Dance in Brussels on Wikipedia
Brussels is home to many famous and less famous dancers, choreographers, dance companies and schools. While our capital is internationally renowned as a ‘Mecca of contemporary dance’, it is striking that there is little or incomplete information available about this rich dance scene on Wikipedia, the most consulted encyclopedia in the world. Dag van de Dans is the perfect opportunity to change this together! PACKED vzw and Het Firmament are organising two Wikipedia writing sessions with Wikimedia Belgium and the support of the Flemish Community Commission centered around the theme of dance in Brussels. Everyone with an interest in dance is welcome to collaborate on writing new or expanding existing Wikipedia-articles. You don’t have any previous experience in editing Wikipedia? Not to worry, a group of seasoned Wikipedians are there to help you out. We expect nothing more than basic ICT literacy! In exchange for your enthusiasm, we will offer lunch, snacks and a dance-related surprise.
Bring your own laptop and charger. If you cannot bring your own laptop, please contact sam [at] packed.be so we can work out a solution for you.
When? Saturday April 22nd, 10:00 - 17:30
Where? Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg (KVS), Arduinkaai 7, 1000 Brussel
Incl. behind-the-scenes tour of KVS by artistic director Michael De Cock
In the evening you can attend the performance of Nachtelijk Symposium by Mesut Arslan / KVS & Platform 0090 at 20:30
When? Saturday April 29th (Dag van de dans), 10:00 - 17:00
Where? Muntpunt, Munt 6, 1000 Brussel
Culture Meet-Up #24: Focus on the dance company Mossoux-Bonté (EN): 10:30 - 12:00, Muntpunt (Literair Salon)
Film Asfalt - Battles, documentary about two breakdancers from Brussels: 15:00 - 17:30, Muntpunt (Auditorium De Wolk)
These writing sessions are organised by PACKED vzw and Het Firmament, in cooperation with Wikimedia Belgium and Dag van de Dans, with the support of the Flemish Community Commission, Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg (KVS) and Muntpunt.
They are part of the 'Brussels writing week'.