Cinema, Podium and
Workspace in Kortrijk


BUDA arts center





The “Compañeros” are a test audience , a group of non-professional spectators who are invited to come and watch the work of our artists in residence. Very often these are works in progress, but can sometimes be a general rehearsal or even an avant-première. In exchange, the Compañeros share their thoughts with the artist during a follow-up discussion. This can be an informal talk starting from specific questions by the artist, or a structured conversation following the DasArts feedback method.

Would you like to become a Compañero? Send an email to


Our committed spectators, who are passionate about contemporary performing arts, embark on a wonderful adventure with us. Together we decide which performances will be shown during the Almost Summer festival in June.

We send out an open call to our artists in residence, and a selection of these will present their projects. The B-scene(rs) attend all of the presentations and together choose two performances they would like to share with a larger audience.

This initiative is part of the European Be SpectACTive! Network, which aims to involve audiences in our operations.

Would you like to become part of our B-scene(rs)? Send an email to

Youngsters In Performance

YIP – Youngsters In Performance – is a course offering young people a chance to explore the performance world. Together they watch and discuss performances, follow workshops and interact with artists. At the moment they are part of the European project Be SpectACTive!, which enables them to choose two performances that will be shown during our Almost Summer festival. In this way we aim to involve them in our operations, and give them a chance to have their say in our programme.

Would you like to become part of YIP? Send an email to

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