Centre de recherches francophones belges

Events

News and events at the Centre de recherches francophones belges.

Festivals and socials

Tradition and Innovation in Franco-Belgian Bande Dessinée

This one-day international symposium will explore the legacy of traditional Franco-Belgian bande dessinée from national and international perspectives.
Atomic 3001
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Atomic 3001

A collaboration between the choreographer Leslie Mannès, the composer Thomas Turine AKA Sitoid and the light designer Vincent Lemaître, Atomic 3001 is a futuristic dance ritual which submits a being to a perpetual and incoercible pulse drawing her into some infernal dance machine. This sound implacably brings her to exhaustion, trance and incandescence.
Autóctonos II
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Autóctonos II

A quintet between pianist/composer and four dancers, Autóctonos II questions belonging to a group, in this society of endurance, indifference and productivity. Both abstract and mathematical at first sight, the piece bases its writing on the physical tenacity and commitment of its performers. A power that is highly sensitive, held together by an ever finer thread.
Stoel
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Stoel (Chair)

Using a set made of chairs and the rhythm of cello and voice, two dancers revisit these familiar objects. They organise, transform and move around the space. As it gets installed and shared in various ways, the chair becomes a playground, a place for fancy, an opportunity for meetings. Be it stable or unstable, light or brutish, between building and undoing, dance appears.
Backup
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Backup

In this year's Fringe Festival the Focus Company and the Chaliwaté Company collaborate for the first time to write and create a surprising and touching performance. North Pole, 4 am. Under a snowstorm powerful enough to wrestle with a sequoia, a used-up van finds its way across the icecap. Three reporters land on the ice as if stepping on the moon for the first time. A bear stares straight at them. The team gets ready…

Fête de la francophonie

Hosted by the Centre de recherches francophones belges this quiz night will be conducted in English and French with free drinks and a Belgian award for the winning team.

 Lectures, conferences and seminars

Gengis Khan

*POSTPONED* The figure of Gengis Khan in 20th Century European Literature

Dr Benedetta de Bonis' lecture has been postponed, date to be confirmed. "The figure of Gengis Khan in 20th Century European Literature: on Violence, Idealisation, and Otherness". A free seminar by guest speaker Dr Benedetta de Bonis (University of Bologna, Italy)
The Triumphal arch in the Parc du Cinquantenaire
Nov 08 2018 -

Museums, memorials and exhibitions. The renewal of the offer in the context of the Centenary

Dr Chantal Kesteloot, Doctor in Contemporary History, Centre for Historical Research and Documentation on War and Contemporary Society in Anderlecht (Belgium) takes part in an international conference on 'World War One and its legacy: How museums depict and interpret conflict and genocide?'.
The Triumphal arch in the Parc du Cinquantenaire

Le questionnement de plumes féminines dans le fantastique belge francophone, entre cryptozoologie et métamorphoses

Dr Isabelle Moreels (University of Extremadura), on women writers and the Belgian Fantastic.
The Triumphal arch in the Parc du Cinquantenaire

Le corps problématique du personnage de théâtre. Marivaux, Beckett, Guillaume Galienne

Professor Pierre Piret (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
The Triumphal arch in the Parc du Cinquantenaire
Oct 06 2015 -

Introduction à la littérature francophone de Belgique

Professor Pierre Piret (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)

Film screenings 

Theatrical poster for the film Our City by Maria Tarantino

Our City

The CFRB presents a portrait of the city of Brussels and its inhabitants (in French, with subtitles in English). This free screening will be followed by a discussion with film director Maria Tarantino.
Performers in the Fringe play "L'Enfant qui..."
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Acrobatics, puppetry and live music come together to create a whimsical journey through the imagination of a sick child.

 

 

Research seminar events

Our upcoming and past events in the Francophone Belgian research seminar series.