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Urban Dance Caravan

18.09.2022 · 15:00

Opening a season can be an opportunity to affirm one’s roots in the city. And what better way to do that than to open wide the theatre doors and let the city rush in. But only after we’ve first taken to the streets to dance, to brighten people’s day and to extend an invitation.

Conceived and developed in collaboration with Detours Festival, Brussels2030, the Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles and scenography students at La Cambre (École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts Visuels), Urban Dance Caravan is an immense urban dance event, weaving its way all across the city and leading us to the very heart of the Théâtre National.

From Fontainas to the Bourse, and on to Place De Brouckère, ephemeral scenes follow one another. Like so many stations on the piétonnier, they welcome dancers from Belgium, Casablanca and Goma, before the stage of the Théâtre National’s Grande Salle is offered to urban dance for the final battle of the Detours Cyphers.

Whether they’re finalists of the Detours Festival in Wallonia, Dance Fusion Marocco, the Goma Dance Festival led by the dancer Faraja Batumike, or simply an inhabitant of this city, the dancers and the crowd that surrounds them will be, for one day, powerful ambassadors of this theatre open to the outside world.


15:00 → Place Fontainas · Warm-up
15:30 → Parade to Place de la Bourse

16:00 → Place de la Bourse · Wha7ch Morocco
16:30 → Parade to Place De Brouckère

17:00 → Place De Brouckère · Goma Dance All Star
17:30 → Parade to Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

18:30 → Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles - Grande salle
Final All Style Detours Cyphers & Performance by Yvonne Smink / DJ Goss'One

In case of rain, the 3 performances initially planned during the parade will take place in the Grande Salle of the National Theater from 18:30. The evening will end with the battle of the finalists of this summer's Detours Cyphers. 


  • - 15:00



Free entrance


Milan Emmanuel, Detours Festival

Goma Dance All Star

Faraja Batumike

Virginie Appartenance
Josl'Un Madingo
Junior Masta
Abibu Kapanga

Wha7ch Morocco / Cie No Way Back

Milan Emmanuel

Salma Sadeq
Marie Bruel
Ahmed Azzazi
Hamza Dadi
Mourad Koula
Baroune Hamza
Redouane Nasry
Mehdi Dahkan
Nouri El Mazoughi 

Choreography assistant
Faouzi Soufiane

DJ Odilon

Textile scenography
Soufiane Boudaoudi
Marie Courcoutelis
Angélina Verschueren
Nicole Moris

Brussels2030, Detours Festival, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

With the help from
Fablab iMAL

With the support from
la ville de Bruxelles - Échevinat de la Culture

Urban Dance Caravan est un projet (co)construite avec le Detours Festival, les étudiant·es en Scénographie de l’École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts Visuels – La Cambre, Brussels2030 et le Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles.

Lier, relier !
Amener le théâtre dans la rue.
Et la rue au théâtre !

Milan Emmanuel, Detours Festival

© Gautier Houba
Le Rideau de saison, Maak & Transmettre · photos : Lucile Dizier, 2024