Festival Emulation

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

This season

Festival 2019 - 2020

June 2020

Yellow – The sorrows of Belgium II

The5/06/2020
LUK PERCEVAL

In 1936, a new conservative, anti-liberal, anti-Marxist and racist generation, the dream of a unified Reich.

May 2020

Schmetterling / NDT 1

The23/05/2020
SOL LEÓN & PAUL LIGHTFOOD / NEDERLANDS DANS THEATER

In Butterfly, the choreographers Paul Lightfoot and Sol León tackle the ephemeral nature of existence and the eternal process of transformation.

La Reprise. Histoire(s) du Théâtre (I)

From6/05 on08/05/2020
MILO RAU

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.

April 2020

Gala des Amis

The27/04/2020
Yolande Moreau, Christian Olivier, Prévert

Musical theatre and a great Belgian actress for a Gala evening of the Association of Friends of Théâtre de Liège.

J’abandonne une partie de moi que j’adapte

From21/04 on25/04/2020
JUSTINE LEQUETTE

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.

March 2020

M comme Méliès

From1/04 on03/04/2020
ÉLISE VIGIER & MARCIAL DI FONZO BO

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.

Corps de Textes 2020

From25/03 on29/03/2020
Literature festival around the city

FOCUS CANADA

Voyage en Italie

From18/03 on21/03/2020
D’APRÈS MONTAIGNE / MICHEL DIDYM

His diary is filled with tasty, ethnological, culinary and architectural anecdotes, where differences are always a source of wonder.

Festival Atlas of Transitions

From10/03 on14/03/2020
PROGRAMME COMPLET DÈS JANVIER 2020

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.

Un Macbeth

From3/03 on06/03/2020
By WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE / GUY THEUNISSEN

Almost twenty years ago, the director Guy Theunissen worked with artists from sub-Saharan Africa.

February 2020

North Korea Dance

The21/02/2020
EUN-ME AHN
CLOSING SHOW Pays de Danses

January 2020

Soirée Hans van Manen

From31/01 on01/02/2020
COMPANHIA NACIONAL DE BAILADO

OPENING SHOW PAYS DE DANSES

PAYS DE DANSES 2020

From30/01 on21/02/2020

For its eighth edition, brings Portugal to the stage

Outwitting the Devil

The30/01/2020
AKRAM KHAN COMPANY

EUREGIONAL OPENING PAYS DE DANSES

Antigone

From28/01 on29/01/2020
SLAVOJ ŽIŽEK / ANGELA RICHTER

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.

Nous avons cru à l’amour qu’Il a pour nous

From19/01 on25/01/2020
MEISSOUNE MAJRI / OLIVIER BOUDON

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.

Un Tramway nommé désir

From19/01 on25/01/2020
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS / SALVATORE CALCAGNO

This is the story of a scorching summer.

December 2019

New Year’s Eve

The31/12/2019
Cyrano

Cyrano

From27/12 on04/01/2020
EDMOND ROSTAND / THIERRY DEBROUX

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.

Bon débarras !

From27/12 on28/12/2019
COMPAGNIE ALULA

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.

Rhinocéros

From13/12 on14/12/2019
EUGÈNE IONESCO / ROBERT WILSON

The American director Robert Wilson staged Eugène Ionesco’s Rhinoceros in Craiova at the invitation of the Marin Sorescu National Theatre.

Arlequin

From10/12 on21/12/2019
FRÉDÉRIC GHESQUIÈRE

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 San Diego California

From4/12 on08/12/2019
TRACY LETTS / DOMINIQUE PITOISET

Linda Vista (“belle vue” in Spanish) is the name of a district overlooking San Diego, close to the Mexican border.

Frankenstein

From4/12 on05/12/2019
LES KARYATIDES

The Karyatides, stages two actor-manipulators working with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

November 2019

I am Europe

From27/11 on29/11/2019
FALK RICHTER

What is Europe?

L’Absolu

The24/11/2019
BORIS GIBÉ

In this dreamlike interlude, the elements become play partners in a being searching for the infinity and truth.

Median + Haptic (Soirée composée)

The23/11/2019
HIROAKI UMEDA

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.

GLITCH

The23/11/2019
FLORENCIA DEMESTRI & SAMUEL LEFEUVRE

Dancers Florencia Demestri and Samuel Lefeuvre act on the realisation that the omnipresence of technology has hijacked our perception of reality.

Dansathon

From20/11 on24/11/2019
EVENING NIGHTS
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.

Blue Bird

From20/11 on22/11/2019
ISABELLE JONNIAUX

This Belgian piece tells us of the initiation journey of two children discovering parallel and invisible worlds.

discrete figures

From20/11 on21/11/2019
RHIZOMATIKS RESEARCH, ELEVENPLAY,
KYLE MCDONALD

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

Cerebrum, le faiseur de réalités

The19/11/2019
YVAIN JUILLARD

Combining theatre and science, Cerebrum, the reality maker reveals to us the strange phenomena created by our brain.

Ruy Blas

From12/11 on15/11/2019
VICTOR HUGO / YVES BEAUNESNE

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

From9/11 on04/01/2020
HASEEB AHMED

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.

La Promesse de l’aube

From5/11 on09/11/2019
ROMAIN GARY / ITSIK ELBAZ

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. 

Lavomatickx

From5/11 on15/11/2019
UBIK GROUP

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.

IMPACT 2019

From3/11 on24/11/2019

IMPACT #3

October 2019

Il pourra toujours dire que c’est pour l’amour du prophète

From23/10 on25/10/2019
GURSHAD SHAHEMAN

Gurshad Shaheman went in search of testimonials.

J’ai des doutes

The22/10/2019
RAYMOND DEVOS / FRANÇOIS MOREL

Morel takes sketches from Raymond Devos as we take from the repertoire.

Inoah

From15/10 on16/10/2019
BRUNO BELTRÃO / GRUPO DE RUA

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.

Juke-Box Opéra

From15/10 on19/10/2019
PAUL POURVEUR & JULIE MOSSAY / AXEL DE BOOSERÉ & MAGGY JACOT

From two generations of fryers, everything pointed to young Julie’s destiny of reigning as one of our national prides.

Wie is Bang

The15/10/2019
TOM LANOYE / KOEN DE SUTTER

Koen De Sutter stages Who is afraid by Tom Lanoye.

Retour à Reims

From9/10 on12/10/2019
DIDIER ERIBON / THOMAS OSTERMEIER

Thomas Ostermeier presents a French adaptation of Return to Reims, a major event for the sociologist Didier Eribon.

Sortir du noir

From8/10 on12/10/2019
MARY JIMENEZ & BÉNÉDICTE LIÉNARD

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.

September 2019

Quarantaine

From22/09 on02/10/2019
VINCENT LÉCUYER / COMPAGNIE PETITE ÂME

The third piece of the great actor Vincent Lécuyer (Tristesses, La Trève 2 …)

Sabordage

From22/09 on02/10/2019
NICOLAS ANCION / COLLECTIF MENSUEL

After the huge success of Blockbuster, the Collectif Mensuel tells us the story of a sinking island in Oceania.

Picnic Urbain 2019

The8/09/2019

The urban picnic by Théâtre de Liège

Patua Nou

From6/09 on07/09/2019
DOMINIQUE ROODTHOOFT / le CORRIDOR

Dominique Roodthooft envisioned Patua Nou based on the tradition of the patachitras.

Après les ruines

From6/09 on07/09/2019
COMPAGNIE PARDÈS RIMONIM

At the crossroads of documentary theatre and the musical and visual experience.