Contemporary dance in Brussels, summer parties all over, exhibitions in Liège, and more. See you there!
Dance & performance: Brigittines festival
Starts Friday, 19 August Brussels
Les Brigittines, a Contemporary Arts Center for Movement, is located in a beautiful 17th-century chapel in the center of Brussels. Every year it hosts an international art festival focusing on contemporary dance and performances, with this year’s edition evolving around the intriguing theme “Grace and Disaster”. A program featuring innovative languages and bizarre universes that speak to the imagination.
Night out: Vicuna summer sounds at Boathouse Brauhaus
Saturday, 20 August Brussels
The vicuna is an animal living in the alpine areas of the South American Andes and is a relative of the llama and alpaca. Plus, it’s the name of a Brussels party concept championing vinyl and innovative music. On 20 August Vicuna takes over a boat on the Brussels canal for a veritable summer party that features Paradise100, Aguila and DJ AKI behind the decks.
Sunday fun: Roller Boogie at Bar Eliza
Sunday, 21 August Brussels
Super cool summer project Bar Eliza invites Brussels DJ duo Onda Sonora as well as soul brothers Kuryakin and Jus Raw from Ghent this Sunday for a cozy outdoor party. The so-called “Roller Boogie” promises a sunny afternoon of roller disco vibes – bring your skates!
Exhibition: Peeks of Present Sheets of Past at Diesel project space
Sunday, 21 August, 14-21h00 Liège
“Peeks of Present Sheets of Past” is a fascinating solo exhibition showcasing the work of Alexis Lagimodière-Grisé, who lives and works in New York, but is currently in Belgium for a residency at AIR Antwerpen. In his practice the artist mainly deals with questions of temporality and communication through the use of images and objects. The opening this Sunday includes live performances by Carrageenan, Cepren Synth, Fyoelk, and many others. The exhibition is open until 25 August, by appointment only.
Plantswap: Seeds at Parc Duden
Friday, 19 August Brussels
Seeds, a greenery project founded by three plan-passionate girls from Brussels, regularly organises plantswaps , a free event inviting people to exchange plants, cuttings and seeds with each other. This week there’s another edition taking place in Parc Duden. Have a look here for the full program.