The active memory of Cifas

2023

Feral 2023

  • talks
  • workshops
  • performances
  • walks
  • games
Sep Sep 2023
Traces

Feral 2023: 10 days of School of Nomadic Urbanism and 2 days of international encounters on the role of art in the urban fabric, for a sensitive city.

Producers' Academy 2023

  • international seminar
May May 2023
Traces

An international group of producers gathers with peers for 4 days in Brussels during Kunstenfestivaldesarts.

Pauline de La Boulaye

  • seminar
Mar Mar 2023

La Bellone is organising cycle of dramaturgy seminars among which one is designed together with Cifas, and is oriented around questions of dramaturgy of the city and the public space, by inviting Pauline de la Boulaye.

Constellations 2023

  • workshop
Jan Apr 2023
Traces

Constellations is a co-learning programme for artists of all disciplines with a project around living art in the city.

2022

Lanterne férale

  • urban intervention
Dec Dec 2022

During the last days of December, Chloé Schuiten and Clément Thiry dedicate a new monument to the pigeon, our once domesticated city neighbour who has now returned to the wild.

School of Love 2022

  • workshop
Oct Oct 2022

School of Love (SOL) is a project led by a collective of artists from different disciplines and backgrounds, who have come together around issues of love, school and art. The collective proposed to explore this triangulation with secondary school students during an immersive workshops.

Feral 2022

  • workshop
  • discussion
  • walk
  • performance
  • screening
Sep Sep 2022

Signal becomes Feral: relating to an animal or a plant having reverted to a wild state.

Delivery - Akira Takayama

  • workshop
  • performance
May May 2022

For Cifas and Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Japanese artist Akira Takayama invites food deliverers to create unexpected rap performances in the city.

Producers' Academy 2022

  • seminar
May May 2022

An international group of producers gathers with peers for 4 days in Brussels during Kunstenfestivaldesarts.

Constellations 2022

  • workshop
Jan May 2022

The Constellations project intends to gather 12 creators from various branches of the performing arts in order to support each other and reflect on their work during several sessions throughout the year.

2021

A Mobile Light Poem XL Deluxe

  • performance
  • workshop
Dec Dec 2021

Across and for the 19 communes of Brussels, a flotilla of 5 riders on electric scooters wearing light-suits will illuminate our nights this month

Producers' Academy 2021

  • International Seminar
Sep Sep 2021

An international group of producers gathers with peers for 4 days in Brussels during Kunstenfestivaldesarts.

Pélagie Gbaguidi

  • performance
  • market
May May 2021

Pélagie Gbaguidi opens up a participative space in which visitors can deposit or take away objects, stories, drawings, secrets and letters.

Mc Donald's Radio University

  • lectures
May May 2021

Every day, during the opening hours of the McDonalds Bourse, access the recorded lectures, which you can combine with a burger and a coke.

2020

Common Dreams School

  • workshop
Oct Jun 2021

Exploration, imaginination, alternatives to face climate changes

Greenwashing Tour

  • performance
Oct 2020

Guided tour to discover companies known for their Greenwashing strategies.

In Situ ACT conference

  • Conference
Oct Oct 2020

The "IN SITU ACT Days - Reclaim Public Space” will look back on the network's activities in the frame of the cooperation project IN SITU ACT.

Kubra Khademi

  • Performance
Sep Sep 2020

When fruits and vegetables become subversive...

URBAN ACADEMY 2020

  • workshop
  • discussion
Sep Sep 2020

Towards The Good Life. Urban accupunctures, reflections and practices to reinvent a desire for the future.

Anna Rispoli / Martina Angelotti

  • Performance
Sep 2020

An investigation throughout Europe about mutualisation strategies and values.

Les liaisons joyeuses

  • Performance
Jul Jul 2020

Join us for walks with storytellers at Parc Josaphat.

Confiné·e·s

  • performance
May May 2020

Several artists proposed an artistic action/reflection based on our common situation of confinement.

2019

Manu Tention

  • workshop
  • installation
Nov Nov 2019

Manu Tention defines himself as a city healer, street nurse, urban surgeon... He repairs the city where it is broken.

Academy for the Future

  • workshop
Oct Jun 2020

Cifas is partnering with the Montagne Magique Theatre to offer workshops to 16-20 years old people in order to reflect together on the notion of the invisible.

Mallika Taneja

  • workshop
Sep Oct 2019

Mallika Taneja led a workshop inspired by Women Walk at Midnight, an initiative taking place in New Delhi, India.

Artivism - An introduction to creative resistance strategies and tactics.

Urban Academy 2019

  • workshop
  • discussions
Sep Sep 2019

Two days of discussions and workshops around the imaginaries of ecology - Art and Activism in Times of Climate Change

Fusée de détresse

  • workshop
  • performance
Sep Sep 2019

Based on the letters collected in the Encyclopaedia of Migrants, Frédérique Lecomte gives voice to these letters with 18 actors, amateur or not

Dominique Roodthooft / Le corridor

  • performance
Sep 2019

In this performance, 8 actors sing, chant and narrate patachitras, narrative art devices sung and drawn on a scroll

Nick Steur

  • performance
  • installation
Jun 2019

For a whole day on a long stretch of grass in the Royal Park, Dutch performer and visual artist Nick Steur creates fifty sculptures.

Ophélie Mac

  • performance
Jun Jun 2019

During one semester, Ophélie Mac meets young people from two secondary classes at Serge Creuz School (Molenbeek) and proposes to discuss performance. On 3 and 4 June, they perform in public space.

Sepake Angiama

  • workshop
May May 2019

Sepake Angiama leans a futuristic writing workshop as part of the Free School, at the invitation of Cifas and Kunstenfestivaldesarts.

Producers' Academy 2019

  • workshop
May May 2019

The fourth edition of the Producers’ Academy, training program focused on international production in the performing arts that took place in May 2019.

Chto Delat/ When emotions become form

  • workshop
Apr Apr 2019

Russian collective Chto Delat leads a workshop on the place of emotions in our contemporary languages. Emojis and gifs included.

2018

SIGNAL 7

  • festival
Sep Sep 2018

SIGNAL will be back in September for its seventh edition! Discussions, workshops and urban interventions address our relation to the city, and confront our views - whether we agree or not.

Nick Steur

  • workshop
Jun Jun 2018

Nick Steur will gather 8 artists during 5 days in Brussels to create art, without any tools nor technology, only bodies, sensibility and creativity, in situ.

Producers' Academy 2018

  • workshop
May May 2018

The Producers' Academy is back for a third edition, with an international training program focused on entrepreneurship for European producers working in the performing arts.

L'Encyclopédie de la parole

  • workshop
May May 2018

L'Encylopédie de la parole will present their last creation at Kunstenfestivaldesarts in May, we take the oppotunity to invite Joris Lacoste and Elise Simonet to lead a workshop at Cifas.

Subjective geography 2018

  • exhibition
Feb Feb 2017

Brussels seen by its inhabitants.

2017

L'AMICALE DE PRODUCTION / SPIN

  • workshop
Nov Dec 2017

Take pieces of reality and pass them on.

SIGNAL 2017

  • festival
Sep Oct 2017

The art of gathering

Producers' Academy 2017

  • workshop
May May 2017

The Producers' Academy is back for a second edition, with an international training program focused on entrepreneurship for European and international producers working in the performing arts.

Mariano Pensotti

  • workshop
May May 2017

Navegando la marea / Sailing the Tide

Subjective geography 2017

  • project
Jan 2017

Le Quatuor du Nord-Ouest

2016

Stephan Goldrajch

  • walk
Oct 2016

For the Day of the Blind, we invite you to the presentation of the publication by Stephan Goldrajch Promenade à l'aveugle.

SIGNAL 2016

  • festival
Sep 2016

SIGNAL is all about performing arts in public space. Debates, workshops and artistic actions address our relation to the city, changed by the terrorist attacks in March 2016.

Amir Reza Koohestani

  • workshop
May May 2016

n contemporary theater, the message we want to deliver is not necessarily the message said. In other words, the shown or said “things” on the physical stage has to lead the audience to see and hear other “things” on an imaginational stage: A stage beyond the physical stage. This makes us absolutely dependent on audience’s imagination.

Six researchers and well-known artists sketch an unpublished, hybrid image of the reality of Iran’s theatre scene.

Subjective geography 2016

  • workshop
May May 2016

A subjective map is a map created by a group of inhabitants, through workshops led by Catherine Jourdan, psychologist and documentary artist.

Producers' Academy 2016

  • workshop
May May 2016

Workshops on international production and distribution in performing arts.

Marta Górnicka

  • perfomance
Apr Apr 2016

Bring together a diversity of INDIVIDUALS creating one common body. Work on a fringe of LANGUAGE/VOICE, BODY/VOICE. Build a BABEL TOWER of languages, discourses and voices.

Lola Arias

  • workshop
Jan Jan 2016

Lola Arias invites artists from different backgrounds (visual artists, musicians, writers, directors) to work on a personal research, a radical experience, a story that secretly obsesses them... under the form a performative lecture.

2015

Agrupación Señor Serrano

  • workshop
Nov Nov 2015

Agrupación Señor Serrano will be in Brussels in November for a multimedia theatre workshop

SIGNAL 2015

  • festival
Sep Sep 2015

SIGNAL is back: In addition to offering debates and workshops around practices and experiences of living art in public space worldwide with its Summer University, it also features a programme of artistic actions addressing Brussels’ urban fabric.

Subjective geography 2015

  • workshop
Jun Jun 2015

A subjective map is a map created by a group of inhabitants, through workshops led by Catherine Jourdan, psychologist and documentary artist.

Marlene Monteiro Freitas

  • workshop
May May 2015

Marlene Monteiro Freitas will be in Brussels to present 'de marfim e carne' at kunstenfestivaldesarts. We take this opportunity to invite her to lead a workshop in collaboration with KFDA and Charleroi Danses.

Steven Cohen

  • workshop
Mar Apr 2015

Steven Cohen has developed a concept of 'body scenography', using the body as a stage, working with mind, breath, movement, time, lighting and objects, props and costumes as an of extension of body.

Blitz Theatre Group

  • workshop
Mar Mar 2015

This 10 days workshop is based on two parallel but overlapping directions: writing on stage on one hand, following a musical score of actions, gestures and words on the other.

Yves-Noël Genod

  • workshop
Feb Feb 2015

Yves-Noël Genod will lead a 'workshop about love', quite simply.

2014

Agnès Limbos et Christian Carrignon

  • workshop
Nov Nov 2014

Cifas proposes you to meet Agnès Limbos and Christian Carrignon around Theater with performing objects.

Les Chiens de Navarre

  • workshop
Oct Nov 2014

Present on stage is our freedom. We are free to do what we want.

SIGNAL 2014

  • festival
Aug Aug 2014

SIGNAL, four days to explore and discuss the relationship between Living Art and the City with debates, meetings, workshops and urban interventions.

Teatro Praga

  • workshop
May Jun 2014

'Euro-Neuro': workshop led by Pedro Penim et André e.Teodósio.

Roger Bernat and Roberto Fratini

  • workshop
May May 2014

Nowadays, more and more artists invite the audience to take an active part in artistic projects.

Ricci/Forte

  • workshop
Apr Apr 2014

Ricci/Forte, are two Italian dramaturges and directors. Their theatre explores the cruelty of contemporary world marked by obsessions of the new millenium and the quest for eternal youth.

2013

Rajni Shah

  • workshop
Dec Dec 2013

What would it be like to make a space for the quiet, the inarticulate, the unknown?

Oliver Frljic

  • workshop
Nov Nov 2013

Paradoxically, with an excess of politics today we live in highly depoliticized societies.

Dieudonné Niangouna

  • workshop
Nov Nov 2013

The stage is the magic of gesture. Not a perimeter, neither a convention but a manifestation of the self invented by the look. Movement creates space. The passer-by looking around or the audience sitting down is the continuation of the movement initiated by the actor.

Public space, multiple space

  • summer university
Sep Sep 2013

For the second time, Cifas dedicates its summer university to the relationship between Living Art and the City.

The We in History

  • workshop
May May 2013

Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol has been shaking the Mexican scene for some time with a political theatre thinking over the world and they do not hesitate to blur the line between fiction and reality to raise questions.

Claudia Bosse

  • workshop
Apr Apr 2013

Cifas proposes a research and creation workshop led by Claudia Bosse, nourished by the collections and history of the Royal Museum of Central Africa and by a work in situ in Matonge's galerie d'Ixelles.

Motus

  • workshop
Feb Feb 2013

Motus in Latin means movement, transformation and it is exactly the idea of physical movement which characterises the work of the company founded in 1991 by Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò, later joined by Silvia Calderoni.

2012

La force de la marionnette

  • workshop
Sep 2012

L'objectif de l'atelier est d'explorer les possibilités de la marionnette comme genre théâtral fort, en mettant un accent particulier sur le rôle du marionnettiste en tant qu’acteur à part entière.

Urbi et Orbi

  • summer university
Aug Aug 2012

Five days to establish, study and discuss the desire manifested by artists, cultural operators, artistic producers, cultural and policy makers: that art meets, irrigates and dialogue with the city.

2011

Mischief La-Bas

  • workshop
Jul Aug 2011

Public and Private Performance

Phia Ménard

  • workshop
May May 2011

Cifas explores gender identity. Phia Ménard will discuss transgender identity from artistic perspectives

Paul B. Preciado

  • seminar
Apr May 2011

Biopolitical Mutations and Resistance - Body, Sex, Gender and Sexuality in the Pharmacopornographical Era

2010

Jean Michel Bruyère - LFKs

  • workshop
Jul Aug 2010

Le beau fixe

Public Movement

  • workshop
Apr Oct 2010

Public Movement in Brussels