Symphonia Harmoniæ Cælestium Revelationum © Detail of an illumination in codex Lucca, Bibliothèque d’État de Lucques, MS 1942, fol.135rCRIA © Renato MangolinDancer of the Year © Hesam Rahmanian, The Pets We Love, 2018

Since September 2018 ART HAPPENS resides at Vooruit (Ghent). During this collaboration, we support them by informing international performing arts professionals on what's going on in Vooruit.



28 & 29 MAY - Rencontres Chorégraphiques

WORLD PREMIERE ALEXANDER VANTOURNHOUT
Screws

Alexander Vantournhout guides you, together with five dancer-acrobats, along a route of reverberating micro performances, from short solos and duets to pointed group choreographies. During Rencontres Chorégraphiques this site-specific performance invites you out of your seat and guides you on a parcours through a particular building. 

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11, 13 - 17 FEB - Kunstenfestivaldesarts
WORLD PREMIERE SACHLI GHOLAMALIZAD
Let us believe in the beginning of the cold season

During Kunstenfestivaldesarts theatre-maker and actress Sachli Gholamalizad stages her solo Let us believe in the beginning of the cold season. In this creation Sachli, born in Iran and raised in Belgium, sings the praises of two prominent Iranian women artists: Googoosh and Forough Farrokhzad. Through pop music and poetry, their words gave shape to the lives of generations of men and women, among them Gholamalizad’s mother and grandmother.

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20 FEB - 2 MAR 2019 - Vooruit
FESTIVAL SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT

During the last two weeks of February (Wednesday 20th February until Saturday 2nd March) Vooruit, NTGent, CAMPO, Gouvernement, Black Speaks Back and the Africa Platform of the Ghent University and Africalia join forces for a multi-disciplinary festival. For this they set up an international festival that aims to explore global questions of colonisation and decolonisation, identity and geopolitical economics. Taking this collaboration as a starting point these institutions present a new sequel of last year's JUST A GOOD PROGRAM and a prequel to a larger city festival in 2020.

The festival presents a mix of performance, dance, theatre, talks and music with a particular attention to the African continent and the global South. 

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