love at first sight #6

festival van (nieuwe) makers 16 — 25 2021 antwerp

Love at first Sight – the festival that focuses on work by new makers – pulled out all the stops in 2021. From 16 to 25 September, the sixth edition of the festival once again provided a platform for the latest generation of theatre makers and other creatives. As everyone had been obligated to put their work on hold for a year, LafS#6 was the ultimate platform for an exciting display of fireworks. The world may have seemed to come to a halt, but there was a lot going on behind the scenes – a whole lot!

Rather than being a ‘best of’, Love at first Sight is a series of projects that make your heart beat faster. Together, these productions give a picture of the current climate in which makers are exploring new ideas. This year, there was an explosion of imagination in Antwerp spread over eight days in September. On each of these days, you could see a different combination of projects at various places in the city. An artistic road trip through Antwerp with marvellous work – extremely diverse, critical, cautiously optimistic and even nonchalantly exuberant on occasion. We enjoyed it tremendously, and we hope you did too!

No less than thirteen partners formed a temporary alliance to make the festival possible in 2021: De Studio, Kultuurfaktorij Monty, d e t h e a t e r m a k e r, Troubleyn, Zuidpool, hetpaleis, kavka, wpZimmer, DE SINGEL, Toneelhuis, Rataplan and – new to the game – TRIX and Het TheaterFestival.

Love at first Sight #6
16 -25 september 2021
various hours - various locations