The political power of performing arts
Social impact

Thu. May 2, 12:00PM

The political power of performing arts

Join kunstenfestivaldesarts' director Daniel Blanga Gubbay over lunch to explore the power of creativity in shaping the future.

In a world craving for change, performing arts emerges as a formidable force, capable of challenging perspectives and sparking societal transformation. This exclusive lunch conference with Daniel Blanga Gubbay, co-director of the Kunstenfestivaldesarts, delves into how performing arts—through theater, dance, and visual performances—act as catalysts for social change. At our metaphorical kitchen table, we will discuss the role of performances in activism, education, and cultural dialogue, inspiring action towards a more equitable society. 

Join us at TheMerode for a conversation that reimagines the potential of art to mobilize, question, and unite.


Daniel Blanga Gubbay

Daniel Blanga Gubbay is a performing art curator and researcher. Since 2018 he serves as artistic co-director of the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels. He has worked as educator and independent curator in performances and public programs, among which: The Telepathic School (Ural Biennale, Yekaterinburg 2021), Yogurt and Other Spaces of Labour (Ashkal Alwan, Beirut 2021, together with Zeynep Öz), Four Rooms (online, 2020), Sonic Dawn (Homo Novus, Riga 2019), Can Nature Revolt? (Manifesta, Palermo 2018), The School of Exceptions (Santarcangelo, 2016). He graduated with Giorgio Agamben at Università Iuav di Venezia and holds a PhD in Cultural Studies from Palermo and Valencia. He was head of the department of Arts and Choreography at the Brussels Royal Academy of Fine Arts between 2015-2019, where he still teaches.
Thu. May 2, 12:00PM
Thu. May 2, 2:00PM
A Seat at the Table
Guest allowed?
Yes, 1 per member
60.00€ incl. VAT


Place Poelaert, 6
1000 Brussels
Parking Poelaert, Place Poelaert 1000 Brussels

Detailed program

Thu. May 2, 12:00PM
Conference & lunch
Thu. May 2, 12:30PM
Thu. May 2, 2:00PM