It’s rowdy, cheerful and explosively danced — which, as the dancers drive themselves onwards, acquires its own political edge.– THE INDEPENDENT
In Badke, reversing dabke, it’s all about survival and the infectious joy of dancing.– THEATERKRANT
Badke is a co-production between the prolific and groundbreaking KVS (the Brussels City Theatre), les ballets C de la B and the A.M. Qattan Foundation, which administers the Palestinian Performing Arts Network. Koen Augustijnen triumphantly returns to World Stage after his praised involvement with Gudirr Gudirr (2015) and les ballets C de la B’s Out of Context — for Pina (2010).
The title Badke is a play on the Arabic social folk dance “dabke.” The performance assembles a group of Palestinian dancers — diasporic artists, many of whom have trained outside of Palestine — to practice the traditional dance and infuse it with new proposals, vocabularies and ideas.
With this simple yet elegant structure, Badke expresses the universal desire to belong, and uses the language of dance in an urgent negotiation between the traditional and contemporary, the local and global. This work is a highly energetic, politically charged and stylistically diverse experience in which the artists incorporate movement from circus, capoeira and hip hop.
EUFF is pleased to introduce its program for 2015!
With 28 films from 28 European countries – including 2 North American premieres, 9 Canadian premieres and 13 Toronto premieres – EUFF 2015 will for sure keep its promises of amazement and entertainment.
Discover the full lineup and start planning your Festival visit by clicking here.
Remember, general admission to screenings is FREE, but if you ABSOLUTELY MADLY want to see a film, we have you covered. You can book your ticket in advance for $10. So cheap, right?
1888, Swedish playwright August Strindberg created an unprecedented scandal with the first production of his play, Miss Julie, a hallmark of naturalistic theatre. With scrutinizing detail, Strindberg tells the tale of two servants and their mistress as they grapple with the complexities of desire, ambition and inevitable loss. This is the story that has been adapted into one of the great chamber operas of the 21st century. Artistic & General Director Matthew Jocelyn directs this North American premiere of a work by Belgian composer Philippe Boesmans, recognized internationally as one of the greatest opera composers of our times.
As part of Canadian Stage’s 15.16 season we will be welcoming some of Belgium’s greatest contemporary theatre artists to present innovate, large-scale theatrical work on our stages. Click here: Canadian Stage – Belgian Season 15.16 for the flyer
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On July 21st, several directors of the BCBC celebrated Belgium’s National Day in Ottawa with H.E. Raoul Delcorde, Ambassador of Belgium to Canada. We were also joined by fellow Belgian, H.E. Marie-Anne Coninsx, Ambassador of the Delegation of the European Union to Canada.
Don Johnston, Jonas De Meyer, Taïs Bangala, Oliver Heijmans, Christian Frayssignes, H.E. Raoul Delcorde, H.E. Marie-Anne Coninsx, Frank Murari, André van der Heyden, Julien Lecomte
“Belgium at a glance” is a digital brochure providing a light overview of what our country is all about. The brochure is richly illustrated with photos, making it highly accessible to anyone who wants to find out more about Belgium.