As we know, the cultural and artistic community has suffered some setbacks since the start of the health crisis. And in this one, the world of dance was particularly impacted. Entrechats during covid time, it’s not that easy …
Queen Mathilde paid a visit this Wednesday to the PARTS troupe, founded by choreographer Anne-Teresa De Keersmaecker. The Queen attended exercises there and was able to interact with the members of the troop.
The three-year course for young student dancers has been abused during these two years. The royal visit is therefore a significant support for the students. Young people who in recent months have been confronted with distance learning courses, perilous in an environment where contact is preponderant.
But these young artists also learned resilience there, which the famous choreographer explains in this exchange with Dominique Dussein:
Contemporary dance is one of the flagship artistic disciplines in Belgium. Internationally recognized, the prestigious PARTS school (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios) sees 1,200 aspiring dancers register each year. About forty will be held there. A school where 25 nationalities come together in these Brussels walls. The school was founded in 1995 and is associated with La Monnaie.