The Alchemist of the Performing Arts
Luc PETIT is a Belgian artistic director, designer and creator of shows, major events, exhibitions and museum spaces.
“Illuminator of mystery, when he incorporates the sacred into his art, Luc PETIT is not far from unhooking the moon”
His training as a film-maker initially led to involvements in audiovisual productions, in collaboration with Jean-Michel JARRE, Jean ROCHEFORT and Gérard DEPARDIEU, among others.
Franco DRAGONE, well known for his creations for the CIRQUE DU SOLEIL, Céline DION’s show in Las Vegas and THE HOUSE OF DANCING WATER show in China, has called upon his talent for many years. Luc PETIT was responsible for staging DISNEY CINEMA PARADE in Paris, the opening ceremony of EUROFOOT 2000 in Brussels, the inauguration of the ALTIRA HOTEL in Macau, with the presence of the actor CHOW Yun-Fat hyping up the event, a sumptuous Indian Wedding in Venice with the participation of SHAKIRA and the GOTAN PROJECT as guest stars and a show in Harbin in China for Wanda Group. He is also responsible for managing the casting of a Franco DRAGONE production in Abu Dhabi.
On a personal level, he has worked on projects for NESPRESSO, BNP PARIBAS FORTIS, BELGACOM, MOBISTAR, ORANGE, THALYS and BESIX. He designed two events for the company AMWAY China, integrating video mapping, water fountains, impressive magic acts and performances. In collaboration with FILMMASTER EVENTS, a company known for the creation of prestigious ceremonies, such as the Turin and Sotchi Olympic Games, he conceived a corporate show in the Ukraine set on a floating stage in the middle of a lake. He also organized an incredible water show with acrobatic divers for TELENET. Luc PETIT has also relived the mythical cinema’s studio of Cinecittà by presenting a roman parade in the legendary film set and a dinner show where Emeli Sande and Alicia Keys took part.
Also highly active in Belgium, his shows featuring projected images can be enjoyed in Tournai and Dinant, as well as an event to celebrate the launch of Mons 2015 – Capitale européenne de la Culture and a sound and light show in Bastogne, within the framework of the commemorations for the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Ardennes, for which he and TEMPORA, were awarded the Trophée de l’Evénement Exceptionnel in Cannes.
In 2015, he was staging INFERNO, the opening show for the bicentenary of the legendary Battle of Waterloo, a huge show in the middle of the fields and bringing together more than 300 re-enactors, 50 horses and 25 artists and musicians. At the EuBEA Festival 2015 in Seville, the bicentenary events, produced and organized by VO COMMUNICATION and VERHUSLT EVENTS & PARTNERS, has won 8 awards including the Best European Event, Best Cultural Event and Best Creative Director. Moreover, at the Hougoumont Farm, Luc PETIT created a multimedia space and he restored the battle between Napoleon and Wellington thanks to the three large moving bas-reliefs.
His imagination has given rise to the NOCTURNALES, a new concept of heritage operas, developed with Michel TEHEUX who wanted to highlight the architectural wealth of cathedrals and patrimonial buildings. Luc PETIT also created urban operas such as DECROCHER LA LUNE, who won 4 Awards at the EuBEA 2016, among others Best Cultural Event (Gold) and Best Opening Ceremony/Celebration (Gold), Saint-Petersburg, a TEA Awards 2017 for Outstanding Achievement Live Event Spectacular on a Limited Budget in Los Angeles and a Silver Award at the BEA 2016 in Belgium and also parades, including one dedicated to Jean Paul GAULTIER in Montreal, in collaboration with Danielle ROY. Together, they were responsible for the artistic co-direction of the outdoor part and the street arts FESTIVAL JUSTE POUR RIRE.
Since 2012, the musical inspired by the story of PETER PAN – featuring a mixture of dance, singing, acrobatics, lighting effects and videos – conceptualized by Luc PETIT and his team as biggest video mapping show for arenas, is continuing his success with a world tour and has already been welcomed by hundreds of thousands of showgoers in Europe, but also in Dubai, Doha, Singapore and Taipei.
A true magician of theatre arts, Luc PETIT combines all the most innovative disciplines and technical means to present, at each show, stunning atmospheres that nevertheless remain within the context of his artistic and human approach.