational.

It has 35 members, including 15 pilots, 6 student pilots, and 1 instructor.

Their motto: Fly for fun (FFF), while respecting regulations and constantly ensuring the safety of passengers and crews.

They aim to preserve a genuine amateur spirit. Thus, they occupy a unique place within the broader Belgian aerostatic community!

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Les Vaillantines

This dance school located in Ath offers artistic classes and workshops for children starting from three years old. The Maison des Vaillantines is a former municipal school, in which the classrooms have been transformed into dance studios, theaters, music rooms, art rooms, relaxation areas, and game rooms… The attic is filled with thousands of costumes for the creation of performances: a real delight for all the children!

Louise Cheval, Emma Marbaix, Arthur Adam, Nahel Mercidas, Giulia Van Nieuwenhove Covent, Lilo Ghyllebert, Gauthier Collart Van Hecke, Rosalie Jacquet, Hannah Delwarte, Siebe Buyse, Célia Buyse, Sacha Du Bois, Pauline Degallaix, Jade Hubert, Tristan Baligand, Lilou Frébutte, Alice Defroyennes, Clara Defroyennes, Evan Dechèvres, Léonore Flameng, Lizéa Dumont, Clara Boucq, Lou Villance, Clémence Lisbeth, Virginie Ergo, Nicolas Pollet, Louise Eliard, Louisa Tahon, Rosalie Navez, Adeline Foucart

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Cie Danka

Based in Vercheny, Cie Danka is a live performance and street theatre company. It is co-directed by Hocine Bouguerra, percussionist and actor, and Anna Malyugina, dancer and actor. Mixing styles that include dance, music and prowess, Cie Danka is above all a questioning of time. A mobile and luminous machinery.

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Camille Burnichon

Both an aerial acrobat and a dancer, Camille puts her different skills to good use in her acts. From cabaret to street shows, her current projects are multidisciplinary, mixing dance, aerial performance and theatre… You’ve probably already seen her in a previous edition of Luc Petit’s shows! A fan of great heights, Camille will take you on a journey through hoop, corde lisse, fabric and even aerial dance! You can find her in aerial and vertical dance with Luc Petit, Cie Louxor, Cie Ayé Panik, Cie Rêve de Singe, Cie Danka, Cie In Fine, Cie Anolis, Cie Yack Stories, with Vincent Harisdo and at the Casino de Paris!

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Xavier Sourdeau

Ce licencié en psychopédagogie pourrait faire l’objet d’une longue biographie, car au lieu de faire le prof, bien droit au fond d’une classe, il a toujours fait le clown avec tout le monde en face ! This mania, this passion for playing the guguss, links him to the Compagnie du Tarmac and the Mômes Circus circus school. After graduating from the Lassaâd International Theatre School, he joined the Cirque du Trottoir with a few other friends. This wacky acrobat has worked with Patrick Sébastien, Michel Drucker and Albert of Monaco.

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Planète Cirque

ASBL Planète Cirque is a circus school founded in 2013 that offers children aged eight and over and teenagers the chance to try their hand at various circus techniques: unicycle, pedalos, stilts, ball, barrels, balancing wire, rola bola, juggling (balls, rings, clubs), Chinese plates, diabolos, bollas, flower sticks, acrobatics, etc.

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Max Stofkooper

Max started dancing at the age of 9 at the Artendance school (formerly Temps Danse Jazz). The following year he joined a children’s dance company with which he performed in various countries (France, Spain, Italy, Democratic Republic of Congo). After completing a course in choreographic humanities, he joined Bruno Vandelli’s school in Cannes to perfect his training in jazz and contemporary dance. Since then, he has worked for various choreographers on shows, events and musicals (Notre Dame de Paris) around the world (United Arab Emirates, China, Taiwan, Switzerland, etc.). For several years now, Max has been training in other aerial disciplines (Sway Pôle, vertical dance, Bungee, etc.).

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Team Dance Forever

Orphéa Gorsky founded the dance school in Leuze. Team Dance Forever offers a wide range of courses, from highly successful classical dance classes to modern dances such as funky and trampoline fitness. Finally, the club also teaches ballroom dances, which are enjoying a resurgence in popularity.

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Steve Corbisier

Self-taught prestidigitator artist from the Ath region.

Passionate about theater and magic since the age of 10. He starts taking magic and theater classes in Tournai and Ath, then continues his learning journey in Brussels with a group of friends. During his journey, he meets experienced magicians who support him and share their learnings and experiences with him.

He then specializes in close-up and theatrical magic.

Afterward, he starts performing on stage, as well as street performances at festivals such as Avignon, Aurillac, and Namur in May. And gradually, he works for some event agencies for private and public events.

Michel Lefebvre

For over forty years, MIMAS has delighted children and adults on stage and in private with its traditional or burlesque magic shows. They also perform as street performers, portraying various characters such as the court jester, royal barker, fake waiter, and more. They participate in numerous shows and events of all kinds. They take great pleasure in passing on their craft to children through magic, clown, and circus classes. They also contribute to various humanitarian projects through their performances and their expertise with the team of schoolchildren from around the world.

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Ça Sent le Roussi

Ça sent le roussi is a not-for-profit organisation that offers juggling circus shows in all its forms: whether it’s a peloton of cyclo-DJs delivering hits, acrobats twirling around on their bikes, frightening creatures on stilts, or fire jugglers as will be the case for “Around the World in 80 Days”, the artists of “Ça sent le roussi” have only one mission: to share their poetry in a show!

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À la rencontre de nos « Passepartout »

Discover below the actors who will guide you from one scene to the next through the grounds of the Château de Beloeil in the person of Passepartout, Phileas Fogg’s eccentric servant. Let Passepartout show you the way!

Cédric Barbay

He has been performing for children for over 15 years,

He was a semi-finalist in belgium got talent in 2012, and has been performing balloon modelling ever since, travelling across Belgium to present his show Wawhou, in which he uses magic and balloon modelling as a pretext for laughter.

A burlesque stroller in his spare time, he took part in the Nocturnales de Beloeil in Peter Pan and Pinocchio.

He is also the manager of a children’s events company offering family day entertainment, shows, bouncy castle hire and a board games shop.

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Kévin Ecobecq

Kévin Ecobecq, a graduate of the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles, fell into the theatre pot as a child and is now an actor, improviser, playwright and director. He has performed at the Abbaye de Villers la Ville and the Théâtre Royal des Galeries. A fan of theatre that is both funny and offbeat, he has directed some twenty amateur and professional plays. A member of the Studio Impro team for 17 years, he recently joined the Ligue d’Improvisation théâtrale Belge Professionnelle. Recently, he also started appearing on Youtube in On Va Spoiler, where he sums up cult films in his own way.

Grégor Cailleau

Grégor Cailleau, a lifelong learner and artist, attentive to his audience. Originally from Lessines. A multidisciplinary artist focused on clowning (mime, pitchman, juggler, balloon sculptor, court jester) and magic (close-up or stage). Active since 1997 in the animation and entertainment industry, this passionate individual primarily works with children. Regularly participates in events for adults and corporate events as a fake waiter, magician, technical manager, or event organizer. Clown Diabolo takes part in numerous shows and events in Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, as well as galas or festivals. In parallel, Grégor introduces children to magic, theater/clowning, and circus. He is also a facilitator at the R Magritte cultural center, responsible for programming PECA projects in schools.

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Fabian Lecastel

Fabian Le Castel is a Belgian comedian and impersonator, known for his roles as a presenter on the “Le 8/9” morning show on Radio Vivacité and on “Le Grand Cactus” on RTBF, alongside Jérôme de Warzée. In 2012, he joined the prestigious Revue du Théâtre des Galeries as a featured impersonator and later became part of the “4 sans voix”, an international quartet of impersonators. Concurrently, he continues to write new sketches and shows, such as “Maboul à facettes” or “Médisant de scène”. For Luc Petit’s “Le Tour du monde en 80 jours”, he lends his voice to the character of Passepartout!

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Meet our dancers

Tom Godfroid

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Sophiane Lebrun

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Nathan Vantieghem

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Sarah Firmin

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Meet our soloists

Eric Lenz

Eva Chabart

Wendy Calcus

Virginie Clesse

Jeanne Verpoest

Serge Schyns