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The BOZAR GIFT CARD

One card. 365 possibilities

The BOZAR GIFT CARD opens up a true pandora’s box of cultural events – in a good way obviously. Feeling overwhelmed about which tickets to buy with the card? Here are just a few suggestions.

© Dieter Hartwig
© Dieter Hartwig

NICO & THE NAVIGATORS weave heartrending melodies from Bach into a kind of 'Bach opera' combined with contemporary dance (7 and 8 February]. Meanwhile, jazz fans can look forward to the acclaimed encounter between the hip trio PHRONESIS and the warm FRANKFURT RADIO BIG BAND (30 January).

© Peter Van Breukelen
© Peter Van Breukelen

Brussels’ own BERNARD VAN ORLEY, a major Renaissance artist, finally gets a prestigious retrospective from 20 February. Expect an exhibition full of tall tales, moving paintings and extravagantly expensive wall tapestries. The exhibition PRINTED IMAGES IN THE AGE OF BREUGHEL (27 February – 26 May) casts a fascinating and at times outright mischievous look at the 16th century.

© Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België
© Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België

Did you know the GIFT CARD is your the red carpet to some exciting film premières and previews? Keira Knightley shines in the role of the unconventional French writer in the new biopic COLETTE (13 January). At the BRIDGES. EAST OF WEST FEST (16-21 January) film festival you can discover the exciting new cinema coming out of Ukraine, Georgia and other former Soviet states on Europe's eastern fringes.

© Sundance Festival
© Sundance Festival

The BOZAR GIFT CARD is also your boarding pass to travel the world in music. The leading fado singer of his generation, CAMANÉ from Portugal, will be in Brussels on 3 February. While the free-spirited musicians of collective KOKOKO! from Kinshasa are just a small part of our AFROPOLITAN FESTIVAL (8-10 February), whose central themes this year are the Congo and women.

© kokoko
© kokoko

In January, we invite children to step inside the fairytale world of THE NUTCRACKER AND I with pianist Alexandra Dariescu and ballerina Désiree Ballentyne (27 January). The FAMILY DAY on 31 March is once again chock-full of activities to transport the whole family back to the times of the painter Pieter Bruegel.

You can also use your BOZAR GIFT CARD to enjoy performances by some of the leading names in classical music. This season brings one of the world's greatest pianists to Brussels: Radu Lupu, also known as the "philosopher of the piano" (1 May).

© Matthias Creutziger
© Matthias Creutziger

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