Circus without Circus – Thalia Pigier & Joren De Cooman

Choreographer and performer Thalia Pigier (FR) and circus artist Joren De Cooman (BE) worked together in DYNAMO in the Autumn of 2022. The aim of the project was to facilitate cross-boundary research and to develop and explore cross-disciplinary working methods. 

Thalia and Joren shared excerpts from their work on Monday 29th in an open presentation!

About the artists

Joren de Cooman
Joren is based in Belgium and works with teeterboard as circus discipline, and participatory art.
“For the biggest part of my professional career I worked in a collective context for bigger circus companies like Cirque du Soleil and Machine de Cirque. The focus was always very technical. Only recently I started to work in a more interdisciplinary and experimental approach, creating my own research performances. At the moment I’m letting my specific circus equipment go and I start using the public space as main inspiration.”

Thalia Pigier
Thalia is based in France and works with contemporary dance and theatre.
“I work both with objects and improvisation and I would like to see how those things and my practice of Flying Low (among other things) could meet the different practices of circus artists. I’m also interested in working site specific and because I found that the experimentations of a lot of circus companies trying to explore new ways of performing in the city or in the nature really change the experience of the spectator, I believe this program could lead me to create performances with a new gaze.”

About the project

Circus without Circus is Organised by 8 partner organisations and co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. The artist residencies in Denmark are co-organised together with Metropolis. Read more:

In residency at Dynamo from Aug. 17. 2022 to Aug. 29. 2022