GXI Festival – July 4-7 in PARTS at 19h30

At the very end of their three-year trajectory, the students of Generation XI organise their own festival, in which they show works that they have developed the past three years. Spread over 4 different programs, they show solos, group work, snapshots and installations.
Join us for an adventurous trip! More information here.


Generation XI 2013-2016

On Sunday June 19, Generation XI officially graduated with a bang! More than 150 people attended the Graduation Ceremony, of whom were many parents who have traveled from very far (the USA, Japan, Russia, Uzbekistan...) and less far to see their son or daughter graduate. Guy Gypens, director of the Brussels Kaaitheater, held a farewell-speech, as did deputy director Theo Van Rompay and director Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. The students wrote beautiful, touching and funny letters of goodbye to one another, and the ceremony was concluded with a walking diner and a party without end...

Generation XI can still be seen at work at the Kaaistudio's in Brussels on June 22, 23, 25 and 26, in Amsterdam on June 28 and 29, and they will finish with the Generation XI festival in PARTS, on July 4-5-6-7 (see above).


New book publication! PARTS 20 years - 50 portraits

In celebration of the twentieth anniversary of P.A.R.T.S., the book “20 years – 50 portraits” was created. In this book the school looks back, portraying fifty former students, who each narrate their unique story about what dance means to them and the role of P.A.R.T.S. in their life. The portraits are preceded by an interview with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. One hundred images of the school conclude the book, together with an overview of all the students, teachers and collaborators, who have over the past twenty years contributed to the making of P.A.R.T.S.
For a full overview of the contents of the book, look here

The book is available for €34,50, shipping costs excluded. A copy can be ordered via jens@parts.be.

You can download the interview with Salva Sanchis from the book here, to have a peek on the look and feel of the book!


Camping 2016

From June 20 to July 1, the Centre national de la Danse in Paris organises the second edition of Camping, an exchange between 14 schools in performing and visual arts from France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, the USA and Japan. More than 100 students participate in classes and workshops led by international artists such as Lucinda Childs, Min Tanaka, Xavier Le Roy, Mette Ingvartsen and many others. On Saturday 25/6, the participating schools present their students' work at a marathon in the Théâtre de la Cité internationale and the Théâtre de Vanves. PARTS is represented by 8 students from the Research Studios program. For more information on the event, go to www.cnd.fr/camping 2016.


Premiere Graduation Tour

This week the Graduation Tour of generation XI is finally here. The premieres will take place on Wednesday the 8th, Thursday the 9th and Friday the 10th of June in Monty, Antwerp.
For tickets and info, click here.


A peek into the Research Studios

At the end of May, the second cluster of the Pilot 2 of the Research Studios came to an end. Since February, the 10 students of the Research Students have been working on notions of time and rhythm under the guidance of Bojana Cvejic and Tom Engels, working with artists and theorists such as Diedrich Diederichsen, Badco, Eszter Salamon, Marten Spangberg and others. Next to these seminars and workshops, they have been working on individual research projects, some of which have been presented at PARTS @ work 9 and 10. In a series of interviews with Johanna Cockx, some of the students present the topics and ideas they have been worknig on. Read it here.


SummerSchool 2016 - information online!

In 2016, the PARTS SummerSchool will take place between July 11 and August 12, 2016. The concept remains the same as the previous years: ballet and contemporary classes in the morning, Rosas repertoire and other workshops in the afternoons. Every week the program changes so you can choose to come for 1 until 5 weeks.

All details are availabe and inscriptions are open! You can find everything here.


Looking back at the PARTS auditions

PARTS just finished its audition process for the Training Cycle 2016-2019, which started in January. Click here for an overview on the activities and results


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…


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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 www.demunt.be 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 www.rosas.be





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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Group portrait of Generation XI with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Christine De Smedt - photo Bart Grietens

Group portrait of Generation XI with members of the staff - 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:


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