beursschouwburgRue A. Ortsstraat, 20-28 - 1000 Brussels beursschouwburg.be
The beursschouwburg is a cross-curricular art centre located in the heart of Brussels. It proposes plays, shows, films, concerts, exhibitions, debates, and festivals, but also offers a place to simply share a drink in its BeursKafee. The Beursschouwburg is appreciated for being a place that offers a platform to young and innovative artists. Here, they are given a place to think and exhibit, to eliminate and rework their proposals, in an ongoing dialogue with the people of Brussels who are open to creation and discussion.
Charleroi danse / La RaffinerieRue de Manchester, 21 - 1080 Brussels www.charleroi-danse.be
The only choreographic centre in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Charleroi danse presents an ambitious and international programme during its season and in events such as the Dance Biennale. It has been headed up by Annie Bozzini since January 2017 and her aim is to develop Charleroi danse so that it better reflects the needs of artists and audiences, with a particular focus on the young. Charleroi danse operates out of two sites and in two cities. La Raffinerie in Brussels is a place where people in the profession can come together and is first and foremost dedicated to professionals. It hosts regular classes and workshops, research residences and open studios as well as specific programmes. From 17 to 28 April 2018, La Raffinerie will also be hosting the new LEGS festival to showcase creations centred on a particular individual or act that is part of the history of dance. Les Écuries in Charleroi is open more to the public and offers a regular programme and creative residences.
Garage29Rue de Moerkerke, 29 - 1030 Brussels www.garage29-offestival.be
Garage29 is a space for research and creation that welcomes budding choreographers from all over the world. For several years now, it has established itself as an inspiring venue for artistic exchanges in Brussels. It is a workshop, a stage and a crossroads where choreographers are encouraged to invent new frameworks, systems and formulas for creation. Since 2017, Garage29 has been appropriated by fledgling artists who draw on contagious formulas, in a perpetual reflection on the link between art and life. Brussels Dance is an opportunity for them to test their ideas in front of an audience who are eager for innovation.
KaaitheaterSquare Sainctelette, 20 - 1000 Brussels www.kaaitheater.be
The Kaaitheater presents local and international performing arts productions: from the 1980s to the present, from repertoire to experimental, from small theatre to large. In a world of one-off hits, the Kaaitheater offers artists long-term commitment. Dance has always been closely associated with the history of the Kaaitheater – it’s in its DNA.
KVSQuai aux Pierres de Taille, 7 - 1000 Brussels kvs.be
KVS is Brussels’ Flemish city theatre. Our unique position in the capital of Flanders, Belgium and Europe is the alpha and omega of our operations. KVS aims to reinterpret the repertoire in relation to the city that is more than ever the whole world. KVS embraces the city and its plurality and intends to amplify its artistic voice in the arts field. KVS thus sees interculturality on and around the stage not as an assignment or a challenge, but as a logical principle. As are a strong presence in Flanders and internationally.
L’LRue Major René Dubreucq, 7 - 1050 Brussels www.llrecherche.be
At L’L, the search process is synonymous with experimental work, on its own, without the duty to achieve results and without restrictions in time. A project that is supervised and supported right the way through, in premises suitable for research and with guaranteed funding in the form of a grant.
There are numerous potential perspectives for research: subjecting the project’s own framework and style to a critical study, deviating from the usual writing habits (in the broadest sense) or consolidating them, exploring new theatrical perspectives, abandoning the moral obligation to produce above all else, examining in yourself why you wants to say something and how this could be said ...
La BalsamineAvenue Félix Marchal, 1 - 1030 Brussels www.balsamine.be
La Balsamine was founded by Martine Wijckaert in 1974 and settled in the former Dailly barracks in Schaerbeek in 1981. The programme of current director Monica Gomes focuses on contemporary creations in their most diverse forms: theatre, dance, performance, video, installations… La Balsamine makes its works more accessible all the while contributing a dynamic perspective on what is being created. By seeking to develop an ongoing dialogue, the relation with the audience feeds on the material put forward by the artist.
La BelloneRue de Flandre, 46 - 1000 Brussels www.bellone.be
La Bellone is conceived as a dramaturgical tool for performing artists and focuses mainly on creative processes. La Bellone organize conferences, workshops, residencies, exhibitions as well as various sessions with artists, specialists and intellectuals.
Le 140Avenue Eugène Plasky, 140 - 1030 Brussels www.le140.be
Over the years, Le 140 has developed into an international showcase of theatre, dance, humour and concerts in Brussels. The arts centre has also recently started offering co-productions between Belgian and foreign companies, and tracks down new musical talent in French-speaking Belgium. Le 140 helps build a bridge between the cultural, sociocultural and educational dimensions. We are opting for an eclectic programme that also includes new talent.
Le Jacques FranckChaussée de Waterloo, 94 - 1060 Brussels lejacquesfranck.be
The Jacques Franck Cultural Centre is a place for encounters, knowledge transfer, analysis, dialogue, club initiatives and artistic creations of both professional and amateur companies.
The activities and programming embrace cultural democratisation and cultural democracy. They are organised according to two main principles: strong themes that backed by the everyday reality of the locals.
The arts centre is known for film screenings, performing arts, hip-hop, exhibitions, children’s activities and for numerous partnerships with associations. It aims to tear down the walls between the various activities and audiences.
Les BrigittinesPetite rue des Brigittines, 1 - 1000 Brussels www.brigittines.be
The Centre for Contemporary Art Movement of the city of Brussels is a welcoming venue devoted to conviviality, to discovering new approaches to drama, delving into powerful, unique universes, and to following artists who tackle the present head on in order to re-enchant reality.
Les Brigittines presents a season's worth of creations, residencies and laboratories, a yearly International Festival, outreach work with the Marolles neighbourhood in the centre of Brussels, and international exchanges.
Its programme is essentially geared towards choreographic works which, in the odd, open melting pot of Brussels, are a sign of its liberated and stimulating inspiration.
Les Halles de SchaerbeekRue Royale Ste Marie, 22a - 1030 Brussels www.halles.be
A turbulent place, the Halles have incorporated their independence into the heart of Brussels, the capital of Europe, and into a metal and glass structure that was built in 1901 and has been superbly renovated.
Open to contemporary hopes and upheavals, from its neighbourhood to the great world beyond, its aim is to achieve the best in a Europe that is still seeking its destiny: to explore new passions and pursue adventure, while giving style as much freedom as possible.
Alongside more traditional programming, the Halles develop atypical rhythms over the course of long weekends, creating projects that go beyond the strict scope of live entertainment. The Halles also offer their own productions, including those of the four companies that are associated with the Halles.
Théâtre de la VieRue Traversière 45 - 1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode www.theatredelavie.be
Located in the heart of Saint-Josse, since 30 years, Le Théâtre de la Vie is a tiny theater of 72 seats made with bricks, wood, iron, very warm and convivial. The place supports the Belgian young theatrical creation and promotes contemporary staging forms exploring the key issues of today.
The performances shown there are the result of artists’s state of mind, of their desire of expressing themselves, based on the wish to experience feelings and emotions, sharing questions, words, body’s, in a space at a moment.
Théâtre NationalBoulevard Émile Jacqmain, 111-115 - 1000 Brussels www.theatrenational.be
Created 73 years ago, Brussels’ Théâtre National Wallonie is the country's most important french-speaking stage. The programme is aimed at a large, diversified audience and centres on new, committed theatre productions that are open to the realities of the world and great issues of our times. Its many creations, high-quality of associated artists, reputation, the importance it grants to new creators, diversity of its international artistic partners and the dialogue it creates with all types of audiences are but a few of its strong points. Today, Fabrice Murgia directs the Théatre National.