We have thought about you each day of this long break, after having to shut our doors in the middle of the season. We have thought about your warmth and your enthusiasm and we have hoped that you and your loved ones have been in good health.

But we have also prepared for your return to our theatres, with structural and adjustments and changes to reception to offer you maximum health security, anticipating the measures that will be decided on and that we will apply very assiduously. Our season has been a little delayed, because it will only start in October between our walls. A new season also brings the visual inspiration that year after year the photographer Marie-Françoise Plissart gives us. We have chosen this image from other lands — poetic and prospective, showing solidarity. It is also tinged with a certain utopianism, accompanied by the pretty phrase by the South Korean author Han Kang:

“There are plenty of flowers over there, where it’s light — why are you walking in the darkness?”

We can already announce the new creations by the associate artists: Maggy Jacot & Axel De Booseré, Claude Schmitz and Selma Alaoui; dance with shows by Ousmane Sy, Marlene Monteiro Freitas or Thomas Hauert; a focus on the work of the Portuguese director Tiago Rodrigues, the explosive theatrical production of the Italian artist Gaia Saitta… and of course the IMPACT, Corps de Textes and Émulation festivals, dedicated to the new generation of directors of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.

We are so looking forward to seeing you!

Serge Rangoni and the whole Théâtre de Liège team