START! - Bouts in perspective
Bouts is back! After more than five centuries, the Flemish Master Dieric Bouts returns to Leuven with the New Horizons / Dieric Bouts Festival. We start the festival with a takeover of the Leuven streets and place the public space in a different perspective. Together with a lot of associations, we welcome you on Saturday 30 September on a day of celebration, visions of the future and 3D street art.
3D MURAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY
The world-famous street artist Leon Keer creates a monumental 3D mural, inspired by the work of Dieric Bouts. You can bring this painting to life via an augmented reality app and discover a new vision of the future. (The mural will remain on display after the festival.)
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AT THE LONG TABLE
Just like in Bouts' The Last Supper, we meet around a long table. Join us and get to know different people from Leuven. Enter into dialogue and broaden your horizon through creative workshops, board games from around the world, small tasters and more.
in collaboration with Bloem en Tuin Heverlee (extra thanks for the table decorations), Cameroon Union Flanders, Cultuursensitieve Ondersteuners, diversity and equal opportunities department - city of Leuven, the Eritrean Community of Leuven, Gilab, Interculturele Denkgroep, International Committee, Ishaka vzw, KU[N]ST Leuven, Kunstkring 't Vensterke, Kurdish Diaspora Center Belgium, Lamynix, Leitmotif vzw - Iwona Pom, Lots of Leuven, Masereelfonds, Dutch conversation Kombinnen, Nihao Leuven, Nzuko Ndigbo vzw, Polish School Leuven, Refu-Interim, Regenerative Futures, Samen Nederlands Spreken and Wereldkleur - Itar Shabeeb
2 pm - 6 pm | Field Velodrome
ON THE STAGE
Many Leuven associations are inspired by Bouts and provide a versatile program: from Leivese songs to Chinese dance, from ballads to folk dance, from slam poetry to circus arts ...
2 pm - 7 pm | Velodrome
- 2.00 - 2.15 pm VocEns (choir)
- 2.15 - 2.30 pm The story of a ballad - Rien Van Meensel and Nele Gerard (in Dutch)
- 2.30 - 2.45 pm Singing together of the ballad - Rien Van Meensel and Nele Gerard (in Dutch)
- 2.45 - 3.00 pm Everyone can folk dance - Rien Van Meensel and dance teacher
- 3.00 - 3.30 pm De Joorzangers Leuven (choir)
- 3.30 - 3.45 pm Lamynix events (Sandrine (a capella)
- 3.45 - 4.00 pm Burundian dance - Ishaka vzw
- 4.00 - 4.15 pm Sin Serio (choir)
- 4.15 - 4.30 pm Belgium Chinese Dance Group
- 4.30 - 5 pm Music by students of SLAC/Conservatorium
- 5.00 - 5.15 pm Dance by SLAC/Conservatorium students
- 5.15 - 5.30 pm De Completen (choir)
- 5.30 - 5.45 pm Belgium Chinese Dance Group
- 5.45 - 6.00 pm Word by students SLAC/Conservatorium (in Dutch)
- 6.00 - 6.15 pm Cameroon Union Flanders
- 6.15 - 6.30 pm Kurdish Diaspora Center Leuven (dance)
- 6.30 - 7.00 pm Volksorkest Jan en Alleman
Department of Dance Kunsthumaniora Lemmensinstituut Leuven
Led by Jennifer Regidor, the dance department of Kunsthumaniora Lemmensinstituut brings a varied repertoire of classical, modern, contemporary and urban dance styles. The Last Supper also forms the starting point for a completely new choreography.
7 pm - 8 pm | Velodrome
Renelius Bikar Ensemble
The Leuven violinist Renelius Bikar grew up in a musical family and started playing music himself when he was barely five years old. Today he is considered one of the best Roma violinists. With his ensemble, he brings a swinging program full of Roma traditionals and gypsy-jazz standards.
8 pm - 9 pm | Velodrome
THE BOUTS PHOTO BOOTH
Immerse yourself completely in the world of Bouts and recreate his Last Supper with friends and family. A professional photographer captures your creation in the photo booth!
2 pm - 7 pm | foyer 30CC/Wagehuys
DID BOUTS HAVE EMOTIONS? (EXPO)
Have you ever wondered what emotions Bouts' characters convey? Thanks to augmented reality, Iwona Pom lets you discover what Bouts' characters would look like with one of six universal facial expressions (anger, surprise, disgust, fun, fear and sadness).
2 pm - 7 pm | foyer 30CC/Wagehuys
KEYNOTES: A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON
Experts from different domains present a new perspective from their field of work. Get inspired and broaden your horizon! Most talks are in Dutch, except for the presentation for the presentation of Dr. Adilia Yip.
As a marimba player, Adilia Yip searches for new perspectives on her own instrument, which was only born in 1910, in her investigation of the West African balafon tradition. She spoke to players on the spot and made recordings that shed a unique light on the polyrhythmic world of this percussion, in which body language and movement play a decisive role.
5.20 - 5.35 pm | 30CC/Wagehuys
THE STORY WAGON
In this super cosy car, you can listen to short stories, Flemish fairy tales and fables by Rien Van Meensel and Toot on soft cushions. For children, families and adults … adapted to everyone's taste!
2.00 - 7.00 pm - Courtyard Romaanse Poort (in easy Dutch)
The make-up artists of Metamorfosium give children a complete metamorphosis, naturally with the work of Dieric Bouts as a source of inspiration.
2 - 6 pm - Tent Terrace Velodrome
With easels, drawing boards and specially designed see-through windows, the students of SLAC/Academie go in search of new perspectives on the urban landscape. Come and look over their shoulder and discover how they portray the environment.
2.00 - 4.00 pm - from Velodrome to SLAC
Under the title THREE FLAGS, SLAC/Academie launched an open call to the students to design a gigantic flag for the New Horizons | Dieric Bouts Festival. As of today, the three chosen designs adorn the facade of SLAC. (The flags can also be admired after the festival.)
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Convento, Hof ten Dormaal and 't Oud Gasthuys serve drinks and snacks inspired by Dieric Bouts all day long. You can order extra thirst quenchers at Bar Vélo.
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