Crossborder mobility of audience and artists

Crossborder mobility of audience and artists
07 Nov 2018

NEXT  is an international art festival on the new territory of Eurométropole Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai and Valenciennes. Six cultural organizations : La rose des vents, Villeneuve d’Asq (FR), Espace Pasolini, Valenciennes ( FR), le Phénix, Scène nationales de Valenciennes (FR), Kunstencentrum BUDA, Kortrijk (BE), Cultuurcentrum Kortrijk (BE), la maison de la culture de Tournai (BE) elaborate an ambitious and international performance program, mixing frontiers.

The festival was born on the common intuition of all founding members (flemish, wallons, french) to share the same vision and artistic sensibility but also a territorial unity and a political project for a cultural metropolis.

To offer the audience the possibility to circulate freely in the metropolis, 30 free shuttles have been organized. An inter-regional and transnational mobility. All performances are also translated in french and dutch.

La Rose des vents decided to honor european creation this season with the performance of polish Marta Górnicka HYMN TO LOVE (a choir mixing national anthem, traditionnal, religious or rap songs) and the discovery of the piece of work of the italian Alessandro Serra MACBETTU (revisiting Macbeth of William Shakespeare).

For its part, the Phenix makes way for artists of the european creation scene (Gurshad Shaheman, Denise Wintsch, Mehdi-Geroges Lahlou) by bringing them an international visibility.

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

Many partners from Hauts-de-France region of which a few Scènes nationales, joined the project : L’échangeur CDCN Château-Thierry, LaBarcarolle Pays de Saint-Omer, Le Bateau Feu Dunkerque Scène nationale, La Comédie de Béthune, La maison de la culture d’Amiens Scène nationale, La maison des arts et des loisirs de Laon, Le Manège Maubeuge Scène nationale, Le Théâtre du Beauvaisis.