KVS, les ballets C de la B & A.M. Qattan Foundation

Koen Augustijnen worked for years as a choreographer at Les Ballets C de la B when it was still a collective. He began as a performer in Alain Patel’s work and has been creating his own work for the past 15 years. His recent work includes the solo Gudirr Gudirr with Aboriginal dancer Dalisa Pigram and Sehnsucht, Limited Edition, with the dancers of the Oldenburg Dance Ensemble and Staatstheater Mainz.

Rosalba Torres Guerrero is a dancer who worked for nearly 9 years at Rosas, Anne Teresa De Keersmaker’s company and for 7 years with Alain Platel at Les Ballets C de la B. In 2012, she created her own dance video work called Pénombre. She recently collaborated with Krzysztof Warlikowski on the opera production Lulu and was directed in German by Karin Beier of Schauspielhaus Hamburg, both of which are new collaborations that will continue in the future.

Hildegard de Vuyst has been a member of the Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg (KVS) artistic staff for 12 years and has been Alain Platel’s dramaturge since 1995. She is the inspirer and coordinator of PASS, the KVS Palestine project.

This trio is together responsible for the production. The groundwork for this collaboration had already been laid. As a dramaturge, Hildegard De Vuyst worked on the first independent works of both Koen Augustijnen (To Crush Time) and Rosalba Torres Guerrero (Pénombre). As a trio, they previously worked together in Palestine in the summer of 2009 when they made In the Park with ten young Palestinians, the result of a 4-week creative process, which was also presented at the Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival in May 2010.

Badke is an artistic collaboration between Les Ballets C de la B (Ghent), KVS (Brussels) and the A.M. Qattan Foundation (Ramallah). KVS is initiator and executive producer and it is co-produced by Theater Spektakel Zürich and Les Théâtres de Ville de Luxemburg.

Les Ballets C de la B is an artistic platform based in Ghent (Belgium) with Alain Platel as its central figure, choreographer and director.

KVS is the Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg (Royal Flemish Theatre) in Brussels (Belgium), known for building bridges between different communities in the divided Belgian capital and internationally recognized for its artistic exchanges with the Congo and Palestine.

The A.M. Qattan Foundation, with branches in Ramallah and Gaza, is a private foundation that invests in culture and education in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.