La Belle Escabelle

Doble Mandoble



All spaces indoors & outdoors
All publics and ages

Duration: 30 minutes
Performance area: 8 x 8 m
Ground: flat, level and smooth
Minimum height: 4 m
Set up: 30 minutes
Take down: 30 minutes
Sound: at the charge of the organiser
Capacity: < 600

An ode to absurdity!

What can be done with simple step ladders? Have we ever really asked ourselves the question? The twins of the company, Doble Mandoble, yes! Embodying two characters of identical appearance but with very distinct characters, the artists give us a skilful demonstration of the multiple uses of this absurd object. Here is therefore a surprising spectacle of humor but also of poetry: the result of careful research carried out with, against, alongside, for and around the object in question. Pushing their different experiences to their climax, the twins will defy the physical and psychic laws of the universe to the point of sketching dangerously disturbing situations … Sometimes sketching some improbable figures, sometimes a pretext for acrobatics, the ladder – between dance and silhouette – gives pride of place to the most personal manipulations.

Prix “The most gobsmacking moment”. BE Festival. Birmingham, Angleterre. (2013)


Doble Mandoble is a circus company created in 2007 by Luis Javier and Miguel Angel Córdoba. Trained at the École Supérieure des Arts du Cirque ESAC in Brussels (Belgium), the twin brothers who founded the company have been among the first artists to use new magic in Belgium. Their artistic performances are a blend of circus, magic, physical theatre, object manipulation.

Doble Mandoble has received several prestigious international awards: First Prize in the ‘Macamagie’ Magic Competition in 2008 (Wavre, Belgium), First Prize in Comical Magic at the FISM World Competition in 2012 (Blackpool, United Kingdom), The Mandrake dOr in 2014 (Paris, France).

Doble Mandoble’s has a varied repertoire: street shows, stage productions, cabaret performances, as well as conferences for the general public and workshops. The company’s productions are characterised by technical mastery of different magic and acrobatic techniques, all in the service of a visual and dramatic performances noted for their humour and candour.


Concept: Luis & Miguel Córdoba and Ezra Moreno
Director: Ezra Moreno
Performers: Luis & Miguel Córdoba
Scenography: Sebastien Boucherit
Composer: David Chezam
With the support of: Wallonia-Brussels Federation
Residencies: Espace Catastrophe (Be), La Roseraie (Be), Centre culturel d’Ecrin (Be), Centre culturel De Kroon (Be)