High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


A General of Beauty. The Work of Jan Fabre

If there was ever an artist who entered the performing arts in an unorthodox way, that artist is Jan Fabre. A native of Antwerp, Fabre had no theatrical training, but studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and at the Municipal Institute for De...


Theatre on the Edge. Jan Lauwers' Needcompany

Few makers of theatre in the Low Countries today explore the limits of their medium as intensively as the Fleming Jan Lauwers. What he tries to achieve in his productions is to make speech, text, movement and form rub up against and merge i...


A Strange Host Named Poetry. The Watou Summers

The Watou poetry-summers, which take place every year in the West-Flemish village of that name close to the French border, knock the usual tedium of a summer in the country clear out of sight. Each year the organiser and poet Gwij Mandelinc...


New Dance Steps at the Royal Ballet of Flanders

The Royal Ballet of Flanders has dusted off his reputation since the arrival of its new artistic director, the Australian Kathryn Bennetts, at the start of the 2005-2006 season. On its fortieth birthday the ugly duckling has turned into an ...


Friday Verses

Every other Friday we treat you to beautiful verses by a poet from Flanders or the Netherlands. Sometimes an old forgotten poem, but mostly fresh verses by a young or unpublished poet.

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