Press Invitation: award ceremony Brussels Bijou will take place on December 2nd in Bozar !

Brussels Bijou is a project initiated by Brussels Minister Pascal Smet in cooperation with the VGC (Flemmish Community College), Zinnema, Bozar and BRUZZ. It focuses on non professional theatre makers, musicians, choreographers, dancers, or any other type of stage performers. Applicants were asked to create a performance bearing Brussels' urban context in mind and submit their ideas between May 8th and June 18th. Seven laureates have been selected by a professional jury composed of five experts. On December 1 and 2 these will present their production in Bozar, after which Minister Pascal Smet will announce the winner of this year's competition.

The jury:  Joke Quaghebeur, Director of Opendoek. Yassin Mrabtifi, dancer and choreographer at Ultima Vez. Jan Wallyn, artistic coordinator in Zinnema, Michaël De Cock, artistic director KVS and Marie-Ange Gillis, television host at BRUZZ.

The laureates: Amber Meulenijzer (De koffie wordt koud), Ras El Hanout (On troc pas nous!); Tint (Show); Theater Group D°eFFeKt (Elektra); Nadine Baboy (Désintégration culturelle); L.E.A.D.   (projectwww); On the Road (On The Road).

The winner of the Brussels Bijou Prize will be awarded a trophy, a working budget of 2.000 euro as well as an artistic residence in Zinnema, the most important open talents house in Brussels. The public award worth 1.000 euros will go to the project which gets the most spectators' votes.

The very first 'Brussels Bijou' was designed by Peter Vermandere, jewelry tutor at the RHOK in Etterbeek.

“We are very proud of this very first edition of Brussels Bijou. It is an ideal way to reach the people of Brussels. The variety of performances chosen by the jury reflects the diversity that are present in our capital.Thanks to Brussels Bijou we highlight these talents!“ says Brussels Minister Pascal Smet.

Practical info:

Friday 1 December from 19h00 onwards and Saturday 2 December starting at 14h00 in Bozar

Possibility to interview the winners during the jury's deliberation on December 2nd  between 18h30 until 19h30.

The winner will be announced at 19h30.


Info and appointments:

Dominique Mys – – 0498/22 09 52.

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Mathias Dobbels Woordvoerder, Kabinet Minister Pascal Smet
About Pascal Smet

Brussels Government, Secretary of State for Urbanism and Heritage - European and International Relations - Foreign Trade - Fire fighting and Emmergency medical Assistance

Member of the Board of the Flemish Community Commission (VGC), responsible for Culture, Youth, Sport and Urban Policy

Pascal Smet
Koning Albert II laan 37 - 12de
1030 Brussel