Compagnie KAO

The Company

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

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

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.

The Show

Zirkus N°1

Zirkus N°1 is an intimate, but spectacular show, involving the mini-teeterboard. Two young men discover a magical world, playing in a mountain of material. All kinds of attributes and instruments come to life and take you into a world where anything is possible. 30 minutes of soaring street theater!

Jokke and Joren bring a compact and flexible formula, for all ages, with acrobatics, humor and love.

Coaching by Jan Daems | With the support of Leuvenement

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Calendar

2015

2017

12 aug 2017
Cirque@taque
Ekeren
2 jul 2017
Lokeren
18 jun 2017
O\'de Molenbeek
Molenbeek
4 jun 2017
Oude Badhuis
Antwerpen
3 jun 2017
Damplein
Antwerpen
27 mei 2017
Villers
10 feb 2017
Leuven

2016

17 sep 2016
Puurs
28 aug 2016
Dag van het Zand
Lommel
24 aug 2016
De Circusboerderij
Bierbeek
7 jul 2016
Burendag Onpvancentrum
Kapellen
3 jul 2016
Kortenberg Feest
Kortenberg
2 jul 2016
Sierk Masjiek
Ronse
16 mei 2016
Straattheaterfestival
Bokrijk
27 apr 2016
Circus Belevingsdag
Hamme
13 apr 2016
Buitenspeeldag
Antwerpen

2015

4 sep 2015
Paradiso familie festival
Sint-Niklaas
30 aug 2015
Schorremorrie
Boom
22 aug 2015
Meerhout
6 aug 2015
Ninove
31 jul 2015
Paradiso familie festival
Bredene
30 jul 2015
Paradiso familie festival
Bredene
29 jul 2015
Paradiso familie festival
Bredene
7 jun 2015
Tongeren
6 mei 2015
Rotterdam

2014

23 nov 2014
Qukeleku
Bierbeek
19 okt 2014
Winksele
27 sep 2014
La Fête de la Saint Remy
Ittre
7 sep 2014
Gordelfestival
Huizingen
6 sep 2014
Groede (NL)
31 aug 2014
Antwerpen
30 aug 2014
Scherpenhuivel
23 aug 2014
Soon Come Festival
Leuven
21 jul 2014
Jeugdcircusfestival
Gent
20 jul 2014
Antwerpen
6 jul 2014
Privé feest
Merchtem
6 jul 2014
Antwerpen
28 jun 2014
Privé feest
Mechelen
15 jun 2014
Hoboken
1 jun 2014
Kinderhoogdag
Drogenbos
23 mar 2014
Straffe Toeren (RING)
Diest
22 feb 2014
Wagenhuys
Leuven
14 feb 2014
Appeltuin
Leuven

2013

29 okt 2013
Rode Hond
Leuven
13 okt 2013
Kinderhoogdag
Strombeek-Bever
27 sep 2013
Sportdag
Kortenberg
22 sep 2013
Kinderhoogdag
Diest
7 sep 2013
Uitwijken
Brugge
4 aug 2013
Klinkers for Kids
Brugge
14 jul 2013
Brosella Jazz
Brussel
13 jul 2013
Brosella Folk
Brussel
13 jul 2013
Release Festival
Borgloon
26 mei 2013
Circusdag Zonder Handen
Brussel
17 mei 2013
Circus en Co
Leuven
12 mei 2013
Café Zeezicht
Antwerpen
11 mei 2013
Mano Mundo
Boom
27 apr 2013
Circus Dag
Balen
14 apr 2013
Gevleugelde Stad
Ieper
13 apr 2013
Gevleugelde Stad
Ieper

Contacts

info@ciekao.be
+32 (0) 498 52 83 63 (Jokke)
+32 (0) 494 34 75 97 (Joren)

 

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