For this edition, Mophradat has partnered with Ancienne Belgique in Brussels and Le Guess Who? in Utrecht for music, Alkantara in Lisbon, Centrale Fies in Dro, and Kaaitheater in Brussels for performing arts, and CARA in New York City and If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution in Amsterdam for visual arts.
Alkantara is an arts association that encourages the porosity between artistic experimentation and contemporary debates, based in Lisbon, Portugal. The projects it develops take dance, theatre, and live performance as their starting point, but they often draw from other artistic practices and areas of knowledge in order to bring different discourses and contexts into dialogue. You can read more about Alkantara here.
Ancienne Belgique is a concert hall for contemporary music located in Brussels. It is one of the leading concert venues in Belgium, introducing interesting new and established artists to a broad range of music enthusiasts. You can read more about Ancienne Belgique here.
CARA (Centre for Art, Research, and Alliances) is an arts nonprofit, research center, and publisher that aims to expand public discourses and historical records to reflect art’s abundant pasts, presents, and futures. Through initiatives including publishing, exhibitions, public programs, and fellowships, CARA seeks to challenge dominant narratives and amplify the breadth of arts and culture. You can read more about CARA here.
Centrale Fies is a research center for contemporary performance practices. It is located within an early 20th century hydroelectric power station in Dro, Trento, Italy, which is still partly active and owned by Hydro Dolomiti Energia. You can read more about Centrale Fies here.
If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution is an art organisation established in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 2005 and dedicated to exploring the evolution and typology of performance and performativity in contemporary art. It does this through the development, production, and presentation of commissioned projects with artists, curators, and researchers on the basis of long-term collaboration and support. You can read more about If I Can’t Dance, I don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution here.
Kaaitheater is a stage for dance, theatre, performance, music and debate in Brussels, Belgium. Founded in 1977 as a pioneer of innovative performing arts, this house has grown into a platform for both work by artists of the Flemish Wave and new generations of performing artists. You can read more about Kaaitheater here.
Le Guess Who? is a celebration of sound in Utrecht, the Netherlands. It is dedicated to boundary-crossing music and culture from all over the world, and platforms underrepresented sounds that are rarely heard in other places. You can read more about Le Guess Who? here.