Jack-in-the-Box is a performance researching how to find infinite possibilities within confined situations.
The Box, this constructed reality is only a linguistic, conceptual and symbolic framework or matrix pulled in front of our eyes, blinding us from the ecstatic visions of what might be behind those walls once we take off the lid.
Jack-in-the-Box is a globe trotting performance that rewrites itself over and over again, in direct dialogue with where it is being performed. From Brussels to Berlin to Tehran to Hong Kong to... it looks at what's universal in our questioning of boundaries and comfortzones. How constrictions can be a source of infinite creativity.

Jack-in-the-Box: Wing
Hong Kong. On the rooftops in Chai Wan, HK. Where Boxed living is normality.

Jack-in-the-Box: I Ran
Tehran. A Jack-in-the-Box was performed in the Untimely Festival in Tehran, Iran. In an underground location the performer and the audience went on a collective journey inside Jack's Box.

Jack-in-the-Box: Paleizen 12
Brussels. A musical encounter between MAURO PAWLOWSKI, KAREN WILLEMS and GILLES POLET

Jack-in-the-Box: Paleizen 12, Brussels from Gilles Polet on Vimeo.

Jack-in-the-Box: Le Ballet Interdit II
Berlin. Wild Card residency within the Long Life Burning program in Berlin.

Jack-in-the-Box: dress me ass you like from Gilles Polet on Vimeo.

Jack-in-the-Box: Le Ballet Interdit
Brussels. A commissioned artistic dialogue in BAC, with the works of represented Iranian artists.
Direction: Gilles Polet
Performance: Ariadna Girones Mata and Gilles Polet

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