PACT Festival – A Music And Dance Festival

For the first time in their history Brussels is hosting a summer festival to benefit children in refugee camps. Not only a unique event for Belgium, but for Europe and other continents, this new festival aims at creating funds for cultural centers in refugee camps, dormitories where needed, and to promote Tibetan arts. This yearly festival will attract international attention. Sponsors from all over the world are offered the opportunity to participate in a happening that will continue world-wide. The first two years PACT will help the Tibetan children in the North of India. At the first PACT festival stars from the music, dance and Opera scene have agreed to donate their performances both in the master classes (voice, piano, modern dance, ballet, yoga…) and in the specially conceived gala’s. Their colleagues from the movie and fashion industry are also joining them. Belgium Prime Minister, the Royal Opera House, the City of Brussels, our Ministries, World Artists for Tibet, Hoisting Equipment Belgium, Maison Delvaux, Hotel Movenpick and countless other artists make it possible that over 50 events will take place in less than two weeks. The media, radio and television will be there to broadcast this new festival and encourage their audience to participate. All those interested in helping, please write or call: PACT, 34 Rue de la Duchesse, 1200 brussels, Belgium, Tel/Fax: +32-1 733 14 05 or Fax only: PACT c/o B/S +32-2 640 55 01

Below is a sampling of the extensive program of the PACT Festival. (August 19 – 31)


Opening Of The First PACT Festival

“Welcome Tibet.” Greetings from our classical musicians. “A Way to Lhasa,” songs and dances from Tibet with the members of the Tibetan Institute of the Performing Arts and Lama Karta. Tea in Tibet: Join our Tibetan guests. For further information contact tel: 229 1200

The Royal Opera House
4 Leopoldstraat
1000 Brussels, Belgium
August 19 — 11.00–14.30


Sneak ’n Chamber

The Bekova Sisters Trio (Rachmaninov, Shostakovitch) A few years after their courageous move to the West, the three sisters from Kazakhstan have regained their position on the musical stage as one the today’s most original trio’s.

The Royal Conservatory – Grand Foyer
30 Regentschapstraat
1000 Brussels
August 19 — 13.00




Masterclass: The Piano Within The TRIO

The relation between the piano, the violin and the cello within a trio .

The Royal Conservatory
August 20 — 10.00–12.30


Sneak ’n Chamber

Alan Weiss, piano — (Chopin, Alkan) After winning the silver medal at the Queen Elisabeth contest, Alan chooses Belgium as his home and headquarters for an international career as a performer and pedagogue. tel: 513 4587

The Royal Opera House
Grand Foyer
August 20 — 13.00–14.30


Sneak ’n Chamber

Young Artists Recital. Caridad Galindo (piano), Wibert Aerts (violin), Alexander Debrus (cello), Dimitri Ivanov (double bass).

The Royal Conservatory
Petite Salle
August 20 — 19.30–21.30


Rosas – Parts: Sit Still Move

Daily: modern and classical workshops for professionals and amateurs: two groups: 12 – 15 years & 15 +

Guest teachers from: Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre (NY), Merce Cunningham Dance Co (NY), American Ballet Theatre (New York), New York City Ballet (NY), Royal Ballet (London), Ballet de XXème (Béjart), Wally Cardona Quartet (NY). For further information contact tel: 344–5598.

Dansstudio’s Parts
Home Of ROSAS – Dance Company
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeke
164 Van Volxemlaan
1190 Brussels, Belgium
August 21 – 09.30–17.00


Rosas – Parts

Wally Cardona, Foofwa d'Imobilité, Michael Thomas, Alan Howard, Karine Plantadit ’Bageot (NY), Christiane Marchant (Dresden), Anja Evans Jones, Claudia Minne (London), Heidi Schridde (Hannover).

Yoga for Dancers by the White Cloud Studio New York Hilary Cartwright and Sebastian Plettenburg. For further information conatct tel: 344 5598

Dansstudio’s Parts
Home of ROSAS – Dance Company
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.
August 22, 1998 — 09.30–12.00


Sneak ’n Chamber

Edna Stern, piano (Debussy, Liszt, Scriabine, Webern). A personal tribute to young Tibetan artists by this young virtuoso from Basel, a former student of Alan Weiss and now with Kristian Zimmerman.

The Royal Opera House
Grand Foyer
August 22 — 13.00–14.30


Masterclass

Violin. (Bekova, Stravinsky). The well–known violinist and pedagogue, Elvira Bekova prepares Marius Stravinsky one of the descendants of the famous composer Igor Stravinsky, for a recital.

The Royal Conservatory
August 22, 1998 — 10.00–12.00


Masterclass

Alan Weiss, piano

The Royal Conservatory
August 22, 1998 — 15.00–16.30


Rooftop Classes

LHAMO, the unknown Tibetan Opera. Songs and dances. Thirty singers and dancers from Dharamsala explore this foreign culture.

The Royal Opera House
Grand Foyer
August 23, 1998 — 10.00 –12.00


Sneak ’n Chamber

Violin Recital. (Bekova, Stravinsky, Isaï, Bach). When a young artist merges with the teacher.

The Royal Opera House
Grand Foyer
August 23 — 13.00–14.30


TIPA: Milarepa

Songs and Dances from Tibet.

The Luna Theatre
20 Sainctellettesquare
1210 Brussels
August 23 — 19.30–20.30


Splash

The latest from the New York modern dance scene! Featuring the soloists from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Merce Cunningham Dance Co., the Wally Cardona Quartet and Foofwa d'Imobilité.

The Luna Theatre
20 Sainctellettesquare
1210 Brussels
August 23 — 20.30–23.00


Sneak ’n Chamber

Karen Lechner and Sergio Tiempo: Two Piano’s. This unusual Argentinean sister and brother team is a pure delight as they seduce an international audience with their passionate interpretation of Ravel, Milhaud and Piazzolla.

The Royal Opera House
Grand Foyer
August 25 — 13.00


Sneak ’n Chamber

Young Artists Recital. Caridad Galindo (piano), Marius Stravinsky (violin), Wibert Aerts (Violin), Alexandre Debrus (cello).

The Royal Opera House
Grand Foyer
August 26 — 13.00–14.00


Chopin Meets Milarepa

Alan Weiss, Karen Lechner, Sergio Tiempo and special guests at the piano, welcome the Tibetan culture as the members from TIPA bring us world premiere excerpts from the unknown Tibetan opera about the yogi. From the Himalayas, Milarepa.

The Royal Conservatory
Grande Salle
August 26, 1998 — 19.30


Sergrj Larin Font: A Tenor For Peace

Eleonora Bekova and Antonio Pappano (piano). Special guests: the Bekova Sister Trio Font Color. At La Scala, the MET, the Opera Bastille, London or Salzburg, Mr. Larin is praised by public and press alike for his exceptional voice and is considered to be one of the great singers of his generation. In his first Belgian recital, the new Pavorotti is offering a wide variety of melodies by Tchaïkovsky, Gounod, Borodine. Broadcasting on a giant screen.

Notre–Dame de la Chapelle
Grand’Place
August 28 — 20.00


Sneak ’n Chamber

From Baroque to Tibetan chants. A new generation of musical wizards together with their Tibetan friends in a concert from Bach to Stravinsky (Edna Stern, Alexandre Debrus, Laurence Misonne, Ismini Giannakis, Marius Stravinsky) and some of the young talents from the masterclass series. Honorary Commitee: Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky, Bernard Foccroulle, Christiane Eda–Pierre, Sergio Tiempo, Karen Lechner and Alan Weiss.

The Royal Conservatory
August 29 — 19.00–22.00


A Way To Tibet

Tchaïkovsky, Händel, Chopin, Schumann, Piazzolla, Rachmaninov – original Tibetan music, creations etc. An original concept in which East meets West and the beauty of different cultures creates a harmony and inspires a different opening of the mind. Creations in tribute to Tibet, its children and its artists with principal artists from prestigious companies such as the New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, the Béjart Ballet Lausanne, the Opera of Paris, Merce Cunningham, the Wally Cardona Quartet, the American Ballet Theatre, the Royal Ballet–London, Het Nationaal Ballet, Foofwa d'Imobilité and special guests Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky, Bekova Sisters Trio, Sergio Tiempo, Karen Lechner, Sylvain Millepied, Yungchen Lhamo, Christiane Eda–Pierre,Sandra Zeltzer, Michel Puissant, Ismini Giannakis, Laurence Misonne, Bill. T. Jones, Tam’Echo’Tam, Greet Vinckier,ill T.Jones, Leanne Benjamin,Irina Dvorovenko, Maxim Belotserkovsky, Lama Karta and the members of TIPA, the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (Dharamsala, N–India). Broadcasting on a giant screen. The Royal Circus Theatre Grand Place August 31 — 19:00


Cultureel Centrum

Exhibitions of different art forms such as paintings and sculptures. Participation artists: Frank Lodeizen (Netherlands), De Moor Lilyane (Belgium), Lise Brachet (Belgium) and others. For further information contact Mrs. Freya Torfs at Tel: +32 3 286 88 41or Fax: +32 3 286 88 44.

Driekoningenstraat 126
2600 Berchem
Belgium
August 1 – August 31