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Former principal dancer at Ballet Flanders.
After an exceptional career of 25 years at the top, as the Principal Dancer of the Royal Ballet Flanders, Wim Vanlessen decided to say goodbye in 2019.
The inevitable question that arises now is “What’s next?”
In his backstage talk, Wim will not only talk about his ambitions and the friction between discipline and artistic freedom, but also about his life as a dancer, his journey to the top and the darkness after the show came to an ending.
Illustrator of comic character Chrostin.
Christina De Witte is a 23-year-old cartoonist and writer. Her alter ego 'Chrostin' tackles the typical issues of any millennial, but also confronts us with more serious topics such as personal growth or racism.
Her debut 'The ultime survival guide to being a girl' has been translated into nine languages and is being sold worldwide.
In her backstage talk, Christina will question where to draw the line between creating for the sake of creating and creating to get food on the table. With her business prospering without any website, she will also question general marketing strategies.
Award-winning director & screenwriter.
Cecilia Verheyden has been working as a Flemish director in television, movies & commercials since 2007.
She directed several award winning productions, such as Behind The Clouds, What If?, Please Love Me and recently the 2nd season of Undercover. She is also well respected for commercial work for clients such as Carlsberg, Coke Zero, Heineken and Watchdogs.
In 2018, Cecilia was the showrunner and director of the immensely popular, online teenage series wtFOCK. Through a new style of narrative and audience interaction, wtFOCK became an actual part of the daily lives of the viewers.
How did this new style of filmmaking influence her work as a director?
Drummer, composer & improviser at STUFF.
Active in countless projects and genres as a drummer, composer or improviser: Lander Gyselinck is a jack of all trades whose creativity doesn’t seem to have any boundaries.
At his early age Lander has already won several awards, such as the Toots Thielemans Jazz Award, De Vlaamse Cultuurprijs and ‘MIA Best Musician’ for 3(!) years in a row.
But how does he balance all those genres and projects, both on a creative level and timewise?
Press agent & owner DP Communications.
With more than a decade of business experience, Debby Wilmsen has become an authority on communicating towards press & media.
From the biggest music festivals, over theatrical stage performers and entertainers, to music bands and tv-shows: Debby has always found creative ways to bring her clients closer to their clients.
In her backstage talk, Debby will share her vast experience on communicating with the media and how to steer your messages in the right direction.
Creative Ville 2019 proudly presents 2 stages: the main stage and the backstage.
On the main stage you can discover a fine mix of industry leaders and fresh voices, local and international.
Proudly presenting designers Rolf Hay, Mike Monteiro & Aral Balkan, brand strategist Sara Riis-Carstensen, tech artist Dries Depoorter, Caviar co-founder Bert Hamelinck, gallery owner Sofie Van de Velde and author Dimitri Verhulst.
If you’re interested in inspiration from industry leaders as well as fresh voices from the creative industries, then: yes, you should attend!
If you dare to connect with creative professionals outside your familiar network: yes!
If you’re curious about something 100% tailored towards the creative sector, a more than memorable experience at an exclusive venue: triple yes!
We promise to avoid product demo’s, sales presentations or death-by-powerpoint-talks. And assure you: Creative Ville will leave you completely recharged.
After previous editions in Ghent and Brussels we at Flanders DC are stepping up our game. This year we are adding international speakers to an already impressive line-up of local heroes in the creative industry.
Creative Ville 2019 is not your average inspirational conference. You may know this from events such as SuperNova or the Creativity World Forum: at Flanders DC we take pride in making our events memorable experiences.
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This year’s edition of Creative Ville will be held back-to-back at the same location as Fashion Talks, the biggest conference for and about the fashion industry in the Benelux.
Fashion Talks will take place on November 21st, Creative Ville on November 22nd. Both in the new Handelsbeurs in Antwerp.
If you’re in for two days of unmatched inspiration and networking, then we have news for you:
Combi-tickets for both events are also available!