SPautumn14 - Photo Bart Grietens

Picture by Bart Grietens

Dansand 1 Tine Declerck

Dansand 2 Tine Declerck

Dansand 3 Tine Declerck

Dansand 4 Tine Declerck

Dansand 5 Tine Declerck

On the pictures above, you can see the students of the Training Cycle at work in the creation Anechoic that Cindy Van Acker made for them at the occasion of Dansand! in July. You can find more information about Dansand! here.

Pictures by Tine Declerck






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 National Lottery and the network [DNA]. [DNA] is funded by the European Commission (Culture Program). PARTS and HES-SO/Manufacture (Lausanne, CH) are 2013-2017 partner institutions for higher education in contemporary dance.

Student Performances Autumn 2014

On 5, 6, 7 and 8 November, P.A.R.T.S. organizes the Student Performances Autumn 2014. The students of the Training Cycle will show a selection of the solos they made last year, and fragments of Drumming (a choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker from 1998).
Read on.

Early Works by Trisha Brown in Leuven with PARTS student Laura-Maria Poletti

On Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 October you can go and see Early Works of Trisha Brown in the Predikherenkerk in Leuven. Especially for these performances, the company asked Laura-Maria Poletti to dance with them. Read on

Re:Zeitung on tour in 2014-2015

In 2013 PARTS created RE:Zeitung, an adaptation of the Rosas creation Zeitung of 2009, together with six dancers who had then just graduated. After a successful tour in the season of 2013-2014, they will bring the creation RE:Zeitung also in the 2014-2015 season on different places, both national and international. In this season a slightly modified cast will bring the reworked version of the repertory piece: Mohamed Toukabri (generation 9) will be replaced by the recently graduated Jason Respilieux (generation 10). Read on

NEW program Research Studios - first pilot program February - June 2015

!! Update: the deadline for the application by dossier has been moved forward to 17 October 2014!!

In 2015, PARTS starts a new Research Studios program, destined towards choreographers who have obtained a Master’s degree and/or have some years of professional experience. Participants are interested to devote time to research and develop their choreographic language in an environment where reflection and studio experimentation, exchange and collaboration with other artists are the basic working formats. 

In 2015-2016, two separate pilot projects for this new program will take place: a first one between February and June 2015, and a second one between August 2015 and November 2016. Both pilot projects deal with the relation between dance and music, and the first pilot project will take the choreographic work of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker as its starting point.

Click here for more infomation about the program, participants' profile and admission procedure.


Thibault Lac interviewed in Time Out New York

PARTS graduate Thibault Lac has been dancing with New York choreographer Trajall Harrell in different versions of his 'Twenty looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church'. On the occasion of a presentation of all these pieces at The Kitchen, Tim Out New York made a long interview with Thibault. Read on.

PARTS Graduation Tour - in retrospection

The students of the Research Cycle traditionally close their education with a tour of their graduation works. They show their work in professional theaters and at festivals, thus handing out the business card with which they enter the professional world.

The tour of generation 10 consisted of 3 programs: 2 programs with own creations (solo, duo and trio) and a program with the repertory work 'Another Song'. On some places older work of the students and another repertory work 'A Love Supreme' was added to the program.

The students showed their work in Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Louvain, Ostend, Amsterdam, Essen, Poznan and Istanbul - in total 32 different shows for a very diverse public, in theaters but also on a square in Poznan, on the beach in Ostend or in a concrete amphitheater in a park in Istanbul.

PARTS thanks all the organizers for their enthusiasm and their confidence in the work of these still unknown, young artists.


6, 7 and 8 September: Septemberfestival in Gaasbeek

On September 6-8, De School van Gaasbeek organises the September Festival, with which they open their doors to the general audience. The festival invited PARTS to present work of the students – now graduated – who have been working there. Read more


Generation X (2010 - 2012 - 2014)-

On June 22, Generation X of PARTS graduated with a ceremony and a great party.
Look at a portfolio of the students here.
Read more about the graduation here


Graduation Tour 2014

From May 21 onwards, the students of the 4th year present their graduation work during a tour with 28 performances in 11 places. Read further...


SummerSchool 2014

The fifth edition of the PARTS SummerSchool will take place during five weeks, from 14 July to 15 August, and will offer yoga classes, ballet and contemporary, workshops Rosas repertory and a wide range of other dance workshops.

The teachers will be Khosro Adibi, Nicholas Tiishang Aphane, Florence Augendre, Eleanor Bauer, Nordine Benchorf, Stéphane Bourhis, Benoît Caussé, Marta Coronado, Michel Debrulle, Dominique Duszynski,Laia Puig Escandell, Libby Farr, Nadine Ganase, Julyen Hamilton, David Hernandez, Mark Lorimer, Martin Nachbar, Roberto Olivan de la Iglesia, Francesco Scavetta, Mårten Spångberg, Davide Sportelli, Sandy Williams and David Zambrano.

All details are available here. You can register now!


Summer Studios 2014

Rosas and PARTS make their studios available to choreographers between July 14 and August 15.
For more information and the application form, click here


Beginner's mind - a documentary

During the exchange project in Senegal in January and February 2013, the students also participated in the 'Scéno Urbaines' residency project that took place in Dakar. They did an improvised performance based on an idea by Benjamin Vandewalle, who also made a documentary film of the event. You can watch it on this page.


Performing Arts Training 2013-2016

In September 2013 onwards P.A.R.T.S. will re-organize its program structure.
In 1995 the school operated according to a program schedule of three years. In 2000 we changed into a four years program: two years of ‘Training’ and two years of ‘Research’.
From now on we will gradually move towards two totally independent formats. The Training program will consist of three years. The Research program will remain two years.
The one is called ‘Performing Arts Training’, the other ‘Research Studios’. Both names are still working titles. 
The Training group will consist of 50 students, the Research group of 12 students.
The first Training-new-style will start in September 2013. The first Research-new-style will follow in 2015.

Here we describe in short what new students can expect from the new Training cycle, now called ‘Performing Arts Training’. Details of the programme will be communicated by January 2013.

 If you are interested in studying in PARTS and you want to be updated on all our plans for the new program, please write an email to Eva Vanhole, our responsible for student affairs:

Auditions for the new Training cycle will be organized between January and April 2013.


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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