Drache Nationale

Cie Scratch [Be]

On tour • created in 2023

Drache Nationale

Cie Scratch [Be]

Juggling & rain

« Drache nationale » is a popular name given to the heavy rain that sometimes falls on Belgium on the national holiday.

Tom, Gaëlle and Denis get together around a question that is essential to them: “How to be positive when everything sucks?” They will try to answer it with a queen in the rain, a slow dance at a first party, the death of a best friend, failed dreams, small victories, the list of the worst shit in the world and above all: juggling.


By and with Tom Boccara, Gaëlle Coppée, Denis Michiels Coach Bram Dobbelaere Artistic advice Gaël Santisteva Clowning Christine Rossignol-Dallaire Lights Thibault Condy Costumes Héloïse Mathieu Co-productions and residencies Maison de la Culture Tournai, Perplx, Latitude 50 – Pôle des Arts du Cirque et de la Rue, UP – Circus & Performing Arts, Festival International des arts de la rue de Chassepierre, Centre Culturel Wolubilis, Centre Culturel du Brabant Wallon, Archipel 19, Centre Culturel d’Uccle, Maison de la Création, La Batoude Supported by Risotto, réseau pour l’essor des arts de la rue et de l’espace public en Île-de-France Subventions Wallonie-Bruxelles Théâtre-Danse, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

The company

Cie Scratch [Be]

Cie Scratch was founded in 2013. The company’s universe is based on juggling, scratch, silly choreography, Belgian anticlimax and surrealism. The manipulation of objects is central to the company’s research. The artistic team of the Scratch company is composed of 9 male and 1 female juggler who work on the various creations: “T.N.T” (2013), “Split” (2017), “Mousse” (2020), “Akokiya” (2021), “Drache Nationale” (April 2023).

In 2021, Gaëlle Coppée received the SACD Prize for the author of a juggled creation in France.


Upcoming dates

17 August 2024 - 18 August 2024
28 September 2024 - 29 September 2024

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