Although they have known each other since childhood, this is the first time Jokke Vanderlinden and Joren De Cooman work together. At the end of 2012, they began to explore the possibilities offered by a new circus discipline: the mini-teeterboard. Their trials have provided such beautiful results, and so they decided to create a show… This is how a new company was born.
In April 2013, the duo presented the first stages of a work in progress as a street show. This show, along with an act with their mini-teeterboard, found its final form during the summer. Although the company is still young, this could very well be the beginning of a beautiful story.
Who are we?
Jokke embarked on his circus adventure at the age of 10 and passed his spare time at the circus school Cirkus in Beweging. It is here that he felt his first circus pleasures and sensations on stage with the production group WirWar. Later, when he started at the École Superieure des Arts de Cirque (ESAC), he fuelled his passion for the circus even more.
He toured the streets, parks and squares of Europe for eight years with the wacky trampoline show Le BoTrio, and with the show Sibling he explored the Belgian theaters. Between 2007 and 2011, Jokke also realized various custom circus projects with the collective ARTBOEM. Alongside, Jokke has been working as a solo-artist at Boxtalino’s Wondercircus. Cie KaO is a fresh new challenge that further enhances his love for his profession.
Joren also started very young at Cirkus in Beweging, where he was part of the production group Kronkel. Already an aspiring acrobat, he tried his luck at the École Superieure des Arts de Cirque (ESAC). Here he founded the teeterboard duo Teeter Totter, with whom he traveled around the world in several large companies such as Circus Monti and Cirque du Soleil, between 2009 and 2011. In addition to his experience in these big projects, he also made his own, more intimate work.
In the summer of 2012, Joren embarked upon a new adventure and created the circus occasional collective Un Mât Une Planche, with whom he made his first street theater experiments. During a tour along the French coast he discovered the benefits of more intimate and small-scale performances. With Cie KaO he hopes to continue to work in this vein.