Testament

Kissinger refers no longer solely to the American diplomat who wrote international history as US-minister of Foreign Affairs and Nobel Peace Prize winner of the seventies. The statesman has anno 2011 a namesake who steps in its cross-border foot tracks. The ‘perpetrator’ is Belgian event- and party-organizer Gregorio ‘ Gory’ Willems who created a cross-cultural underground-project under the same denominator. The Kissingerparties are anchored as well in the world of music, as in those of fashion, arts and film. Breeding ground was the renovated military hospital in Berchem (Antwerp). Gory mixed there a delicious cocktail in which he respectively put a considerable shot of Lynch, Kubrick and Louis Malle.

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The results was a series of ‘never seen before’ party/art/avant-garde happenings which quickly became the ‘talk of the town’ in the city at the river Scheldt. These ‘private’ parties flared up the ‘hip-town’ of Antwerp’ as a barrel of violent kerosene. Internationally renowned artists such as Jan Fabre and Luc Tuymans or ‘ rockstars’ ao Daan Stuyven, Tim Vanhamel, Dag Taeldeman felt immediately happy and comfortable in the Kissinger house. The gorgeous Belgian actress Marie Vinck calls Kissinger even ‘ ‘thè’ place to dance the soles from under her shoes ‘.

When Gory has to leave the military hospital because of refurbishing, he moves the Kissinger-event to other (original) Antwerp locations. Both the Colmar with it’s futuristic building and the Antwerp Bowling Centre are witnesses to some extravagant and sparkling parties. On August 27 2011, the museum of contemporary art M HKA invites the colorful bunch of ‘ party-crashers’ the Kissinger-crowd have meanwhile become.

Pretty soon, it’s clear that Kissinger not only stands for an eclectic and multipurpose creative concept, but also holds all qualities of a super-strong brand. For this reason, Gory Willems decides, just like other famous Belgium compatriots, to cross the borders of his native country. That he lacks no ambition, is proven by his first target: New York! In the ‘slipstream’ of Jan Fabre, who presents the world premiere of his new theater piece “Prometheus – Landscape II” in The Big Apple, the first intercontinental Kissinger-party takes place at Club Stay in the East Village. The party and it’s feedback are overwhelming… amongst the guests we find some belgian topmodels, new yorkian artists or thé people out of the fashion scene and a day later there’s already an after-party in the National Underground, where Moby spins the turntables on a regular basis.

During the second part of 2011 Gory will return to New York to write another chapter of this Belgo-American success story. But also the rest of the world aches for the ‘Kissinger-drug’. The next target became Berlin, the ‘avant-garde navel of Europe’, where Gory landed his unique concept on May 26th, This time he invited the successful Belgian artist Daan, who performed for the first time in Germany. A ‘live-prequel’ for his new album which was released in June. His ‘dandyesk’ stage act and world famous hits like Housewife and Swedish Designer Drugs will guarantee a hot glowing concert night. And a perfect overture for a lush Kissinger dish, filled with a number of Belgian electro acts and some (in)famous Kissinger residents. The Berlin artscene have been licking it’s lips while dreaming about a sultry spring event in the shadow of the Brandenburger Tor.

The Kissinger concept is simple as it is brilliant. We cater for the people who themselves are entertainers, designers, artists or musicians but also every other soul who is a divers musiclover or artadmirer or just a plane partyfreak. We offer them a lush and stylish environment in which they can be themselves and interact with people who are on the same wavelength. This combined with original and off-the-charts music, brought by dj’s who want to impress by not impressing makes for a winner concept as proven by the track-record the Kissinger parties have up to date.Kissinger refers no longer solely to the American diplomat who wrote international history as US-minister of Foreign Affairs and Nobel Peace Prize winner of the seventies. The statesman has anno 2011 a namesake who steps in its cross-border foot tracks. The ‘perpetrator’ is Belgian event- and party-organizer Gregorio ‘ Gory’ Willems who created a cross-cultural underground-project under the same denominator. The Kissingerparties are anchored as well in the world of music, as in those of fashion, arts and film. Breeding ground was the renovated military hospital in Berchem (Antwerp). Gory mixed there a delicious cocktail in which he respectively put a considerable shot of Lynch, Kubrick and Louis Malle.

The results was a series of ‘never seen before’ party/art/avant-garde happenings which quickly became the ‘talk of the town’ in the city at the river Scheldt. These ‘private’ parties flared up the ‘hip-town’ of Antwerp’ as a barrel of violent kerosene. Internationally renowned artists such as Jan Fabre and Luc Tuymans or ‘ rockstars’ ao Daan Stuyven, Tim Vanhamel, Dag Taeldeman felt immediately happy and comfortable in the Kissinger house. The gorgeous Belgian actress Marie Vinck calls Kissinger even ‘ ‘thè’ place to dance the soles from under her shoes ‘.

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