La Compagnie du Plat pays ! is a non-profit association which was created to offer a structure for contemporary stage and performance artists a structure from wich to produce, distribute and manage their projects. It is run as a flexible organisation, bringing together various artists and defining itself as an " association of artists for the production of stage and performance art ". It is located in the administrative district of Mons (Belgium), in the Hainaut province, and since 2005 has been dedicated to helping artists, writers and performers bring their projects to fruition through a combination of expertise, commitment and good humour. It was created as a way to combine and mix the different branches of performance art and give them a platform upon which they could interact with every other field, such as circus performance, dance, theatre, audio-visual, music, fine art and artisanal creation. By focusing on their commitment to the artist, and the artist's position within society, the company presents a variety of different artistic practices and styles. They prioritise art focusing on clear social themes, and in their own way contribute to the development of a cultural conscience, dialogue and identity.
With 18 original artistic products under its belt between 2005 and 2015, the Compagnie du Plat pays ! has built a reputation with both viewers and organisers. This isn't just in Belgium : the company has built an international reputation, with more than 500 shows staged across Europe and North America. The association is built on the desire to come together and pool talent and resources for the benefit of the art. Artistic creation has always required talent, inspiration, hard work and a heavy dose of dreams, risk, folly and passion. No matter what form the project comes in, it takes a long time and a lot of hard work to go from the first idea to the finished piece.