Agenda: museums and exhibitions, art, food and drinks, sight and culture in Ostend

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show

Where:
Kursaal Oostende
When:
Sun 26 Jul 2020

The iconic Irish dance show Riverdance will return to the stages in 2020. The show celebrates its 25th anniversary. The show has premiered in over 47 different countries, entertaining over 30 million theatre goers over the years. Things originally kicked off back in 1994 when the Point Theatre in Dublin held the annual Eurovision Song Contest. The show was crafted to entertain the 4000 audience members in the theatre and those at home during the interval. The seven minute performance was transmitted to a viewing audience of over 300 million people worldwide and it's majestic and energetic choreography earned it a standing ovation. To celebrate 25 years the show has been re-imagined by producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan to the original Grammy-winning soundtrack that has been re-recorded by composer Bill Whelan. The new production promises to be as powerful, passionate and unforgettable as the original. An effortless blend of innovative lighting and projections, spectacular staging and costume design make the perfect ingredients for a 21st century version of the show.

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Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show

Where:
Kursaal Oostende
When:
Sun 26 Jul 2020

The iconic Irish dance show Riverdance will return to the stages in 2020. The show celebrates its 25th anniversary. The show has premiered in over 47 different countries, entertaining over 30 million theatre goers over the years. Things originally kicked off back in 1994 when the Point Theatre in Dublin held the annual Eurovision Song Contest. The show was crafted to entertain the 4000 audience members in the theatre and those at home during the interval. The seven minute performance was transmitted to a viewing audience of over 300 million people worldwide and it's majestic and energetic choreography earned it a standing ovation. To celebrate 25 years the show has been re-imagined by producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan to the original Grammy-winning soundtrack that has been re-recorded by composer Bill Whelan. The new production promises to be as powerful, passionate and unforgettable as the original. An effortless blend of innovative lighting and projections, spectacular staging and costume design make the perfect ingredients for a 21st century version of the show.

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Hello Adele

Where:
Kursaal Oostende
When:
Sat 3 Oct 2020

"Hello Adele" is an ultimate tribute to the greatest female vocalist of the past decade. The British hit phenomenon of the singles "Hello", "Skyfall", "Set Fire To The Rain", "Someone Like You" and "Rolling In The Deep" announced that she will never go on tour again.To fill this gap there is now this beautiful production that brings the voice, the visuals as well as the entire line-up on stage, reminiscent of the original. This international show brings the best of what Adele has offered us so far.

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Swan Lake

Where:
Kursaal Oostende
When:
Thu 3 Dec 2020

Swan Lake is a signature piece of Moscow City Ballet’s entire repertoire. When Siegfried, a dashing young prince, falls in love with Odette, the beautiful Queen of the Swans, the sorcerer Von Rothbart is determined to use his evil magic to thwart their happiness, but they would rather die together than live apart.The tragic story of romance and betrayal is familiar to many, not least through the success of the film Black Swan. Moscow City Ballet’s interpretation of the world’s most romantic ballet is magnificently brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and instantly recognisable score.

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Ensor Dreams of mother-of-pearl

Where:
Mu.ZEE
When:
12/05/18 to 01/03/20

This new Ensor presentation consists almost exclusively of paintings and drawings from the collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp. With 38 paintings and some 650 drawings, the museum not only has the largest, but also the very best Ensor collection.

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New at Mu.ZEE: The Raoul Servais Wing

Where:
Mu.ZEE
When:
30/06/18 to 30/06/21

Raoul Servais (born 1 May 1928, Ostend) is a renowned animation filmmaker. In the early 1950s he studied applied arts at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent (KASK). Servais painted and drew, and was very active in graphics too, but from the beginning his heart was always in animation films. The artist had neither experience nor financial means, but his curiosity and drive were enormous. In 1960 he was able to start work as a teacher at KASK, where he developed the first animated film course in Europe. In total, he made sixteen animated films. Between Havenlicht (Harbour Light, 1960) and Tank (2015) there is a gigantic evolution in style and technique. With each new film production, you feel his curiosity for new and hitherto unknown ways of creating imagery and atmosphere. Raoul Servais has won many international film prizes, such as the Palme d’Or in Cannes (Operation X-70, 1971 & Harpya, 1979) and the Primo Premio in Venice (Chromophobia, 1966). Servais’s love of animation is a shared love. As of summer 2018, it can be enjoyed on a permanent basis in the Raoul Servais Wing of Mu.ZEE. A large selection of original documents, (cellophane) drawings and films will have a permanent place there. This wing of the museum is not intended to be the end destination for the rich oeuvre of this star of the film industry, but a new start, an inspiring place for young filmmakers.

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Champagnefestival

Where:
Wellington Renbaan
When:
13/03/20 to 15/03/20

The Wellington Hippodrome is transformed into a champagne paradise. An event with a champagne fair, tastings, art, music and a champagne breakfast.

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The Crystal Ship 2020

When:
11/04/20 to 19/04/20

The Crystal Ship is a contemporary art festival that specializes in public space producing different installations, sculptures and murals each year. Discover “The Crystal Ship” in Ostend: renowned and world-famous artists made enormous paintings on walls as well as fantastic art installations in open spaces. All artworks remain permanently in the public domain and can be visited freely.

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Ostend at Anchor 2020

When:
29/05/20 to 01/06/20

Ostend at Anchor is the must-attend event for all who are interested in maritime history. More than 130 ships set sail for Ostend: from three- masters to inland barges to the smallest clinker-built longboats. The streets and squares around the docks are buzzing with activity. Learn more about old maritime crafts, try some freshly baked or smoked fish, enjoy the many performances...

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Barrio Cantina 2020

Where:
Zeeheldenplein
When:
12/06/20 to 14/06/20

A cozy market with original food trucks offering a range of world cuisine dishes. Mexican burritos, Vietnamese spring rolls, American hamburgers, Thai dumplings, Polé Polé Mojito's, ... Affordable and with an offer to everyone's taste, this is one large open-air restaurant with dozens of mobile kitchenettes. A bit of music, nice bars, nice seating areas and special animation create an excellent atmosphere.

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