het Theater Festival

“For the jury, EXIT was the most exciting circus performance to be seen in Flanders last season. In it, wonder reigns supreme, but never becomes provisional.”


“The piece cleverly builds up to an impressive apotheosis (…) the performers hoist themselves into the air, slide off the wall and the four of them look for a balance that they eventually find. Impressive (…) the sensation of the weekend.”

De Standaard

“Exit is a playful and sophisticated combination of acrobatics, dance, slapstick and balance-art. The work of the young choreographer Piet Van Dycke excels through an organic mix of light-footedness and heaviness.”

De Volkskrant




Not one without the other.

‘EXIT’ is an exciting, impressive and physical circus and dance performance where movement, partner acrobatics and balance board merge. Choreographer Piet Van Dycke invited four circus artists, each specialized in a different discipline (bascule, belts, trapeze and acro-dance). Four individual disciplines in one 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 arrive and depart, meet and leave, appear and disappear. As people, we are always on the go, but what if you can never arrive home anywhere? And what about the tension between the individual and the group? In their quest for independence, they need each other more than ever. They balance each other out, but also bring each other out of balance. A flirt with risk.




Concept, choreography: Piet Van Dycke
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
€20 / +65: €18 / -26: €16 / -18: €14
duration: 55 min.
language: Without words