Collectif Curieux

( Carré Curieux, Cirque Vivant ! )

The Company

Collectif Curieux (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, Collectif Curieux (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 Show

Connexio Creation 2021

The Team

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Vladimir COUPRIE

Vladimir is one of the four co-founders and co-directors of the company Carré Curieux, Cirque Vivant! An exceptional juggler, especially with diabolos-toupies and soap bubbles, he was also trained in the art of clowning by Michel Dallaire, Christophe Thellier and Franck Dinet. Vladimir’s personality has been noticed in all his previous works, from the number “Derniers instants…” created with Luca Aeschlimann and performed at the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in 2008, to “Famille choisie”, the company’s latest creation under the big top. Since graduating from the Ecole Supérieure des Arts du Cirque (ESAC) in 2007 with high honors, Vladimir Couprie has co-created and performed in the shows “Le Carré Curieux”, “Le Passage”, “Orgue en Suspension”, “Petit Frère”, “Bruxelles-Bussel! Belgian Circus Dinner Show”, “Famille Choisie” and several solo, duo and quartet circus acts