« Pinkie Ponkie » is a quirky celebration of the gay aesthetics that has inspired Thierry Smits’s creative output, and which over time have become references for everyone. It pits two men against each other on a highly camp playing field.

Creation 2024

A Gay Show

Set to the iconic pop music of the LGTBQIA+ movements, or simply hijacking the classical repertoire, their more or less stripped back choreographies reinvent the aesthetics of an entire pantheon of iconic figures, everybody from Jean Cocteau to Lil Nas X, with nods en passant to Jean Genet, Marlene Dietrich, Robert Mapplethorpe, Gilbert & Georges, Lady Gaga, to name but some. The two protagonists make an assault on these references, without hesitating either to make fun of them or to over-sexualise them. As the acknowledged heirs of “Pink Narcisssus” and a “gaytitude” which may well be on the verge of extinction, they fuse levity and humour in order to forge a series of psychedelic visions.

Content note: nudity


3 performances from March the 21st > 23rd, for the In Movement Festival, at les Brigittines.

15 performances from November the 7th > 30th at Studio Thor.


2024/03/21 21 > 23.03.2024 20:45 Les Brigittines Brussels
2024/11/07 07 > 09.11.2024 Studio Thor Brussels
2024/11/14 14 > 16.11.2024 Studio Thor Brussels
2024/11/20 20 > 23.11.2024 Studio Thor Brussels
2024/11/26 26 > 30.11.2024 Studio Thor Brussels


— Concept and choreography

Thierry Smits

— Assistant choreographer

Lucius Romeo-Fromm

— Dramaturgy, songs & scenes links

Antoine Pickels

— Dancers

Iúri da Silva Costa · Alessandro Sollima

— Lighting design & stage management

Ralf Nonn

— Composer & sound designer

Nikolas Klau

— Costume design

Stef Assandri


— Vocal coaching

Jean Fürst & Sylvie Merck

— Sound manager

Jean-François Lejeune

— Assistant costume designer

Carly Heathcote

— Costumer

Charlyne Misplon

— Production & diffusion

Emilie Wacker

— Studio management

Brahim Sahli

— Communication

Romane Carmon


— Production assistant

Elena Frau

— Administration

Régis Rémigy

— Graphics

Kidnap Your Designer

— Media

Be Culture

— Photos

Hichem Dahes

— Teaser

Les Meutes



Pinkie Ponkie · Thierry Smits (video Les Meutes)