Do you feel connected?
Public showing of a project lead by Valentine Galeyn and Rien Bauwens
The city of Leuven wants to let her non-Dutch speaking newcomers have a taste of culture. That's why youths from the OKAN classes at Sint Albertus College join forces with Passerrelle. After all, dance is the ideal non-verbal and therefore ideal means of communication.
OKAN is a class for non-Dutch speaking newcomers (aged 12 to 18) who don't speak enough Dutch to find their way in the regular schools. Passerrelle is a dance education organisation with tons of expertise with foreign-language youths, bringing together youths and professional dancers all over Flanders.
This project is more than just making a performance. It's working together in the search for stories and images on the theme of connection. Valentine Galeyn and Rien Bauwens accompany the youths in their trajectory. Culture with a small c and a capital C go hand in hand. Respect, timing, focus are as important as performance, dance, song and music. This trajectory will lead to a public showing on the big stage of STUK - House for Dance, Image & Sound.
Creditsby and with students of OKAN Sint-Albertuscollege Haasrode | an initiative by OKAN City of Leuven | artistic lead Passerelle vzw | artistic coaches Rien Bauwens and Valentine Galeyn | in collaboration with OKAN Sint-Albertuscollege Haasrode