Belgian company, based in Rhode-Saint-Genèse (in the Flemish province Brabant), founded in 1984 by Agnès Limbos (b.1952 in Huy) who has performed solo from her first show Petrouchka, an intimate tabletop puppetry production based on the story of the ballet by Igor Stravinsky. Actress, storyteller and manipulator of objects, Agnès Limbos employs a subtle and continually evolving visual language. Uniquely, in a way both disturbing and hilarious, she uses voices and gestures to animate basically disparate materials that are never simple illustrations of the dramatic content but an integral element. Agnès Limbos explores the contradictions of universal magic and reality, the tragic and the comic, to fertilize a kind of theatre which is vital, funny, moving and always good-humoured. The work is primarily for young school audiences, then for a general public. Examples are Petits Pois (Tender Peas), Le Sourire du Fou (The Smile of the Madman, 1992), Le Train d’enfer (The Train of Hell), Le Grand Malheur (The Great Misfortune), Princesse, Fables rouges (Red Fables, 1998), Dégage, Petit! (Let Go, Kid! 2003), shows that have toured throughout the French-speaking world and are regularly invited to major festivals abroad.

(See Belgium.)