The Ramallah Club Network
Today will start the six artistic projects of The Diasporic Schools. They have several forms of sharing with the audience, and will end with an online public program.
This afternoon, and every Thursday in October, at 2:30 PM you can ear an episode of The Ramallah Club Network on Radio Al-Hara. In this weekly radio show artists Samah Hijawi and Reem Shilleh connect voices of the Palestinian diasporas and highlight its history and present.
The project is also broadcasted during a listening and reflection session organised every Friday at 6:30 PM at Lagrange Points, a Brussels-based Arabic-language bookshop.
More information are available on the page of The Ramallah Club Network.
Frie Leysen (1950 — 2020)
It is with great sadness that we learnt that Frie Leysen passed away today. In 1994 she founded the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels together with Guido Minne. They radically counteracted division in the Belgian cultural landscape, and they brought the French-speaking and Flemish communities together, sharing international artists who were often shown in the European context for the first time.
Frie Leysen was an exemplary figure for all of us. Her outspoken social commitment, exceptional generosity towards artists, her public and sharp artistic vision and integrity were known far beyond Brussels and Europe.
We will miss her.
Our thoughts go to the family and friends and everybody who got the chance to know her.
The festival's direction has written a letter to share the grief and loss of this day.
Letters from Attica: extra performances
Two extra performances of Letters from Attica by Begüm Erciyas have been scheduled on the 08.09 at 16:00. They will be performed in French and English respectively.
Let the festival begin
The five day festival we composed together with our enthusiastic team and artists is made as a reflection about the present. It is highlighted by projects in the public space by Guy Woueté, Begüm Erciyas and Gwendoline Robin; exciting new creations by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker & Radouan Mriziga, Wang Bing and Jisun Kim and the presentation of the works of Tuan Andrew Nguyen and Phia Ménard as well as a discursive programme.
whole program is happening at the same venue which makes it possible to combine
the different performances, interventions and lectures on one evening.
The Diasporic Schools: open calls for participants
The open calls for participation for the Yael Bartana's project The Shofar School and for the Christian Nyampeta's project École du soir are open. You can send your application to participate in one of The Diasporic Schools' projects until the 18th of September.
The tickets sale of Every Inside Has an Outside
The tickets sale of Every Inside Has an Outside has started. Given the current situation shows are with limited capacity. We recommend to book your tickets as soon as possible.
Available tickets will be on sale online up to 30 minutes before the start of the performance. There will be no waiting list.
Our team is in full preparation with the artists to
make safe and healthy presentations possible. If you have any questions about Covid-19 measurements, you can visit our website.
Job offer: communication collaborator
We are looking for a communication collaborator to join our communication department from the middle of November 2020 until the end of June 2021. You can apply until the 4th of September 2020.
For more information, read the complete job offer.
Update of the September programme: three new projects in the frame of Every Inside Has an Outside
The evolution of the situation in Brazil makes it impossible for the company of Alice Ripoll to arrive in Europe in September and present their new project, LAVAGEM.
The forced cancellation of this project comes with an update of the September programming, and three new projects in the frame of Every Inside Has an Outside.
After last year's solo, Trajal Harrell is back at the festival with an energetic group project; Phia Menard / Compagnie Non Nova arrives in Brussels with her legendary Contes Immoraux – Partie 1 : Maison Mère; finally, screened in the garden of Maison des Arts, Vietnamese artist Tuan Andrew Nguyen presents a poetic film on reincarnation, colonization and animal extinction.
Despite the difficulties caused by cancelling the festival, we did not want to end the year without sharing a moment with you. We are happy to share with you a brand new programme in three chapters for autumn 2020, to thank our audiences and to support the artistic community by commissioning new creations.
Every Inside Has an Outside in September to celebrate and question the present; The Diasporic Schools as an online Free School accessible worldwide; News from Home to celebrate Brussels’ artistic scene.
All these ingredients normally culminate in a festival that runs for three weeks. This year we will be travelling with you from island to island over a period of three months.
You can read the full introduction of the autumn edition of the festival here.
You can find the overview of the programme here.
Tickets go on sale on 18th of August.
Ghost Tickets : last days
Our mission has always been to support artistic creation, and we want to stay loyal to this credo. In this global crisis that has also deeply affected the artistic community, we committed to support artists not only at this moment but also in the (near) future.
You can contribute to our action by buying Ghost Tickets (€10/20) or a Ghost Pass on our website until Saturday May 30th.
Solidary Ticket = Solidary Shower
While focusing on the arts, we want to stay vigilant to the needs of the most vulnerable ones. That's why this year all the contributions for the Solidary Tickets will be passed on to our partner DoucheFLUX who offers Solidary Showers to people in need.
We'll be back (very) soon
We are working on different options, to be able to present some performances in the autumn. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.
We thank you very much for your help and support.
See you soon!