​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 – anne@kfda.be, +32 (0)2 226 45 73

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 flore@kfda.be / 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

www.figureproject.com / Latifa Lâabissi

Link to the Facebook event.

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: youngartreporters.blogspot.be

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).
bertschy@international-institute.de | +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.