CIE kRaK! consists of Els Degryse and Dieter Missiaen. Circus Krak (original name) was founded in 2008 to bring shows all around the world for street children. With “Charlieston”, the first show, they played throughout Southeast-Asia and South-America. Back home they turned the show into a contemporary circus performance and played at festivals and cultural centres in Belgium.
From a lot of enthousiasm and ambition arose the second show “Kiss!” which they created with the help a clowning coach Tom Roos (Cie Wurre Wurre). They are currently touring through Belgium with this show.
The third show “Viva Victor” is the firts soloproject of Dieter Missiaen. Els stays behind the scene to coach together with Micheline Vandepoel.
Since 2016 Els and Dieter are creating 2 new shows with Ief Gilis from Circo Ripopolo: “Kontrol” (2017) and ““Minimum impact // maximim smile” (2018)
Throughout the years it became clear that clowning is their discipline and they keep on training to master this art to the fullest. CIE kRaK! stands for wordless and visual shows, with a lot of humour and a bit of circus. All shows are created with the support of the Flemish Centre for Circus Arts and with the support of the Government of Flanders.
And for every booking, CIE kRaK! donates part of the booking fee to Shangrila Home, a home for street children.
2011: “Charlieston” with Els Degryse and Dieter Missiaen (coach Gab Bondewel, from Shake That & Cirque Democratique)
2014: “Kus” with Els Degryse and Dieter Missiaen (coach Tom Roos, Cie Wurre Wurre)
2015: “ Viva Victor” with Dieter Missiaen (coach Micheline Vandepoel and Els Degryse)
2017: “Kontrol” with Dieter Missiaen (coach: Ief Gillis, Circo Ripopolo)
2018: “Minimum impact // maximim smile” with Els Degryse en Dieter Missiaen (coach: Ief Gillis, Circo Ripopolo)