We are engaged in conveying meaning to our audience and in finding meaning for ourselves through personal exploration. Through collective creation we acknowledge the importance of both aspects, and bring them together in one artistic experience.
L’atelier Spectaculaire adopts a collaborative and detailed creation process. For each specific project, several artists join Philippe Rixhon and his associates to create new work in a trusting and playful atmosphere.
Philippe Rixhon was involved with Brussels’ Théâtre d’Art at the age of fourteen; theatre has been his passion ever since. Thirty years ago he adopted collective creation, wrote a satirical play, L’essaim congelé, with two friends, and produced it to great acclaim (Atelier Théâtre Jean Vilar). Philippe read philosophy and engineering in Louvain-la-Neuve and graduated in management in Boston. He learnt acting at the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts, set design at the Belgian Centre d‘Études Théâtrales, and theatre directing at Middlesex University.
The University of Bedfordshire named him Honorary Doctor of Arts in recognition of outstanding contribution to performing arts production, arts technology and literary creation. A member of the Directors Guild of Great Britain, he focuses on literary creation and on the junction of arts, business and technology.