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International Arts Festival NEXT
This is a contemporary performing arts festival founded in 2008. The festival is organized by six theaters with small-theater facilities in the four cities of Lille (France), Valenciennes (France), Kortrijk (Belgium) and Tournai (Belgium) scattered along the border of France and Belgium. Each year, NEXT invites approximately 30 contemporary theater and dance artists/groups active in and outside of Europe to create new works in residence. From there, the artists will tour their new works to about 20 theaters in and outside of Europe. Artists that have participated in this program until know include, Thomas Ostermeier (Germany), Guy Cassiers (Belgium), Jan Faber (Belgium), Romeo Castellucci (Italy), Akram Khan (UK), Oskaras Korsunovas (Lithuania), blitz theatre group (Greece), Frederick Gravel (Canada), Brokentalkers (USA), Pippo Delbono (Italy), Milo Rau (Switzerland/Germany), Chris Verdonck (Belgium) and others.
NEXT promotes gcross-borderh experiments of all types (national borders, language, genre, discourse, etc.). Currently, the NEXT festival has grown to a scale of attracting audience of about 15,000 annually to its performances/events. It has also become an annual event that performing arts professionals around Europe are sure to attend.

festival name : International Arts Festival NEXT
country : France, Belgium
city : Lille, Kortrijk, Tournai, Valenciennes
venue : Kortrijk - Budascoop, Lille - Le Théâtre Du Nord, Tournai - maison de la culture, Valenciennes - Espace Pasolini, etc.
period : 2019.11.14 -> 2019.12.7