CAPE - Centre des Arts Pluriels Ettelbruck has unveiled its programme for the 2021-22 season, which will kick off this September.
More than 130 performances are on the agenda for this 22nd season at CAPE. Disciplines range from theatre and dance to contemporary circus and plastic arts, with appearances from local and international rising stars and renowned artists.
The season will open with a large-scale participatory project, supported by Luxembourg foundation Fondation Sommer: "TEMPLE - The Art'n be part project". The objective of this project is to allow young people between the ages of 12 and 20 to express their creativity by putting on a show of their own.
For several months now, Nathalie Moyen, who directs the project, and four artists, Natercia Rebelo, Benoît Callens, Sacha Hanlet and Elric Vanpouille, have been giving young people the opportunity to train in different workshops (music, dance, theatre and costumes) resulting in this dance and music production to be put on at CAPE from 30 September 2021.
In addition, CAPE will host for the first time (thanks to the support of Luxembourg's Ministry of Culture) the Compagnie du Grand Boube as artist(s) in residence until 2024. This Luxembourg theatre company will approach three artistic aspects: the creation of shows, firstly with a musical theatre production by Franz L. Klee and Mani Muller entitled "Ich kann meinem Hirn die Bilder nicht verbieten" (I can't forbid my brain to see images), which will premiere on 24 February 2022; development, with a project for young audiences; theatrical research on the theme of migratory movements.
Alongside institutions such as the Es'CAPE Music Club, the Exploration du Monde documentaries and the CAKU youth programme, CAPE is also organising the 4th edition of its CAPE'lla singing festival (27 to 30 January 2022), as well as a new cycle of conferences with Luxembourgish philosopher Nora Schleich.
Several shows which were cancelled last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been rescheduled:
- the concerts of The Fitzgeralds (15 October 2021), Cyrille Aimée (27 November 2021), Estro Armonico (23 January 2022), 10forBrass (27 March 2022) and Adam Ben Ezra (13 May 2022);
- the theatre performances of Amadeus (2 December 2021) and Was heißt hier Liebe? (What does love mean here?; 3 February 2022)
- dance and circus performances by the National Dance Company Wales (17 December 2021) and InTarsi (8 December 2021)
- the opera La Cenerentola (12 March 2022).
As part of its mission to support artistic creation and the Luxembourg cultural scene, CAPE has commissioned works by the composer Nigji Sanges, for the film-concert presented by the United Instruments of Lucilin ensemble, and works by the composer Ivan Boumans for the Estro Armonico concert.
Customers with a CAPE-CARD will receive a 25% discount on each ticket purchased from 8 to 30 July 2021, then a 20% discount from 6 to 30 September 2021. Thereafter, the customer card will offer the usual 15% discount on performances at CAPE (one ticket per person).
The collaboration with Transports Emile Weber is still in place, with buses available to take spectators to Ettelbruck from Luxembourg City and back for the price of €5 per person. This service is also available to people residing in the Alzette Valley since the bus also stops in Lorentzweiler and Mersch.
At present, CAPE plans to adopt the CovidCheck regime which will allow greater audience numbers. However, for greater peace of mind, CAPE will maintain a distance of one free seat between each group of spectators. Unless additional restrictive health measures are introduced, online sales will be reactivated.
Further details, including the full programme and ticketing information, is available at www.cape.lu.