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  • Taste the Indonesian food

Nestled in the grandeur of the Dynasty Building at the edge of Mont des Arts, you can find a little piece of Indonesia. Let the scent of Indonesian coffee lure you in and the flavour elevate your stay. 

Browse through a beautiful selection of art catalogues and ethically sourced products, taste different delicacies from every corner of the archipelago and discover a diverse range of fascinating workshops and lectures – all dedicated to the guest country. The Festival Centre invites you to catch a first glimpse of Indonesian culture!

Agenda of Activities @ Festival Centre

Agenda of Activities @ Festival Centre The Festival Centre invites you to catch a first glimpse of Indonesian culture through a diverse range of fascinating workshops and lectures – all dedicated to the guest country!

Indonesian lunch

Indonesian lunch With Sugito Prestige & Kopi CornerAre you curious to discover what delicious street food and other culinary highlights Indonesia has to offer? At the EUROPALIA Festival Centre, you can taste the Indonesian (...)

Coffee bar and workshop

Coffee bar and workshop The Art of Indonesian CoffeeIndonesia is blessed with a large variety of unique and tasty coffees. Come and discover their stories and the kaleidoscope of tastes, starting in Sumatra, moving towards Java, (...)

Chocolate workshop & degustation

Chocolate workshop & degustation The Art of Indonesian ChocolatTraditional chocolate maker Mi Joya shapes chocolate from bean-to-bar. For EUROPALIA INDONESIA he has dived into the specificities of the Indonesian cacao bean to create a (...)

Afterworks with EUROPALIA INDONESIA

Afterworks with EUROPALIA INDONESIA Fancy afterworks in Brussels ? Are you passionate about Asia and more specificly indonesian culture ? Are you looking for a nice way to celebrate the weekend ? Apero Travel'in and EUROPALIA present to (...)

Demonstration & workshop

Demonstration & workshop Pencak silat martial artsPencak silat is the collective name for traditional Indonesian martial arts. Trainer and head of the pencak silat school Panca Sila in Maastricht, joins us with his team and live (...)

Workshop

Workshop Balinese DanceIn Balinese dance, the posture and movements are often the exact opposite of western dans styles like classical ballet, modern dance and jazz dance. It is mostly directed towards the front (...)

Workshop "Art with banana leaves"

Workshop Banana leaves are used very often in Indonesia. They are the perfect material to make arts and crafts with. Sarlin Djiwa and Wereldkleur takes you on a trip to Indonesia and shows you how to craft decorations (...)

Workshop

Workshop Sumpitan blowgun dartsOriginally, the sumpitan blowgun from Borneo was used as a hunting weapon to shoot small game out of trees. This Indonesian darts game also stands for an afternoon of fun! Make your (...)

Film screening: Janji Joni (Joni's Promise), directed by Joko Anwar

Film screening: Janji Joni (Joni's Promise), directed by Joko Anwar A film delivery man promises a beautiful young woman to deliver a film reel on time to a movie theater. But the the whole city seems to conspire against him.

Film screening Arisan!, directed by Joko Anwar

Film screening Arisan!, directed by Joko Anwar Friendship and principles are put to a test in the circle of Jakarta's social elite which can be as turbulent as the city's slums.

Conference by Dik van der Meulen

Conference by Dik van der Meulen Multatuli en macht (in NL)Dik van der Meulen promoveerde in 2002 op een biografie van Multatuli, waarvoor hij de AKO Literatuurprijs won.

Literary bricolage

Literary bricolage PotamotsMystérieuse Indonésie : que lire, que dire….que d’îles ! Et que d’auteurs à découvrir, des plus anciens aux plus modernes ! Les lecteurs de Potamots vous entraînent à leur suite dans (...)

Workshop kecak dance and gamelan music

Workshop kecak dance  and  gamelan music  

Workshop

Workshop Make your own music instrumentIndonesia has an extremely rich musical culture. Learn how to mimic sounds through your voice, your body and daily objects in this workshop. Make your own musical instrument (...)

Workshop: Indonesian love for food

Workshop: Indonesian love for food Cooking with tempeAn introduction to Indonesian vegetarian fermented soya cake.

Workshop: Herbs for the winter

Workshop: Herbs for the winter Traditional Indonesian warm drinks to get you through Belgian Winter.

Demonstration & workshop

Demonstration & workshop Sepak takraw kick volleyball Sepak takraw is sometimes described as 'football-volleyball on a badminton court’. The players make all sorts of acrobatic movements to score with the ball in the field of (...)

Apéros BeatChronic x Europalia

Apéros BeatChronic x Europalia The Apéros BeatChronic is associating with EUROPALIA INDONESIA for a special edition under the thumb of the archipelago. Be prepared for a line up deeply flavored with indonesian rythms and unique food (...)

Poésie pour les ancêtres

Poésie pour les ancêtres Laurence VielleSur invitation d'EUROPALIA, Laurence Vielle est partie à Makassar, sur les traces des ancêtres. Dans le Festival Centre, elle lira les poèmes qu'elle y a écrit et vous parlera des rencontres (...)

Car-free Sunday

Car-free Sunday Festive opening of the Festival CentreThe inauguration of the EUROPALIA Festival Centre coincides with Brussels Car Free Sunday. Come and enjoy a first introduction to Indonesian culture and let the following (...)

Workshop paper cutting technique

Workshop paper cutting technique With Yudha Sandi (in English)Yudha Sandy is a master of the paper cutting technique which he used in his comic strip, Atom Jardin. He will use the same technique - mixed with other comic strip styles - (...)

Bandung Padungdung

Bandung Padungdung Music and dance from BandungThe city of Bandung invites you to a surprise concert at the Festival Centre! Discover the exciting rhythms of the Bangdungese percussion instruments, accompanied by dance and (...)

Travel tips

Travel tips Off the Beaten Track (in NL)Maak je nu al wilde plannen om het vliegtuig op te springen en de Indonesische cultuur ook ter plaatse te ontdekken? Leg je oor te luister bij Ludo Wauters.

[re-enacting memories] with TAN Vatey: Guilty pleasures in Indonesia

[re-enacting memories] with TAN Vatey:  Guilty pleasures in Indonesia Art workshop & exhibition makingIf art describes the life and world around, then What is [your] Art? What is [your] Pleasure? What is [your] Guilt? What is [your] Indonesia? People in Brussels, of all (...)

Arts and crafts for the ancestorsIn the Festival Centre, you are invite to work with some of the artworks from the exhibition Ancestors & Rituals. Make your own mask and crown.!

Wayang kulit shadow puppet workshop

Wayang kulit shadow puppet workshop Discover the magic behind the wayang kulit, the famous Indonesian shadow puppet theatre. In Indonesia, it is a revered and mysterious art, a ritual through which the doors to the spirit world can be opened. (...)

Musiques alternatives et non-conventionnelles d'Indonésie

Musiques alternatives et non-conventionnelles d'Indonésie Conference by Cedrik Fermont (in French)L'Indonésie possède néanmoins une des scènes musicales alternatives les plus riches de l'Asie Orientale, que ce soit la musique électroacoustique et expérimentale, (...)

Aankomen in Bali

Aankomen in Bali Een verhaal van Ingrid Vander Veken met dans door Eka Santi DewiIngrid Vander Veken vertelt over haar bestsellerroman Aankomen in Bali, begeleid door de traditionele Balinese danspassen van Eka Santi Dewi. (...)

Godi Suwarna, Tan Lioe Ie, Zubaidah Djohar & Laurence Vielle

Godi Suwarna, Tan Lioe Ie, Zubaidah Djohar & Laurence Vielle Poetic exorcismThree great Indonesian poets, each with a unique voice and personality, enter in dialogue with Belgian National Poet Laurence Vielle. Through their poems, they will discuss the unique role (...)

Indonesia and Plastic Concern

Indonesia and Plastic Concern Conference in English by Sidi Rana MenggalaIndonesia has been named the world’s second largest producer of rubbish found in the world’s ocean. In this eye-opening lecture, Sidi Rana Menggala talks (...)

Storytelling time from and by Roxane Ca’Zorzi

Storytelling time from and by Roxane Ca’Zorzi Tigre, tigre!Le spectacle Tigre, Tigre!, tour du monde d’un animal, interrogation sur le rapport entre la nature et la culture, participera à EUROPALIA INDONESIA. La dernière histoire du spectacle, (...)

Conference by Alain Ernotte

Conference by Alain Ernotte Géopolitique de l'IndonésieAlain Ernotte est guide-conférencier en Asie depuis plus de 20 ans. Il vous convie à partir à la découverte des mille et une facettes de l’archipel indonésien. Comment (...)

Workshop: Indonesian love for food

Workshop: Indonesian love for food Sambal-Making Workshop - Indonesia's many spicy dipsA workshop for the brave. Join us in our journey to make, pair and taste Indonesia's most-seeked condiments - Sambal sauces.

Workshop

Workshop Indonesian MasksMasks are an important part of Indonesian culture. They are not only used for dance and theatre, they posses strong magical powers that are transferred on to those wearing them. As their (...)

Coffee, tea or placemaking? An afternoon talk on Indonesian architecture and cities

Coffee, tea or placemaking? An afternoon talk on Indonesian architecture and cities Is your mind curious about architecture in Indonesia ? Can you portray the cities in Indonesia ? Would you like to establish a connection with Indonesian architects, scholars and urban planners ? Or (...)

Conference by Philip Vermoortel

Conference by Philip Vermoortel De andere Multatuli (in DutchPhilip Vermoortel, professor en Multatuli-expert, spreek over "de andere Multatuli". Ontdek alle facetten van de vermaarde Nederlandse schrijver, ook deze die je nog niet bekend (...)

Annelies Verbeke, Bouke Billiet & Gustaaf Peek

Annelies Verbeke, Bouke Billiet & Gustaaf Peek citybooks @ IndonesiaFrom Jakarta to Semarang, deBuren invites you to traval with citybooks: urban portraits in words and imagines by renowned international writers and photographers. (In Dutch)

Storytelling time by Roxane Ca’Zorzi

Storytelling time by Roxane Ca’Zorzi À l'ombre du manguier (FR)Parmi les nombreuses îles de l’Indonésie, leurs cultures multiples, le spectacle conté "À l'ombre du manguier" met l’accent sur des histoires de tradition animiste, interrogeant (...)

Artist talk

Artist talk Melati Suryodarmo (EN)Come listen to world-renowned choreographer and performer Melati Suryodarmo talk about herself, her art and her new creation Tomorrow, as Purposed.

Opening up the Artistic Practice

Opening up the Artistic Practice RiantoThe Javanese dancer Rianto learnt the gender-transcending lengger dance from the old masters on his home turf. At the Festival Centre, he will discuss his art with the public. (in English)