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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 2019 - Rencontres Chorégraphiques


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 2019 - Kunstenfestivaldesarts
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

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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25 & 26 OCT 2018 - Vooruit 
Red Haired Men

“There was a red-haired man who had no eyes or ears. Neither did he have any hair, so he was called red-haired theoretically.” For ‘Red Haired Men’, Vooruit theatre resident Alexander Vantournhout took inspiration from the work of the Russian absurdist writer Daniil Kharms. Under pressure from Stalinist censorship, Kharms wrote only children’s rhymes. But that didn’t stop him from being ambiguous and critical.

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16 - 30 SEPT 2018 - Vooruit

During this period, you'll get a taste of everything Vooruit has to offer. A tantalising mix of moving stage performances, debates, research projects, nightlife, literature, adventurous concerts and a festive Wild Brunch in the Vooruit Café.

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