From 19 to 24/03/2019
Energy to satiety, the miracles sparkling with ideas, the verb high, the opinion sliced, the young companies will disembark and storm many rooms in the Burning City!
For here is already the eighth edition of the Festival Émulation, a precious professional lever put at the disposal of the young theatrical guard coming from the Wallonia-Brussels Federation. The windfall is to be seized also for the public, which will be able to devote its interest and curiosity to the works of the rising generation, while vivifying its appointments with the alive art.
A jury composed of international programmers will award the Emulation Prize, awarded by the Association of Friends of the Theater of Liège.
A second jury, made up of secondary school students from the Province of Liège, will award the Coup de Coeur.
For a week, the Théâtre de Liège gives a voice to young emerging artists and brings to the fore seven of their creations.
Every evening, after the shows, the Festival Emulation afters welcome you from 22h in a festive and relaxed atmosphere.
With the support of the Club des Entreprises partenaires of the Liège Theater
Festival 2019 - 2020
In 1936, a new conservative, anti-liberal, anti-Marxist and racist generation, the dream of a unified Reich.
In Butterfly, the choreographers Paul Lightfoot and Sol León tackle the ephemeral nature of existence and the eternal process of transformation.
Milo Rau draws on a news story that traumatised Belgium: the homophobic murder of Ihsane Jarfi in 2012, savagely tortured and murdered in Liège by a group of drunken unemployed youths.
Musical theatre and a great Belgian actress for a Gala evening of the Association of Friends of Théâtre de Liège.
Questioning strangers and relatives, the ethnologist Jean Rouch accompanied by sociologist Edgar Morin takes us back to the summer of 1960 to reveal the daily life, aspirations and injuries of men and women, students and workers.
Born in 1861, Georges Méliès, from the world of entertainment and magic, discovers the film projector during the first public screening of the Lumière brothers.
His diary is filled with tasty, ethnological, culinary and architectural anecdotes, where differences are always a source of wonder.
Atlas of Transitions- Creative Europe is a European project (2017-2020) supported by the theatres, contemporary art centres, cultural organisations and universities of seven countries: Italy, Albania, Belgium, Poland, France, Greece and Switzerland.
Almost twenty years ago, the director Guy Theunissen worked with artists from sub-Saharan Africa.
CLOSING SHOW Pays de Danses
OPENING SHOW PAYS DE DANSES
For its eighth edition, brings Portugal to the stage
EUREGIONAL OPENING PAYS DE DANSES
A political exercise in the manner of Brecht’s didactic works, Žižek proposes three possible ends to the tragedy, leaving the public free to decide the fate of a contemporary Antigone.
A restless spring that echoes his inner turmoil. Here is the starting point of this story, which unfolds on both sides of the Mediterranean and is interwoven with childhood memories.
This is the story of a scorching summer.
Dating back to the 19th century, this work in verse by Edmond Rostand has delighted all generations for more than one hundred and twenty years.
In every home, the children adopt a space. For the Alula company, it is the cupboard under the stairs that is chosen as the ideal place.
The American director Robert Wilson staged Eugène Ionesco’s Rhinoceros in Craiova at the invitation of the Marin Sorescu National Theatre.
Comedian, director and teacher at ESACT Liège, Frédéric Ghesquière began his career by playing the role of Scapin in Les Fourberies which we owe to Molière.
Linda Vista (“belle vue” in Spanish) is the name of a district overlooking San Diego, close to the Mexican border.
The Karyatides, stages two actor-manipulators working with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
What is Europe?
In this dreamlike interlude, the elements become play partners in a being searching for the infinity and truth.
From the global avant-garde of the audio-visual scene, the Japanese artist Hiroaki Umeda combines choreographic writing, computer code, sound and visual composition in a kind of global language.
Dancers Florencia Demestri and Samuel Lefeuvre act on the realisation that the omnipresence of technology has hijacked our perception of reality.
OF THE 3 WINNERS OF THE 2018 EDITION
In autumn 2019, the 3 winning projects are revealed to the public in Lyon, London and Liège as part of the IMPACT festival.
This Belgian piece tells us of the initiation journey of two children discovering parallel and invisible worlds.
In a Belgian first, Rhizomatiks Research, a group of Japanese artists and engineers, including world-renowned designer Daito Manabe, in collaboration with ELEVENPLAY dancers led by choreographer MIKIKO, will present their latest creation discrete figures
Combining theatre and science, Cerebrum, the reality maker reveals to us the strange phenomena created by our brain.
The shrewd director Yves Beaunesne, surrounded by a troupe of high-flying actors, works with the sublime verses and the sumptuous style of Victor Hugo.
Wind Avatar is part of a vast trilogy on which the American researcher (MIT & School of the Art Institute de Chicago) based in Brussels, Ahmed Haseeb, works.
In The promise of the dawn, Romain Gary recounts his past not as he lived it but as he perceives it retrospectively in light of what he has become.
A show that is both realistic and dreamlike, Lavomatickx could be seen as a film in which a model citizen, a fugitive conspirator, a woman in distress and a homeless cowboy meet.
Gurshad Shaheman went in search of testimonials.
Morel takes sketches from Raymond Devos as we take from the repertoire.
A major figure in contemporary dance, Bruno Beltrão develops a rigorous and jubilant choreographic language, focusing on questioning and enriching the codes of street dance.
From two generations of fryers, everything pointed to young Julie’s destiny of reigning as one of our national prides.
Koen De Sutter stages Who is afraid by Tom Lanoye.
Thomas Ostermeier presents a French adaptation of Return to Reims, a major event for the sociologist Didier Eribon.
Scheduled in March 2019, a work in progress of Out of the dark, already engaged us in a more than documented reflection on the reality of migratory flows and the delicate funerary duty in particular.
The third piece of the great actor Vincent Lécuyer (Tristesses, La Trève 2 …)
After the huge success of Blockbuster, the Collectif Mensuel tells us the story of a sinking island in Oceania.
The urban picnic by Théâtre de Liège
Dominique Roodthooft envisioned Patua Nou based on the tradition of the patachitras.
At the crossroads of documentary theatre and the musical and visual experience.