Koen Augustijnen, Rosalba Torres Guerrero & Hildegard De Vuyst
KVS, les ballets C de la B & A.M. Qattan Foundation

Badke is part of KVS’ Palestine trajectory. For this performance, Koen Augustijnen, Rosalba Torres (les ballets C de la B) and Hildegard De Vuyst (KVS) work with ten Palestinian performers, young autodidacts from various disciplines including contemporary dance, hip hop, circus, etc.

The term ‘badke’ is a distortion of ‘dabke’, a Palestinian folk dance. The performance starts out from the popular variant: the people’s social, festive dabke. The performers go on to confront this locally rooted dance with elements from worldwide pop (dance) culture. Badke becomes a quest for a dabke that not only conveys the unique Palestinian desire to ‘belong somewhere’, but also the wish to be part of a world beyond that.

To the tones of Naser Al-Fares’ rousing music, the young Palestinians dance their hearts out, but the hard truth grates and pulls beneath the surface.

20 (cat. 1) / € 17 (cat. 2)
17 (cat. 1) / € 13 (cat. 2) / € 9 (-26)