De Grote Belgische Dansvitrine

Up-and-coming talent and strong dance performances on the stage of the Bruges City Theatre! The Great Belgian Dance Showcase brings together choreographers from all parts of Flanders and Brussels. The first edition, last year in Antwerp, surprised by its great diversity of performances, from Indian dance to ballet, from contemporary to urban styles.

The programme was carefully drawn up by a team of dance experts. The selected choreographers will be intensively coached and will present their creations to the public in Bruges on Saturday 5th May 2018.

A must for all lovers of dance! Get your tickets through the website of the Cultural Centre Bruges. 

The applications for the Bruges edition are closed. Applying for the edition of Louvain will be possible from May 2018.


When? Saturday 5 May – 8:00 p.m.
Where? Stadsschouwburg, Vlamingstraat 29, 8000 Brugge
Tickets? 8 euros, get your tickets through the website of the Cultural Centre Bruges




The following choreographers will present their creations on the stage of the Bruges Municipal Theatre:

Kristin Daemers
Marieke Danneels
Cindy Barbarin
Cathy Baelemans & Libby Ward
Christel Van de Capelle
Evelyne Van Hecke
Solange Theys
Kathleen Van den Abeele
Miek De Vriese
Dries Verstreepen

What happens when

Register before 27 November 2017. We will explain in the confirmation e-mail how you can deliver a video of your performance (at least 5 minutes long). We expect the video before 30 November 2017. This may of course be a video of a rehearsal. At the time of registration the performance does not need to be ready.

Does your performance comply with the Five Main Showcase Rules? Then you will get the chance to perform in front of great dance experts and receive feedback the same day. But watch out: full is full! Should there be too many registrations, then we will make an advance selection on the basis of artistic development, originality and creativity. In the week of 18 December 2017 you will receive a final decision about whether you and your dance creation will perform in Magdalenazaal on 27 or 28 January 2018.

The dance experts will select about ten performances with artistic development possibilities for intensive coaching. You will be working towards the moment in front of the public on 5 May 2018. This coaching course will be fully made-to-measure, both regarding content and timing. The coach will come to the location you choose, for instance during your rehearsals.

De Grote Belgische Dansvitrine [The Great Belgian Dance Showcase] in ‘De Stadsschouwburg’ of Bruges.