Camille Paycha

Camille Paycha (Boegbeeld vzw)
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Previous work

Ice Skates and other cruelties (2021)

The Hangman Radioshow (2019)
(with Noortje Sanders & Thijs Veerman)

Over de geur van vers brood en de schaal van de dingen (2018)
(with Noortje Sanders)

I ate the entire fruit salad (2015)
(with Ruben Mardulier)

Born in Paris, France - based in Oostende, Belgium - aerial straps as specialisation. Camille has worked in the past with other artists, but with her solo show ‘Ice Skates and Other Cruelties’ she has been selected as a laureate in CircusNext.


Camille graduated from the Academy for Circus and Performance Art in Tilburg in 2015 with the aerial straps as specialisation. Since 2015 she has been working on her own projects with first the Helaba Compagnie: I ate the entire fruitsalad, for the 500 years death anniversary of the painter Jheronimus Bosch.

She then founded with Noortje Sanders and Thijs Veerman The Hangman Radioshow, a site specific performance on the scope of radio. The collaboration between Camille and Noortje continued under the name Radio Sancha. They make video works, performances and exhibitions together. Their video work WaterRuis, made for Oerol Festival, was nominated for the Joop Mulder Plak in 2020.

Simultaneously, Camille experiments with circus as a practice, tends towards proposals that speak for themselves, refining her aesthetic, relying on the power of the imagination through humour, violence, objects, bodies, morality, immorality and all their intersections. In 2021, she gathered a team for the creation of the show Ice Skates And Other Cruelties

Camille is currently performing The Time Of Our Singing from Janni van Goor, PORTRAITS from Side-Show and Ice Skates And Other Cruelties from her own company. She is part of the artisitic council of ACAPA in Tilburg and participates in the research led by The Circus Dialogues.

With ‘Ice Skates and other Cruelties’ Camille was chosen as laureate for CircusNext 2020-2021. CircusNext is a European circus program in which makers are selected by a European jury on the basis of their originality and creativity.