Collectif Malunés is a Franco-Belgian contemporary circus company — founded in 2009, in Belgium. Born out of the insatiable desire to enrich itself artistically on stage and on the street. Whilst simultaneously following a higher education program in circus arts in Tilburg (ACaPA), four young artists — 3 Flemish, and one French — formed this collective, overflowing with ambition and energy.
2010 saw the first tour of the street show Sens Dessus Dessous in Flanders and the Netherlands.
In 2011 the show was a competition prizewinner at the international street arts festival MiraMirO (in Ghent), with the Grand Prix du Jury and the Prix du Public.
In 2012, the show crossed the borders of Spain.
From 2013-15, having finally left school, the show could respond to high demand and was taken under the wing of renowned agency Frans Brood Productions. The tour dates tripled and the show continued to play further afield: in England, France, Lithuania, Austria, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, Venezuela and not forgetting, Belgium and the Netherlands – a total of 250 performances to date!
In 2015, the show Sens Dessus Dessous toured for it’s last year, to leave space for the Collectif’s second show Forever, happily…under a burgundy, big-top tent — like the beautiful archaic caravan of the companies’ origins.
For Forever, happily… the amicable and professional relationship with Frans Brood continues. The Malunés family has grown and now consists of Simon Bruyninckx, Juliette Correa, Arne Sabbe, Lola Devault-Sierra, Nickolas Van Corven, Luke Horley, Gabriel Larès and Arjan Hendrickx.