Public presentation workshop « Alternatives sorcières » (20/05)


Sunday May 20, from 6 pm, there is a public presentation of the workshop Alternatives sorcières, including collective or individual practices that were developed the five preceding days: an active listening session, a Runway, a composed chant,... all of these formats will be presented.

You are free to wander through the space, to participate in a number of presentations or to come just as a spectator.

Alternatives sorçières is a workshop by Latifa Laâbissi and Anna Colin, in dialogue with Jérémy Damian and Bastien Mignot.

Charleroi Danse / La Raffinerie (Loft, 6e verdieping)
18:00 > 19:45

Deelnemers Francesca Ada Carrozza, Pascale Barret, David Bernadas, Véronique Biunkens, Lisa Cogniaux, Luna Luz Deshayes, Hélio Hoarau Dos Santos, Thymios Fountas, Eva Joncquel, Mac Ophélie, Camille Meyer, Mélanie Pluss, Myriam Pruvot, Dimitri Tuttle

Met dank aan Jessica Batut, Kevin Fay, Johanna Grivel, Valentina Iancu

Organisatie Kunstenfestivaldesarts & Charleroi danse – Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

In het kader van W.I.T.C.H.E.S. Constellation van Latifa Laâbissi en Paul Maheke.

The festival at INSAS 16 > 20/05


From May 16 until 20 the Kunstenfestivaldesarts will settle at INSAS. This art school, with its exceptional setting, will host several artistic projects including The May Events: a programme about past, present and future revolutions.

Take part in performances, exhibitions, interventions by students, encounters, films in open air, parties, ... 

16 > 20/05 The May Events
18/05 Party H E 4 R T B R O K E N x MikeQ
19/05 Party Blu Samu x Dj Fatoosan & Raph Stark

Screening Cinemaximiliaan & Béla Tarr in Cinema Palace on Sunday 13/05


On Sunday 13/05 you can watch the full short film programme by Cinemaximiliaan & Béla Tarr in Cinema Palace! After two (selected) screenings at the Cinemaximilaan Project House in Molenbeek, an extra screening is added to the programme!

Cinema Palace
Anspachlaan 85
1000 Brussels

Entrance € 8,75 / € 7 / € 6 / free for Cinemaximiliaan volunteers
+ free donation for Cinemaximiliaan

Reservation via Cinema Palace

Full program of all six films followed by Q&A

    Belgium, 2018 // 11 min. // Color // OV Farsi, ST English, French
    Belgium, 2018 // 24 min. // Color // OV Dutch, ST English, French
    Belgium, 2018 // 18 min. // Color // No Language
    Belgium, 2018 // 6 min. // Color // OV English, ST Dutch, French
    Belgium, 2018 // 18 min. // Color // OV Arabic, ST English, French
    Belgium, 2018 // 9 min. // Black & White // OV English, ST Dutch, French

More info

Artists' portraits 2018


Not only the artistic projects are must sees. Also the artists themselves are adorable. 
Click here to have a look at the artists' portraits of 2018.

Extra activities Milo Rau — La Reprise - Histoire(s) du théâtre (I)


Tonight (4/05) is the premiere of Milo Rau's new creation: La Reprise — Histoire(s) du théâtre (I). The piece can be seen at Théâtre National from the 4th to the 10th of May. Get your tickets here

In the frame of this piece you can attend some (free) extra activities

Sunday 6/05

  • Kids Brunch 
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  • Encounter: actors & special guests
    17:00-18:00 (in the theatre, after the performance)
    With: the actors of La Reprise, Bertrand Daele, Frédéric Gillot, Hassan Jarfi (father of Ishane Jarfi), Caroline Lamarche; moderator: Eva-Maria Bertschy (dramaturge)
    During the artistic process, Milo Rau and his team meet many people who inspire their work. In a meeting after the show the actors of 'La Reprise' interact with them about their experiences during the rehearsals and performances.

Tuesday 8/05

  • Introduction
    19:30-20:15 @ Foyer des comédiens
    By Laure Saupique (Théâtre National) & Flore Herman (Kunstenfestivaldesarts) (NL/FR)

Wednesday 9/05

  • Artist talk 
    22:00-23:00 (dans la salle)
    With Milo Rau & Olivier Bailly (Médor) (NL/FR)
    Read more

​LA PLAZA — extra tickets available


Good news: we were able to add seats for LA PLAZA by El Conde de Torrefiel at Kaaitheater. Thirty additional tickets are available each evening. Do not linger!

Get your tickets

Extra screening Carlos Casas - Sanctuary


An extra screening of Sanctuary, by Carlos Casas, has been added to the programme on the last day of the festival: on May 26, 19:00. All other screenings are already sold out, so do not wait too long if you do not want to miss this moving piece of expanded cinema.

Charlemagne Palestine at the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula


On the 16th of April Charlemagne Palestine visited the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula for a rehearsal of his carillon and organ concert (Oldddworlddd) on the 4th of May. The free concert marks the start of the 23rd edition of the Kunstenfestivaldesarts and you are welcome to join, in or outside the Cathedral.

See more pictures of the rehearsal.

During the closing weekend of the festival (May 25), Charlemagne Palestine will perform Newwwsswirlll in Kanal — Centre Pompidou, together with Nico Vascellari.

Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula
4/05 – 17:00
± 1h 30min
Indoor / outdoor

Kanal — Centre Pompidou
25/05 — 22:00
€ 14 / € 11

Box office is open on the 1st of May


The box office will be open on the 1st of May! You are welcome for all your bookings or to get more info about this year's programme. Tip: don't wait too long to get your tickets, because some performances are getting sold out fast. 

You can find us at the Beursschouwburg, Karperbrug 9-11 Rue du Pont de la Carpe:

  • until 3/05 from Tuesday to Saturday, 11:00 > 18:00
  • from 4/05 every day, 12:00 > 19:00

Wanted: 10 performers for LA PLAZA — El Conde de Torrefiel


For its new performance LA PLAZA El Conde de Torrefiel is looking for 10 local performers to take part in some scenes of the piece. We are looking for (performing) art students with some movement and expression skills (from any discipline: dance, performance, theatre, circus,...). 

The task of the performers consists in taking part in group actions: simple choreographies, representing daily, realistic situations (attending a funeral, sunbathing,...). The performers do not speak on stage; there is no text to learn. The face and the body of the participants are not visible as on stage they will be wearing a skin-coloured zentai (see photo). It is important to know that this suit can be uncomfortable as the sight is restricted. It can trigger a sensation of enclosure and therefore, participation is not recommended for claustrophobic people. 

Rehearsals 1, 2 & 3/5 – 14:00 > 18:00
Dress rehearsal 4/5 – 18:00 > 22:30
Performance dates 5, 6, 8 & 9/5 – 20:30 (Kaaitheater, Brussels)
Tour dates 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13/10 (Paris)

Rehearsals will be held in English. Only apply if you are available for all the dates.

In return
You get to work and travel with an internationally renowned company! In Brussels, we foresee volunteer remuneration for performance dates (not for rehearsal dates). Your travel and accommodations are covered for the tour dates in Paris.

Send us a short CV, full length picture and measures (especially your height) before Friday 13th of April. You will get a response concerning your participation by Friday the 20th of April.

Info & registration
Anne Watthee –, +32 (0)2 226 45 73