Gilles Polet

Gilles Polet first trained as an actor at the Lemmensinsituut in Leuven before moving to Leeds to study at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. He graduated from P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels in 2008. His work ranges from opera with Deborah Warner at La Monnaie, Brussels, to choreography for music videos, to short films with directors Dimitri Karakatsanis, Andrew Ly and Kevin Calero.

His first solo Jack-in-the-Box was performed in Hong Kong, Tehran, and Berlin, among other places.
Traveling through Iran, Gilles took a journey of initiation into the world of dance, which inspired him to create his next solo: Simurgh: the story of the Birds Conference, told by a GoGo Dancer.

Gilles has collaborated with Troubleyn/Jan Fabre for 10 years. Among their collaborations were the two re-enactments het is theater zoals te verwachten en te voorzien was and De macht der theaterlijke dwaasheden he played the role of the emperor. He also participated in the creation and performance of Mount Olympus, to glorify the cult of tragedy, a 24-hour performance by Troubleyn/Jan Fabre.

In 2020, Gilles focused on his career as a yoga teacher, creating his own outdoor yoga app called YOGING. He joined Arno Ferrera in Cuir in June 2021.

update June 2023

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