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. An overview of these inspiring nights can be found here.


Open Fridays

Young dancers and choreographers who are considering to participate in the auditions for the Training Cycle 2016-2019, can visit the school to experience the daily work in PARTS.
This is possible on selected Fridays in November, December and January.
We can only allow 6 people per session, so it’s necessary to book your place. More information here.



PARTS @ WORK is a series of informal studio presentations of work made in the school. 
We have an upcoming PARTS @ WORK on Sunday, December 6th at 15h
We'll publish the program one week before.


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.


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.

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September 4 - 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.
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PARTS 2015-2016

The new academic year is starting. The program Reserach Studios started with a new group of students on August 24. The Training students return on August 31st for their third and final year.
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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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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


OPEN FRIDAY - PARTS - photo: Bart Grietens


PARTS Audition



P.A.R.T.S. 20



opening ceremony: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Theo Van Rompay