Ten Palestinian dancers, with backgrounds ranging from hip hop to ballet, embark on a dance that explodes with movement, smiles and joy. They don't intend to stop... The dance in the Badke goes from party atmosphere to claustrophobic exhaustion - and back again. The title of the show is a deliberate twist on the name of the popular Arabic folk dance. dab danced at celebrations in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Syria and Palestine. Prepare yourself for a fast-paced dance and an infectious desire to move your body.
The ensemble in Badke shows us an exciting mix of joy, and a desire to be part of a complex world. However, alongside the joy is the other side of the reality of violence and occupation. In the end, however, the idea prevails: we will dance until we collapse. Les Ballets C de la B offers a full range of playful acrobatics, hip hop, capoeira and male belly dancing.
The work is created by the dancers together with the choreographers of the Belgian company les ballets C de la B; Koen Augustijnen, Rosalba Torres Guerrero, (who also dances in the company Rosas) and the dramaturge Hildegard De Vuyst.
Badke goes on tour with Dansnät Sweden and after Stockholm also plays in Malmö 8/11, Gothenburg 10/11, Kungsbacka 11/11, Jönköping 13/11, Västerås 15/11, Karlskrona 17/11 and Umeå 19/11.