Gilles Polet BE
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. Since graduating, his first solo Jack-in-the-Box was performed in Hong Kong, Tehran, Berlin, among other places.
Traveling through Iran, Gilles took a journey of initiation into the world of sufism, which inspired him to create his next solo: SIMURGH: the story of the Conference of Birds, told by a GoGo Dancer.
Gilles has collaborated with Troubleyn/Jan Fabre for 10 years. Among their collaborations were the two re-enactments "This is theatre like it was to be expected and fore-seen" and The "Power of Theatrical Madness" where 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 2018, Gilles focused on his career as a yoga teacher, creating his own outdoor yoga exercise series and app called YOGING.
He came back to the stage in 2021 with Arno Ferrera in CUIR in June 2021, a collaboration that led them to direct a new creation together in 2023: ArMOUR.
When not creating or touring, Gilles Polet is teaching yoga and pilates at Yyoga and Aspria in Brussels.