FIDENA, founded in 1958, is one of the most important festivals of puppetry in the world and one of Germany’s oldest theatre festivals. The list of well-known international artists who have appeared in Bochum is endless. Traditional puppetry, shadow and object theatre, media performances, large-scale image theatre, exciting crossover genres, installations – FIDENA welcomes them all in an atmosphere of artistic adventure, aesthetic provocation, subversive tradition and intelligent entertainment.
Theatre by the Sea – Theater Aan Zee or TAZ for short – is an annual 10-day multidisciplinary arts festival that takes place in midsummer in a range of extraordinary locations in and around Ostend, with a lively meeting point in the centre of this harbour city. The festival has a reputation for being one of the most important platforms for young professional theatre-makers and musicians in the Low Countries, and plays a vital role in nurturing promising new and multicultural talent.
Founded by Carolyn Carlson, Atelier de Paris is a unique dance venue devoted to creation, research and education. Each year in June, it resounds to the rhythm of JUNE EVENTS. High point of the season, the festival offers the public a programme of dance in the Cartoucherie theatres and in public spaces. Faithful to the spirit of its creation, it encourages the discovery of young talent alongside recognized international choreographers and demonstrates the venue's yearlong commitment to artists.