The Evens Arts Prize 2013
Belgian choreographer, dancer, film director and actor, and his dance company Ultima Vez are the laureates of the Evens Arts Prize 2013. Wim Vandekeybus receives the Prize for his important contribution to European contemporary dance, for his multidisciplinary work and for his social and cultural commitment at both local and international level.
The international jury of the Evens Arts Prize has chosen a laureate out of a shortlist of eleven candidates from nine European countries, representing various practices in visual and performing arts.
The award ceremony took place at the opening event of December Dance 2013 in Concertgebouw Brugge on 4 December 2013, followed by the representation of Vandekeybus’ iconic show What the Body Does Not Remember.
The jury for the Evens Arts Prize 2013
Michal Chacinski, artistic director of the Gdynia Film Festival
Nick Elam, former British Ambassador, administrator of the Caine Prize for African Writing, London
Filippo Fabbrica, director of Love Difference, artistic movement for an InterMediterranean Politic (representing Mr Pistoletto, artist and founder of Città Dell’arte)
Walter Geerts, professor at the University of Antwerp in French and Italian literature and film, former director of the Academia Belgica in Rome
Jan Raes, managing director of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam
Luc Reychler, professor of International Relations; Peace Research, Negotiation and Strategic Studies; Faculty of Social Sciences Leuven; Institute for International and European Policy
Gottfried Wagner, special envoy for international cultural-political projects, Austrian Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture; former director of the European Cultural Foundation
The jury was chaired by Ernest Van Buynder, board member of the Evens Foundation and former chairman of the Museum for Contemporary Art in Antwerp (M HKA).