An artists’ house in the heart of Brussels’ Saint-Josse-ten-Noode which Compagnie Thor manages, shares and uses as a space for rehearsals and performances. Equipped with the necessary facilities for workshops, work sessions, or performances, the space is available upon request.
A versatile tool
This studio on the ground floor of the Maison des artistes in Saint-Josse, which was made available by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, covers a surface area of more than 300m². Since 2006, Thierry Smits has been preparing and rehearsing all his creations here, while dancers and all those involved enjoy the comfort necessary for lengthy rehearsal sessions: changing rooms, showers and relaxation areas. Fully equipped with a professional sound and light system, it can be transformed into a performance space through the use of tiers on which 110 seats for the public can be installed.
Depending on the occasion, the multi-facetted spacious entrance hall can be used as a meeting room, a refectory or even as a cosy bar. The wide-ranging themes for Thor’s productions afford the opportunity to regularly change the decor, by appealing to visual artists for new propositions. Thus, since October 2020, visitors have been able to admire the “Climax” fresco, inspired by Toumaï and created by the Belgian painter Charlotte Beaudry.
Métro ligne 2 et 6 MADOU
Bus Arrêt Saint Josse ligne 29, 63, 59, 318, 351, 358
Villo ! 59 Place Saint Josse, 1210 Saint Josse ten Noode
Cambio Madou, Av Astronomie 21-23, 1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode
Cambio Gutenberg, Square Gutenberge 5, 1000 Bruxelles
Parking BePark Madou, Rue du Vallon 16, 1210 Saint Josse ten Noode
Alternating with company’s production and performance schedules, the studio can be shared as a residency space for professionals working in the performing arts.
From summer 2022 on, we will be offering residency opportunities in various formats in order to support compelling artistic submissions. The residencies will target theatre and dance companies, as well as professional artists based in Europe.
With its surface area of some 340m², this rehearsal space will be made available to all successful candidates for the residency program; equipped with a complete sound and lighting system, it can also be converted into a functioning performance stage. This genuine living space also includes a cloakroom, showers, and a refectory with kitchen facilities.
This fully equipped space with a professional sound and lighting system can be transformed into a performance space by installing bleachers that can seat up to 104 spectators.
The multi-purpose vast entrance hall can also be used as a meeting room, a refectory, even as a cozy bar depending on the occasion and the event.
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Open call 2022
In October 2021, Thierry Smits launched an open call to theatre and dance companies, as well as professional artists based in Europe, to propose the studio as a residency space for professionals working in the performing arts.
Discover the 10 winners who will start their creative work for a maximum of two weeks per residency.
1 > 12/06/2022
La 360 – Sarah Deppe & Maureen Bator
13 > 26/06/2022
Monia Montali & François Bodeux
27/06 > 10/07/2022
12 > 24/09/2022
Cie No Way Back – Milan Emmanuel
10 > 21/10/2022
24/10 > 6/11/2022
Cie Motion House – Stanislav Dobak
7 > 20/11/2022
Cie Tant’amati – Erika Zueneli
5 > 17/12/2022
C’est comme ça que Don Quichotte décida de sauver le monde
Cie YAPLUKA – Marinette Dozeville
19 > 24/12/2022
Cie Too moved to talk – Fanny Brouyaux & Tom Malmendier
Throughout the resident’s creative process, Studio Thor’s team will shoot both stills and videos in order to communicate across the various social networks, as well as on the thor.be website how the studio is being used; this documentation will also be shared with the residents.
Those participating in the residency program undertake to prepare a public presentation open to the general public and professionals alike, insofar as the progress of the project allows.
23 > 30/05/2022
ABIS / Cie Julien Carlier
1 > 12/08/2022
Chen Wei Lee
26/09 > 7/10/2022
ZOO / Thomas Hauert
22/04 > 8/05/2022
6 > 10/09/2022
(Pas si) Fragile! 2022 – La Cambre & Erg
Le Studio Thor met à disposition son lieu avec l’ensemble de l’infrastructure qu’il contient pour différentes activités, pratiques, représentations artistiques liées ou non à la danse.
Studio Thor offers its space for a broad spectrum of activities, practices, artistic performances which might or might not be related to dance.
For any enquires you may have, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hall of Fame
Alksandar Georgiev, Anastasia Guevel, Anita de Laforêt, Anita Wach, Anna Jalving and Karl, Antoine Pickels, Arkadi Zaides, Ayelen Parolin, Cassiel Gaube, Collectif HOEK, Douglas Becker, Emeric Rabot, Erika Zueneli, Eve Bonneau, Fatou Traore, Felicette Chazerand, Guillaume Le boisselier, Ilyas Mettioui, Isabelle Bats, Ivan Fatjo, Jose Brespovany, Julie Bougard, Leslie Mannès, Malika Fankha, Mathias Varenne, Michèle Noiret, Nicolas Galeazzi,Olga de Soto, Pâle Mâle, Pieter Ampe, Pietro Marullo, Playfight, Salvatore Calcagno, Salzbourg Experimental Academy of Dance, Sélène, Taneli Törmä, Tomas Danielis, Vincenco Carta, Xana Novais, Zoé Janssens