The Company

Carré Curieux, Cirque Vivant ! is one of the emblematic companies in the current Belgian circus landscape.

Founded in 2007 by four young artists (Luca Aeschlimann, Vladimir Couprie, Gert De Cooman, Kenzo Tokuoka), “guys” from totally different backgrounds, all graduated from the École Supérieure des Arts du Cirque (E.S.A.C) in Brussels (Belgium ). The company has now achieved international fame and tours all over the world (Europe, Switzerland, Canada, China, Russia, Peru, Chile, Japan, Korea, Reunion Island…).

Our motto: “When I work, I am serious like a child who plays.” Picasso

We feel a deep need to create circus forms offering an alternative vision of our ways of life, of communication, through reinvented disciplines.

Our shows are filled with magical illusions and unusual appearances while remaining very attached to a certain simplicity, a closeness to the public… And always tinged with an insatiable irony !

Indoors, under the marquee, in the street or even in churches, Carré Curieux, Cirque Vivant ! is a multi-faceted company with a common goal: to compose original circus works without restrictions of form, without forgetting our first concern: to create with and for people.

Simplicity, diversity… Let’s be “curious“!
The company Carré Curieux, Cirque Vivant! is currently co-directed by Vladimir Couprie and Pedro Miguel Silva.
Alba our wolf-friend is an associate artist.
The company Carré Curieux, Cirque Vivant ! is a company associated with the Théâtre de liège until 2022…
The company Carré Curieux, Cirque Vivant! (contemporary circus of Belgium) is contract-programmed and subsidized by the Ministry of the French Community of Belgium / Wallonia-Brussels Federation, General Directorate of Culture, General Department of Performing Arts, Department of Circus, Fairground Arts and the street.
The company Carré Curieux, Cirque Vivant! receives occasional support from Wallonie Bruxelles International (WBI) and Wallonie-Bruxelles Théâtre/Danse (WBTD).
The company Carré Curieux, Cirque Vivant! has received support from the National Lottery for the development of its projects.
Our creations (shows) are registered with The Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers (SACD).
The Carré Curieux Company, Living Circus! is a member of Aires Libres asbl Consultation of street arts, circus arts and fairground arts.