The Day of Dance in Flanders and Brussels takes place on the Saturday before International Dance Day on April 29th. In 2017 the two dates coincide and so the Day of Dance will be held on Saturday April 29th 2017. Dance companies, cultural centres, arts centres, theatres, cinemas and workplaces all over Flanders and Brussels are putting together a dance programme for that day. It aims to open the eyes of the general public to the exciting and innovative dance scene in Flanders and Brussels.
Choreographers and dancers from our region win high praise and appreciation abroad. Indeed, Brussels in particular, and by extension Flanders, has become a veritable hub of international dance. But here at home its spread and visibility leaves something to be desired. The Day of Dance is an invitation to the public at large to become better acquainted with the world of contemporary dance in a bid to make this art form better known and loved.
The Day of Dance is an initiative of vzw Kanaries in actie (Canaries in action). The name of this non-profit organization is a nod to a 2007 study by the Flemish Theatre Institute (now part of Kunstenpunt): Canaries in the coalmine. Master plan for dance in Flanders and Brussels.
The dance organizations participating in vzw Kanaries in actie are: A Two Dogs Company, Action Scénique, Caravan Production, Damaged Goods, Eastman, Fieldworks, Great Investment, Grip, Hiatus, Kobalt Works, Kunst/Werk, Kunsthuis Ballet Vlaanderen, Kwaad Bloed, Les Ballets C de la B, Peeping Tom, Rosas, STUK, Ultima Vez, Voetvolk and WP Zimmer.
- 29/04/17 Day of Dance 2017