For the fourteenth year in a row, the festival Courants d’airs (“Airflow Festival”) is coming to the Belgian capital. It will run from April 24 to 28, and will feature more than 330 young artists from the Royal Brussels Conservatory and other art schools performing more than 50 shows, concerts and other artistic productions, all of which the public will be able to watch free of charge.
“Every year, Courants d’airs offers students both a free space to be creative as well as the opportunity to experience the realities of a professional career in the arts. However, above all it encourages the mixing of different genres and arts,” explains president and founder of the festival, Pierre-Moïse Pivin.
This year, theater, music, dance, the circus and opera are the art forms being honoured. Performances will be held at the Royal Brussels Conservatory, at the Brussels Parliament (where a performance of “The Tragedy of Carmen” will take place on April 25 and 26 in the Ice Hall), at the Free University of Brussels, and at the Grand-Place.
The festival will open on April 24 at 8:00 pm in the Royal Brussels Conservatory’s Main Hall. It will bring together more than 60 students from over 10 different countries and from several different conservatories (Ghent, Brussels, Liege and Geneva), who together will be performing Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 4.
A unique project called “Waffle Time”, which (according to the festival’s program) “combines juggling, circus and waffle making”, will also take place on April 26th and 28th at the Royal Brussels Conservatory, and at the Grand-Place on April 27th.
In addition to the young artists from the Royal Brussels Conservatory, the festival will involve students from the Institute of Arts of Broadcasting (IAD), the Arts² school, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels (ARbA-EsA), the Higher Institute of Arts (Insas), La Cambre, Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel (KCB) and the Higher Institute of Arts and Choreography of Brussels (Isac).