The Comfort Parade is an open-air performance by Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, directed by filmmaker Lukas Dhont and theatre maker Dounia Mahammed. Exceptional times call for exceptional forms and gestures. This parade is, therefore, neither an opera, a ballet, a film or a play. But De Troostparade will certainly spark astonishment and aims to provide comfort where comfort is needed. It is a pageant of beauty that gently glides by.

During the Comfort Parade, favourites from the opera repertoire will be played by our orchestra, alternated with brand-new compositions by Steven Prengels. Singers from the Opera Ballet Vlaanderen Chorus, Children's Chorus and Young Ensemble will sing and play. Dancers from our company will perform a choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui about having to keep distance, by necessity.

With masses of beauty and in accordance with all safety regulations, the artists of Opera Ballet Vlaanderen will move at walking pace through the streets of Flanders this autumn.


Lukas Dhont

Dounia Mahammed


Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui


Alejo Pérez

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