Troika is a partnership between KVS, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles and La Monnaie, an initiative designed to encourage our audiences to discover other performance venues or auditoria. Equally important to us is the artistic collaboration between federal, Flemish and francophone theatres in Brussels, our objective being to transcend Belgium’s inherent institutional borders and to underline the country’s multicultural and multilingual identities.
Troika launched in the 2019-20 season with seventeen dance performances produced or coproduced by at least one of the three theatres. We also presented a number of Partner Projects. As a result, more than a thousand Troika visitors found their way to a performance in a theatre that was not their usual cultural go-to.
As from this season, all information as well as one centralised ticketing service can be found on the new website www.troika.brussels (under construction). If you buy a ticket for one Troika production in each of the theatres at the same time, you automatically become a Troika member and get a 20% discount. This will also be applicable on all future purchases that make up the Troika offering. As a season ticket holder, you automatically become a Troika member, thus enjoying the discount from your first single purchase.
The offering consists of fifteen dance performances and for each of the three theatres one coup de coeur, a production out of that particular house’s main programme, which the artistic directors personally recommend.
La Monnaie’s dance programme features well-known names like Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. In the case of De Keersmaeker, La Monnaie together with Rosas and Kaaitheater is presenting an exciting mix of old and new work. For example, there is the revival of Drumming, and a new creation to Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Vlaemsch, a new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui about the Flemish identity, is a cooperation project with Eastman and with KVS, where it will receive its premiere. KVS is also staging work by (among others) Wim Vandekeybus and Peeping Tom, the Belgian dance collective who you will also see at work this season at the Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, along with Serge Aimé Coulibaly (Faso Danse Théâtre) and Ali and Hèdi Thabet. Then there are the coups de coeur: The Time of Our Singing at La Monnaie, Madame Bovary in KVS, and Joel Pommerat’s Contes et légendes at the Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles.
We hope that the Troika line-up has whetted your appetite and that you will come and discover all three theatres.