Almost Summer Festival
Almost Summer Festival

apap partner arts centre BUDA (Kortrijk, Belgium) organizes a brand new festival to celebrate summer: Almost Summer festival14.06 > 17.06 & 21.06 > 24.06 in BUDA, Kortrijk, Belgium

In this programme there will be amazing dance and theatre pieces at our venues, but also small concerts, exceptional films and a cocktail party in our garden; there will be a performance for kids and another one with kids. In this programme, there will be time to see things, but also time for doing nothing, sit on the grass and have a drink, maybe eat, probably talk… It’s a place where it feels good to stay. A festival that knows that the summer holiday will soon be there and that wants to prepare our mind for the other side of life. The good one.


These apap productions will be presented on the festival programme:

  • Lisa Vereertbrugghen: Softcore, a hardcore encounter (première)
    Evolving around hardcore and pornography, camouflage, speed, breaking and being broke, the performance questions both the hard and the core in hardcore techno and points to its text(ure) and potential. The performer dances, speaks, rests, feels, occupies, dances, dances, dances and remains in hardcore.
    Fri 15.06 - 8 p.m. 

  • Conversation with Manyone
    Spend an hour in the green with the Manyone artists, with strawberries and local champagne. They will ask each other prepared questions based on how they imagine each other’s practice. Some questions may revolve around a specific work, some around concerns that are shared between all four artists and some might veer away slightly, but could possibly find their way to relevance through the backdoors of discussion. We will also open up the conversation to the audience, as it will most likely stray off course and lose its format throughout the talk.
    Sat. 16.06 - 3.30 p.m. 

  • Sarah Vanhee: The Making of Justice
    In the film The Making of Justice, seven detainees work together with Sarah Vanhee on the scenario of a crime film. Just like the main character in the movie they come up with, they are guilty of murder. They draw on their own experiences, ideas and desires to shape their story. As a viewer, we can only guess whether they use fiction here as a means to confirm, transcend or transform their existing reality…
    Sat. 16.06 - 5 p.m.

  • Mette Edvardsen / Jonathan Burrows, Matteo Fargion, Francesca Fargion: Music for Lectures
    In this lecture with live music Mette Edvardsen will speak about language and repetition as material in her work. What does it mean to do the same? What does it mean to do something again? Every word was once an animal is part of the series Music For Lectures by Burrows and Fargion that aims to collide academic practice with the actuality of performance and continues their recent practice of creating often in proximity and collaboration with somebody else’s work.
    Sat. 16.06 - 6.30 p.m.

  • Juan Dominguez: My Only Memory (Belgian première)
    The perception of transformation becomes fragmented due to the impossibility of having a permanent awareness of it in the present. Transformations that can only be perceived as part of the past. We realize we have arrived here, but we don’t know how. Past vs. present. As if there were transitions that culminate in a change. Ungraspable transitions, impossible to be thought or felt in the present. These are ephemeral moments of different duration that become relevant when you look back.
    My only memory is precisely that, a look back knowing that nothing will be the same again.
    Sat. 16.06 - 8 p.m. 

  • Alma Söderberg; Deep Etude
    Deep Etude is a piece of dance and a piece of music where one and the other are both separable and inseparable in the ear-eye of the beholder. The foreground and the background shift, the one carves itself into the other, the dance becomes the background track of the music, the movement excavates the sound and brings it to the surface.
    Sat. 16.06 - 9.30 p.m. 

  • Ivana Müller: Conversations out of Place (Belgian première)
    Interpreted by four humans and a plant, empowered by the spectators’ gaze, Conversations Out of Place functions as a bubbling ecosystem that produces interactions, symbiosis, waste, pollution, creating a biodiversity in a permanent state of transformation.
    Fri. 22.06 - 8.30 p.m. 

please find the detailed festival programma here.