Discover our Culture clubs
Discover the world of culture at University of Antwerp! Our Culture Societies are the beating heart of creativity, expression and artistic development on campus.
Would you like to show off your talents on a musical instrument? Then you will probably find a connection with the Antwerpse Studentenharmonie, Symphonic City Sounds or KLAANK.
Are you passionate about theatre and acting? Then there is definitely a place for you at De Bromvlieg or at De Mimosaurus.
Do you like to sing in the shower and far beyond? Then no doubt they would love to see you join the Universitair Koor.
Lots of choice, indeed! That is why we would like to introduce them to you one by one:
UKA: the University Choir
The University Choir Antwerpen (UKA) meets weekly to rehearse and work towards one of two performances during the academic year: a Christmas concert in December and a spring concert in May. They are also regularly requested for special events such as proclamations, Christmas markets and the opening celebration at the beginning of the new academic year.
Dirk De Nef, a teacher at LUCA School of Arts, tries to teach the choir new work in an amusing way and adds a dose of vocal training.
The choir rehearses every Tuesday from 18:30 to 21:30 (with intermission) in Princess16.
De Bromvlieg: the theater company
De Bromvlieg is the theater company of the University of Antwerp, founded and led by students.
The company wants to be a low-threshold and open place, where every student can get the chance to play theater. Therefore, they create enough space for new participants through auditions every academic year.
Each year (in June), the core group of De Bromvlieg selects a director and his proposed project. The director then searches for suitable actors through auditions (in October) and further directs the project, supported by the core group.
The Bromvlieg rehearses every Wednesday between 18:30 and 21:00 in Princess16
De Mimosaurus: the improv company
A toothbrush, Iron Man and a pack of condoms.
You might be wondering what these three things have in common. Well, nothing.
In improvisational theatre, however, this could just be the beginning of an intriguing scene.
The best is yet to come: because YOU can be part of such amazing scenes!
The Mimosaurus is first and foremost a student association for improvisational theatre, but it is also a close group of friends. Every week, they play the funniest, most moving and fierce stories, built from scratch.
During the training, all kinds of games related to improvisational theatre are used to polish up the improvisational skills, but above all it is a lot of fun and laughter.
The training sessions are given free and for nothing by real improvisation experts and every now and then a well-known Fleming is invited.
This is how De Mimosaurus prepares itself for the highlight of the year: the performances. Although participating in these is certainly not a must (so don't let this put you off)!
De Mimosaurus is much more than just improv theatre, it is a close-knit group of friends who, after training, like to go to the pub together, step out into the world or have a summer picnic in the park. They also organise a team-building activity and a mimeo weekend every year!
So do you love theatre? Do you want to make new friends? Or do you just want to come and train with them once to see if improvisational theatre is your thing? Be welcome at The Mimosaur, every Wednesday night between 20:00 and 22:00 in Princess16. See you soon!
An initiative of Swaajp and Lingua.
ASH: the Antwerp Student Harmony
The Antwerp Student Harmony is a harmonic orchestra for and by students and recent graduates of Antwerp colleges and universities. Every sound, colour and shape is welcome.
They meet every Monday evening between 19:30 and 22:00 in Prinses16 to rehearse vigorously and work towards a grand concert. Each rehearsal invariably ends at the café with a friendly chat.
Are you interested? Would you also like to be part of a vibrant orchestra? Shine at concerts and events such as Jazz in the MAS, Calamartes, Night Crackers, Studay? Can't wait to take out your instrument? They are always looking for new musical talent. The conductor has something for everyone. Don't hesitate and play along!
SCS: Symphonic City Sounds
Symphonic City Sounds is a symphonic orchestra that enriches cultural student life in Antwerp and wants to create an opportunity for string, wind and percussion players to pursue their hobby and passion in a student-like environment. So the week is ushered in musically and (with a drink afterwards) cheerfully!
The orchestra rehearses on Sunday evenings between 19:00 and 21:00 in Princess16 throughout the academic year.
No professional level of musicians is expected, but some mastery of the instrument is required. About third grade in Part-time Art Education is a good guideline. Not sure of your level? You are always welcome to come and give it a try!
Besides having fun at rehearsals (and at the pub afterwards), we also organise other activities together. Taking in a concert together at the Queen Elisabeth Hall or the Opera, playing board games together... the possibilities are endless and suggestions are certainly welcome!
KLAANK: The student brass band
KLAANK is a brass band for and by students and recent graduates of Antwerp colleges and universities. , all welcome!
They meet every Wednesday evening at 19:30 in Lokaal T.138 at Campus Groenenborger.
Are you a woodwind, brass or percussion player and do you feel the itch to play along? Are you looking for ambiance and would you like to accompany a cantus musically or provide atmosphere at a Christmas market? Then be sure to come along! This new group is looking for extra musicians!
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