For example, PLAN-maker Piet Van Dycke’s circus artists almost demolish the bar. Van Dycke also explains how he will further develop his practice within PLAN. “Everyone has their limits and I like to challenge those. For example, that could be in gravity, harmony, balance or endurance. Exploring all those limits is what creates a dance for me.” You can watch the broadcast here https://vimeo.com/554836743 Starring: Dans Brabant, Club SoDa, PLAN Talentontwikkeling Brabant, Moving Futures, Tilburg (gemeente), NS16, Corpo Máquina Society, Lisa Reinheimer, Wim van Stam, Evangelos Vaggelis Biskas V, Yiannis Logothetis, Piet Van Dycke, Samuel Rhyner, Cal Courtney, Courtney May Robertson, The Ruggeds. A Beat the Dutch production, with Hadassah de Boer.
Image: stills from the video portrait, copyright Beat the Dutch
EXIT has been selected for the TheaterFestival 2023. For the jury, EXIT was the most thrilling circus performance seen in Flanders last season. It's not hard to understand why it also became a true hit among the general public: as the pace and music intensify, you find yourself on the edge of your seat. Wonder reigns, but it is never without purpose. This work genuinely piques our curiosity about what Van Dycke, as an 'up and coming' circus maker, has in store.
On a sunny afternoon, acrobat-teacher Aurelia Brailowsky, dancer-acrobat Det Rijven, choreographer Janni van Goor, and juggler Sander De Cuyper gather in the courtyard of Limerick to discuss a sensitive topic: aging.
Read the full article by Mahlu Mertens in Circus Magazine #75 (June 2023).
Choreographer Piet Van Dycke does not fit into pigeonholes. With his innovative mix of dance, circus and acrobatics, Belgium and the Netherlands have gained a new audience favourite. "Tricks don't interest me, but the way to get there."
Interview in De Standaard, by Charlotte De Somviele.
At the Krokusfestival in Hasselt, a children's jury voted for their favorite theater performance. EXIT is the winner of this edition.
The Oerol festival has not lost its appeal after two canceled editions. Also this year, the Dutch Wadden Island shows itself from its best side, with location theater in dunes, woods and barns (and sheep next to the stage). We premiered EXIT on the 10th of June at this beautiful festival with the location version.
Circus dance, music theatre architecture and worldly mime. Piet, Timo and Elias. Those are the names of the 3 new, completely original makers that will enthusiastically start this spring with a three-year PLAN trajectory.
ON/OFF premiered at Festival Boulevard and was performed at Festival Spoffin and Festival Circolo.
For the 23rd edition of DansClick, Piet Van Dycke was interviewed by Hasan Gök. The portrait video was shot by Conni Trommlitz and was shown on big screen after the performance during the DansClick tour.
Piet Van Dycke has won the BNG Bank Dance Prize 2021 and will be featured in the Netherlands next autumn during the DansClick23 tour. The prize for outstanding choreography talent was awarded on the 25th of June in Parkstad Limburg Theaters in Heerlen during the schrit_tmacher festival.