Confronted with the SARS-CoV-2 crisis, unfortunately we have to cancel the 25th edition of the festival in May 2020.

The mission of the festival has always been to support artistic creation. We keep this as our core mission today, and we aim to support the artists and collaborators of the festival in this situation and for their future.

You can contribute to the festival's action by buying Ghost Tickets online. Thanks for your help and support. Take care!

Come to the festival with your family! Every Wednesday and Sunday, we are offering a tailor-made activity for young children, organised in collaboration with our partners in the city! These activities are bilingual and free of charge, upon registration.

On Wednesday afternoon: Dance workshops

Every Wednesday, workshops mixing hip-hop and contemporary repertoire will allow children to develop their own form of expression through simple improvisation and composition sessions. Each workshop welcomes a festival artist invited to join the youngsters and discusses their practice.

13, 20, 27.05, 15:30—17:30
La Raffinerie 
Age: 6—13 years sold

Organised by: Charleroi danse, Kunstenfestivaldesarts
Workshop leaders: Julie Bougard & Julien Carlier

Guest artists

Cherish Menzo

Presence, power and control: three words that characterise dance as practiced by dancer and choreographer Cherish Menzo. Invited to the Kunstenfestival to present his latest creation Jezebel, the Dutch artist will bring these same characteristics to the dance workshop mixing hip-hop and contemporary dance, held by Julie Bougard and Julien Carlier.

Jeremy Nedd

Deconstructing gestures and demystifying artistic practices are the objectives pursued by dancer, choreographer, and director Jeremy Nedd. Rich in experience and with numerous collaborations under his belt, he will be sharing his discipline in the pedagogical logic of dance lessons mixing hip-hop and contemporary dance, during the workshop held by Julie Bougard and Julien Carlier.

Léa Drouet

Invited to the Kunstenfestivaldesarts for the fourth time, artist Léa Drouet will take on a new function during this edition, that of guest teacher at Julie Bougard and Julien Carlier’s workshop! By way of personal items brought along by the children, the French choreographer and director will question the notion of relationship in its various nuances, but especially in the way it manifests itself in children’s imaginations.

On Sunday: Childcare

On three Sunday afternoons, we are providing daycare for children. The little ones can have fun at play while their parents watch a show in peace. Participation is free, provided you have a ticket for a show. 

10.05 | 15:00 | Kaaitheater Tafukt, Radouan Mriziga
17.05 | 15:00 | La Raffinerie L’Onde, Nacera Belaza
24.05 | 15:00 | Kaaitheater Suite N°4,  Encylopédie de la Parole & Ictus 

Age: 4–12 years old
Childcare opens 30 minutes before the start of the performance and closes 30 minutes after it ends.

Organised by: Kaaitheater, Charleroi danse, Kunstenfestivaldesarts 
In collaboration with: Sint-Guido Instituut (Anderlecht) 

More information & bookings
02 226 45 73

Please make sure to mention the age of the child you wish to register.