2015 is a year of double celebration for Europalia : 45 years of existence and 25th festival !
Europalia is a major international arts festival held every two years to celebrate one invited country’s cultural heritage. Since 1969, Europalia has organised some twenty-four festivals. Each has turned the spotlight on one culture in a comprehensive programme of music, fine arts, photography, cinema, theatre, dance, literature, architecture, design, fashion, gastronomy...
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europalia.turkey - 06.10.2015 > 31.01.2016
As from October 2015, Europalia focuses on Turkey! Turkey is often called “the cradle of civilization”. Since the earliest prehistoric times Anatolia has served as a bridge between Europe and Asia. Few other countries have known such a large number of civilizations succeed one another or exist side by side. Down the centuries this has fuelled intercultural cross-fertilization. So standing as it does at the crossroads of Asian and European cultures, Turkey is the ideal candidate for this edition.
Exceptional masterpieces from the greatest Turkish museums, the best contemporary arts have to show, traditional and contemporary dance, co-creations, from classical to electronic music, literary events, focus on film… from October 6thAs a preview of europalia.turkey, which opens in the autumn of 2015, Europalia proposes to participate in our online photo contest.