Grant for showcase event in USA of Opera Ballet Vlaanderen (2018)

project: Showcase event in VS  of Opera Ballet Vlaanderen

Beneficiary: Kunsthuis vzw

Budget: 71.130 euro

Period: one time event in 2019 (the exacte date is to be confirmed)

In 2014, Opera Flanders and Ballet Flanders merged into Opera Ballet Flanders. As one of the five Flemish art institutions, Opera Ballet Flanders has a pioneering role in the international reputation building of Flanders.

Because both opera and ballet are usually expensive productions, especially if they tour internationally, artistic leaders Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Aviel Cahn have developed smaller versions of their own productions. These small productions can be used as showcase – shown to foreign promotors - but also as special cultural event for example during a mission of a Flemish minister or at the Flemish representations abroad.

The Representation of Flanders in New York wishes to organize a showcase event in 2019 to welcome the new representative and at the same time support Opera Ballet Flanders by inviting American promotors.