Saturday 1 September 7.15 p.m.: Lesson classical ballet with the full ballet company, open for the public. On stage at Sint-Jansplein.
Saturday 1 September 8.30 p.m.: Following the ballet demonstration onstage, Royal Ballet Flanders will look ahead to the new edition of Choreolab, which will premiere on 8 September. It will offer the dancers of Royal Ballet Flanders a forum to develop their own choreographies, which will be danced by their colleagues, and inspired by the various dance idioms they have encountered in the course of the past season. Under the watchful eye of artistic director Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, during this preview, for once, (practically) anything goes.
Sunday 2 September 11.30 a.m.: For the tenth time in a row Opera Vlaanderen will offer a unique Sunday morning concert with plenty of excitement. In 75 minutes, we will take you on a journey through all the highlights of the new opera season: from favourites that rank among the Top 100 of classical music, to undiscovered fragments that are just as worthy. The Opera Vlaanderen chorus and Symphony Orchestra are already preparing to shake the cobblestones of the Sint-Jansplein with a series of top soloists, conducted by Jan Schweiger. How could this preview fail to whet your appetite to come see a complete opera at one of our opera houses?
Sunday 2 September from 6 p.m.: On Sunday evening, our colleagues from the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra will take over the outdoor stage.