Launched in 2005 at the Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles, the "Courants d’airs" festival is an occasion to open up the conservatoire so students can share their work and also gain performance experience. It gives them a chance to develop their own original projects before they finish studying, and present these to the public.
Since 2010, the festival has partnered with the Centre des Arts Scéniques, an organisation which supports young actors from different Arts Colleges of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels as they transition into professional life. Since then, students and recent graduates have come together each year to create new work for the festival which attracts ever larger audiences thanks to the wide range of different styles of art and performance on offer.
For the last fifteen years, "Courants d’airs" has consistently featured new generations of artists. Its policy of all events being free to the public makes the festival accessible to as many people as possible. Festival goers can choose from a range of arts and performance that is growing ever more diverse, including theatre, different types of music (classical music, new music, jazz, early music, traditional music), circus acts, dance, visual arts and street arts.
The festival not only enables general audiences to discover new performances, but also acts a showcase for increasing numbers of Belgian and foreign professionals in the field who come to scout new talent. Above all, "Courants d’airs" is a unique space where young Belgian artists have the chance to develop new and original work.
After an online edition in 2021, the festival is delighted to welcome back its audience in a warm and friendly context. A 200-seat marquee will even be erected in the courtyard of the Conservatory to welcome a large audience! Courants d'airs 2022 brings together theatre, music, cinema, opera and street art. 30 projects will be presented by the 270 young talents who will be taking part in this edition!
Courants d’airs 2022 is grateful to all the young artists, writers, composers and performers, and also to the Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles and all its very valued partners, as well as to the media and – above all – to the public, including audiences old and new, for their continued support of young Belgian creative work.
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