Symphonia Hildegardia: four podcasts about Hildegard von Bingen

16/05/2019

We made our first podcasts! Through the series Symphonia Hildegardia, four voices narrate Hildegard von Bingen's living memory in four episodes of around ten minutes each. Initiated by Symphonia Harmonyæ Cælestium Revelationum, the new work of François Chaignaud and Marie-Pierre Brébant, the podcasts immerse us in a faraway world which is radically in dialogue with our own.

Listen to the 4 episodes of Symphonia Hildegardia on our website, or on SoundCloud (in French).

Extra dates of Somnia organised by the Kaaitheater from 5 to 9 June 2019

08/05/2019

Due to the big success of Somnia, extra dates are being organised by the Kaaitheater from 5 to 9 June 2019. You can book your tickets for these dates via kaaitheater.be.

Opening Drink on 10.05 at 18:00 at Recyclart

03/05/2019

Come and celebrate the launch of this new edition of Kunstenfestivaldesarts, on Friday 10.05 at 18:00 at Recyclart. Everyone is welcome!

New Recyclart address: Rue de Manchester, 15

The box office will be open on the 1st of May!

30/04/2019

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 program. Tip: don't wait too long to get your tickets!

You can find us at Recyclart : Rue de Manchester, 13-15
> Until 10.05 (before the festival): from Tuesday to Saturday from 12:00 to 19:00.
> From 10.05 (during the festival): every day from 12:00 to 20:00.

Extra performance of Dana Michel - CUTLASS SPRING on Monday 20.05

25/04/2019

An extra date for Dana Michel’s - CUTLASS SPRING has just been added to the festival calendar, on Monday 15th May at 20:30 at Beursschouwburg. Tickets are now up for sale at the box office and online.

Ticket sales have started!

12/04/2019

Buy your tickets or Festival Pass online or at the box office, situated on the new Recyclart location (Rue de Manchester 13-15). You are welcome for all your bookings or to get more info about this year's programme.

> Before the festival, the box office is open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 12:00 to 19:00.
> During the festival you can visit the box office every day, from 12:00 to 20:00.

Call: one man (35+) and two chess players (m) for the new creation of Federico León

08/04/2019

In May 2019, the Kunstenfestivaldesarts welcomes the new creation of the famous Argentine director Federico León, entitled Yo escribo. Your Dibujás. ("I write. You draw."). This is an artistic performance that requires about twenty local participants for all kinds of roles. We are still looking for:

(1) a man (35+, preferably with grey hair)

(2) two male chess players:

  • between 20 and 35 years old
  • elo ranking of around 1,600 points
  • used to play chess well and quickly in public and under pressure: They will be the opponents of a chess champion in a simultaneous game.

No further experience as a professional actor is required: there is no text to memorise or declaim. However, it is very important to feel comfortable on a stage and to be available during rehearsal and performance dates.

We offer a compensation of € 200 as well as a catering service for the participants during the rehearsals.

Practical info

Rehearsals

Tue 30.04: evening
Wed 01.05: afternoon
Thu 02.05: evening
Fri 03.05: evening
Sat 04.05: afternoon
Sun 05.05: afternoon
Mon 06.05: journée libre
Wed 07.05: evening
Wed 08.05: dress rehearsal 1 in the evening
Thu 09.05: dress rehearsal 2 in the evening

Halles de Schaerbeek, Rue Royale Ste Marie 22, 1030 Schaerbeek

Performances

Fri 10.05, 20h30
Sat 11.05, 15h00 + 20h30
Sun 12.05, 15h00 + 19h00
Mon 13.05, 20h30

Halles de Schaerbeek, Rue Royale Ste Marie 22, 1030 Schaerbeek

Contact Safa El Alami (production@kfda.be) if interested.

Become a TRACKer !

12/03/2019

TRACK is a bilingual (French/Dutch) trajectory for young people (between 16 and 22 years) before and during Kunstenfestivaldesarts.

Read more about TRACK here.

First names

05/03/2019

The 24th edition of the festival will take place from 10 May to 1 June. While awaiting the full programme, we can't resist to reveal four artists – four new creations – already:

Trajal Harrell, choreographer celebrated for his performances at the crossroads of modern dance and voguing, is once again presenting a solo after many years.

Begüm Erciyas, who already enchanted us in 2017, shows her new creation that invites you to engage in a disturbing, intimate relationship with the non-human.

The Thai director Wichaya Artamat brings his work to Europe for the first time and shows us a family fresco against the background of national history.

And finally, Canadian artist Dana Michel, whose bold choreographies question conventions, takes us on an exploration of sexual identities.

Are you ready for what's next? We almost are.

Frie Leysen et Christophe Slagmuylder awarded at the Prix de la Critique

02/10/2018

Every year, cultural journalists honour performances, directors, actors and actresses, set designers and technicians with the Prix de la Critique, awarded to productions created during the previous cultural season in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.

Frie Leysen and Christophe Slagmuylder have been awarded the very special Bernadette Abraté Award. This award honours the influence of a performing arts personality.

The jury explains its motivation : "En honorant par cette récompense Frie Leysen et Christophe Slagmuylder, le jury tient à saluer leur travail accompli à la création et à la programmation du Kunstenfestivaldesarts. Tous les ans, au mois de mai, l'événement créé en 1994 fait de Bruxelles la capitale européenne des arts de la scène. Des centaines d'artistes en théâtre, danse, performance et arts plastiques venus du monde entier apportent un regard singulier sur notre monde. Frie Leysen en fut la créatrice et la directrice du festival 1994 en 2004. Christophe Slagmuylder lui a succédé, prolongeant cette collaboration inédite entre les différentes institutions culturelles de la capitale.

All the awards and laureates are on RTBF.be.