Pierre-Jean Verbraeken
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Pierre-Jean Verbraeken

Set designer

Pierre-Jean Verbraeken

It was after meeting Philippe Decouflé in 1986 that Pierre-Jean decided to start working for the performing arts, creating all sorts of special effects, mechanisms, sets and accessories for the DCA Company. He worked on all DCA productions since Codex and on the shorts Caramba, Le P’tit bal… He designed the accessories of Solo (2003), and staged installations and devices of Opticon (2012).
He invented all sorts of machines and designed a wide selection of sets with companies such as Royal de Luxe (since 2008), La Machine, Le Luna Collectif, Herman Diephuis, Eric Martin, James Thierrée, Système Castafiore, Pascale Houbin, and others.
In 1997, he set up Compagnie 816 and co-founded the company Skelet. He was also an active member of Clowns Without Borders since it was established in 1993 and participated in missions in Croatia, Bosnia, Moldavia and Uruguay. Pierre-Jean passed away in 2011.