Palestine

Since 2007, the dramaturge Hildegard De Vuyst has coordinated PASS, the project in which the A.M. Qattan Foundation (Ramallah) and the KVS are engaged, with regular assistance from les ballets C de la B. Initially it consisted chiefly of multidisciplinary workshops and exchanges in the Occupied Territories and in Brussels, and later of joint productions, including Keffiyeh/made in China and Badke. The latter, with 10 Palestinian dancers, got off to a very enthusiastic start in Europe in 2013, and for Palestine, the performances in Nazareth, Jerusalem and Ramallah in April 2014 were a milestone. The intention is that PASS continues to develop this dialogue with young Palestinian performing artists in future.

Focus

If a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict exists, it will be Belgian

Officially it’s still the two-state solution: two separate states on the territory historically called Palestine, for two separate peoples. The state of Israel has existed for more than sixty years, but now the Palestinians have to have their state too. They are often represented as mirror images of each other, but this disguises the true power relationships.

Read the article by Hildegard De Vuyst.
(in: KVS_Express Feb-March 2012)

 

Palestine in 11 snapshots

PASS is the name given to the Palestine project run by the KVS, les ballets C de la B and the A.M. Qattan Foundation. The abbreviation stands for the Performing Arts Summer School. But ‘pass’ also means an opening move, a passageway, a transition, entrance or approach. And all this is precisely what PASS has in mind for young performing artists in Palestine: giving them a good pass.