PARTS has added an extra pre-selection to our world wide audition list. We are happy to announce an audition in Rio de Janeiro. The pre-selection in RIO DE JANEIRO takes place in Centro Coreográfico da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro on March 5th. We are able to organise this thanks to our collaboration with Centro Coreografico do Rio de Janeiro. Please find more information about the auditions here.


We have organised an Open House on Sunday - 31/01. We are so honored that so many people came to PARTS that day.
Open House offers a unique opportunity to take a look behind the scenes of our school for contemporary dance.

There was an opportunity to see our young students at work during classes and rehearsals.
- Contemporary dance class by David Hernandez,
- Ballet class by Marta Coronado
- Rehearsals of students’ personal work
- Expo: selection of photo and video material
- Guided tours in English

Our Open House can be combined with:

PARTS @ WORK - Sunday - 31/01 at 18h

PARTS @ WORK is a series of informal studio presentations of work made in the school.  The program will consist of personal work of the students of the Training program and excerpts of scores from a singing workshop with Fabienne Séveillac. More detailed program can be found here.

Entrance is free. As the seating capacity is limited it is necessary to make a reservation by sending an email to - reservation ends on fri. 29/01


PARTS Audition


Auditions for the Training Cycle

The new PARTS Training program will start in September 2016 and last until June 2019. The curriculum of PARTS is three years long.  We take new students only every three years. The dates for pre-selections and final auditions can be found here. We have started the new year with some fruitful auditions in Tokyo, Brussels, Athens, New York, Riga, Lisbon and Budapest.  We want to thank all the participants and look forward to the upcoming pre-selections.



For all those thinking about taking part in our auditions:
we are organising introductory workshops to know more about the PARTS approach. Contemporary dance classes, repertory work, composition, yoga, ...
08 - 12/02 : Winter Workshop Week
20 + 21/02 : Winter Workshop Weekend
12 + 13/03 : Winter Workshop Weekend
Registration and more information can be found here.


Mark your agenda

31/01/2016, Sunday = OPEN HOUSE + PARTS @ WORK at 18h

08 -> 12/02/2016 = Winter Workshop week
20 + 21/02/2016 = Winter Workshop weekend
12 + 13/103/2016 = Winter Workshop weekend
to register for the Winter Workshops, go here.

30/03/2016, Wednesday = PARTS @ WORK

Febr. or March 2016 = Public Lectures by Guest teachers of the Research Studios Cluster #2

 09/03/2016 at 17h - Dany-Robert Dufour - "Nouveaux visages de la tyrannie"
22/03/2016 at 17h - David le Breton - " Déclinaisons du corps dans les mondes contemporains" (FR)
25/03/2016 at 17h - Rudi Laermans - "(Re-)Structuring Potentialities (ENGL)

20/04/2016 = INTERVIEWING THE TEACHER at Kaaitheater studio's, a collaboration with RITCS, ERG and PARTS students

30/04/2016 = PARTS @ WORK

22/05/2016 = PARTS @ WORK

28/05/2016 = BOOK LAUNCH - PARTS 20

JUNE 2016 = GRADUATION TOUR by the students of the last year of Training Cycle


Départs 2009-2014 selected as Success Story by the European Commission

In 2009, PARTS initiated the 5-year European project 'Departs, Practices for an integrated development of European contemporary dance’, in collaboration with 10 partners from 9 countries, which ran until 2014. PARTS is proud that the European Commission has recently named it a ‘Success Story’, as a project that distinguished itself by its impact, contribution to policy-making, innovative results and creative approach’. Read on…


Let's celebrate 20 years of P.A.R.T.S.

It’s exactly 20 years ago that PARTS opened its doors. Ten generations of students – from every corner of the world – have studied at PARTS over the last 20 years.  Over the years more than 400 dancers and choreographers have studied at PARTS.
To celebrate this special moment, we have asked three generations of graduated students to put together an evening at Beursschouwburg from November 12th till 14th, 2015. An overview of these inspiring nights can be found here.


Opening school year 2015-2016

Tuesday, September 8, PARTS opened the new school year 2015-2016 and the activities for its 20th anniversary.
For an audience of approx. 150 guests, students, staff, teachers, former staff and students and friends, the anniversary was celebrated by a series of speeches.

Read on


September 4, 2015 - PARTS is 20 years old!

It’s exactly 20 years ago that PARTS opened its doors. This will be celebrated throughout the coming year.
We will keep you informed about the public activities of PARTS20.
Read on


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Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

PARTS was founded in 1994 by choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Bernard Foccroulle, director of the national opera De Munt/ La Monnaie.
Under its new director Peter De Caluwe, De Munt/ La Monnaie has continued its structural partnership with PARTS. See for more information on its activities.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker has been the director of PARTS since 1994. Her artistic vision and work, developed since 1982, are a permanent
source of inspiration for the pedagogical program of PARTS. For more background on the program, go to the presentation of the school. For more information on Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's choreographic work and the Rosas company, go to





PARTS was founded by Rosas and De Munt/La Monnaie. The school is funded by the Ministry of Education of the Flemish Community and receives additional support from the network [DNA] Departures and Arrivals. [DNA] is funded by the European Commission (Creative Europe Program). PARTS and HES-SO/Manufacture (Lausanne, CH) are 2013-2017 partner institutions for higher education in contemporary dance.



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PARTS Auditions in Brazil - photo: Bart Grietens


PARTS - OPEN HOUSE - Ballet class: Marta Coronado - Photo: Tine Declerck

PARTS - OPEN HOUSE - Contemporary Class: David Hernandez - Photo: Tine Declerck

Auditions in Brussels & Athens
Auditions in Brussels 2016 - PARTS.Auditions in Athens 2016 - PARTS

Winter Workshops:

Winter Workshops at PARTS

PARTS @ WORK #5 & #6

PARTS @ WORK #6 - photo: Tine Declerck
PARTS @ WORK #5- photo: Tine Declerck

PARTS20 celebrations at Beursschouwburg

PARTS - Generation 6 - photo: Tine Declerck.PARTS - Generation 1 - photo: Tine Declerck
PARTS - Generation 9 - Renan Martins de Oliveira - photo: Tine Declerck.PARTS - Generation 1 - photo: Tine Declerck




P.A.R.T.S. 20



opening ceremony: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Theo Van Rompay