Sign up for "Alternatives sorcières" – workshop by Latifa Laâbissi & Anna Colin


In recent years, the idea of witchcraft has seen a revival, mainly within the activist circles of artists, feminists, queers, and ecologists who – as a reaction to the continuous oppression of the Human rights – strive for more social justice and a less individualistic order of existence.

This makes witchcraft today a metaphor for militant otherness, an alternative way of living, learning and apprehending the world. In this 6-day workshop, choreographer Latifa Laâbissi and curator Anna Colin will propose a physical and theoretical exploration of the contemporary figure of the witch. Diving into the witchcraft’s imaginary and archives – texts, fictions, reconstitutions, body practices, philosophical and anthropological reflections – Alternatives sorcières seeks to be a moment of transmission of rational and irrational forms of knowledge. The workshop will bring together a group of 15 participants and end with a public presentation open to all.

15 > 19/05 – 10:00 > 18:00
20/05 – 15:00 > 18:00
Public performance on 20/05 – 18:00
Charleroi danse/ La Raffinerie,
Rue de Manchester 21, 1080 Bruxelles

For artists, activists, art &anthropology students, anyone who is interested in the contemporary figure of the witch. No experience required, but a real curiosity and work autonomy are welcome.
Info & registration / 02 226 45 91
Send a CV+ a short motivation letter before 16/04, explaining your interest for the workshop.
Limited to 15 persons + attendance to the 6 days required.
Language FR / EN

Organized by Kunstenfestivaldesarts &Charleroi danse — Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles / Latifa Lâabissi

Link to the Facebook event.

Christophe Slagmuylder appointed artistic director of Theater der Welt 2020


Christophe Slagmuylder, general and artistic director of Kunstenfestivaldesarts, is appointed artistic director of Theater der Welt 2020. The triennial festival will take place in Düsseldorf from 14 to 31 May 2020.

Christophe Slagmuylder is leading Kunstenfestivaldesarts since 2007 and will leave Brussels for Düsseldorf in June 2019. Two more editions of the festival will be organised under his direction, including the next one, taking place from 4 to 26 May 2018.

More information on his succession will be provided in due course.

Follow Young Art Reporter #YAR 2018


#YAR is an open invitation to youngsters to see the festival as their playing ground, to express themselves and experiment with different media. Starting in April 2018, a team of young people aged between 16 and 22 meets frequently to discuss the artistic program of the festival and create reactions to it through different mixed media (such as videos, texts etc.), being assisted along the way by 2 coaches and getting workshops from several media and communication professionals.

You can follow their output on their blog:

Casting for « Histoire du Théâtre » by Milo Rau (9-10/01/2018)


Dates and schedule
• Tuesday 9th January (9am – 11am and 5pm – 7pm)
• Wednesday 10th January (9am – 2pm)
• Or on a later date (to be defined)

Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

Looking for an actor / actress / performer of North African or Middle East origin living in Belgium or France, in order to complete the current team of three actors: Sara de Bosschere, Johan Leysen and Sébastien Foucault. Must be interested in working in an experimental theatrical environment. The text and the dramaturgy will be developed during the rehearsals in collaboration with the director and the actors, and will be based on personal experiences as well as research documents.

Spoken language requirements
French and/or Dutch

Between 18 and 40 y-o

First rehearsal phase in Cologne:
From 12th February to 4th March 2018
Second rehearsal phase at the Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles :
From 26th March to 4th May 2018
First series of performances at the Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles:
From 4th May to 9th June 2018
Second series of performances:
From 25th August to 26st October 2018
Third series of performances:
From 8th to 17th November 2018

Please send your CVs and any questions to Eva-Maria Bertschy (dramaturg). | +49 176 23437234

Report of the activities of NXTSTP 2012-2017


As project leader we are proud to present the full report of the second term of NXTSTP, a European network for emerging artists.

The publication offers an insight into the network and the results of the second term as well as perspectives on the project by both the eight partners and some of the participating artists (Miet Warlop, Joris Lacoste, Gunilla Heilborn, Iggy & Maike Lond Malmborg, Richard Gregory and Taoufiq Izeddiou). You can also read the report online via the NXTSTP website, which provides more information about the project and playlists of the supported artists. The list will be updated until October 2018.

With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.

Closing Party


The Kunstenfestivaldesarts is coming to a close this weekend. On Saturday we end the festival where it all started three weeks ago: with a full day of activities and a grand closing party at arts centre WIELS. Admission is free, everyone is welcome.

Talk Victoria Pérez Royo


On Thursday 25 May at 19:00 Victoria Pérez Royo will give a lecture on her experiences with Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine. Victoria Pérez Royo is a performing arts reseacher, and lives between Madrid and Berlin. She has been closely involved in Mette Edvardsen’s project. During Thursday’s lecture she will reflect on the shifts in the experience of reading and writing that the living books propose in their intersection between literature and bodies. Entrance to this talk is free, everyone is welcome.

Traffic problems in Brussels on 24 and 25 May


Traffic problems are expected in Brussels on 24 and 25 May because of security measures taken for the visit to Brussels by the president of the United States, Donald Trump. Especially Théâtre Varia (because of traffic blocks in the European district) and Kaaitheater (because of a planned protest march on 24 May) can be hard to reach. We recommend taking the necessary precautions and using public transport to move in-between the festival locations.

Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine: workshops 23 > 26/05


There are still some places left for the workshops at Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine. In one-to-one sessions participants will begin the process of learning a book by heart, known here as “second generation books”. The workshops are taking place from 23 to 26 May, from 10:30 to 12:00. There is one workshop per participant per book; participants commit to the four days. Booking through the box office.

Festival centre and box office closed on 20 May


On Saturday 20 May the Belgian Pride is taking place at Mont des Arts. The festival centre and box office will exceptionally remain closed that day. For more information about the festival, and to book your tickets, you can still reach us by e-mail or by phone (02 210 87 37), all day from 12:00 to 19:00.