Monday, February 25, 2013

Danseurs Citoyens

This video touches my heart. Mainly because I'm a pacifist that likes art. Both are beautifully balanced in the message that these persons want to spread.

The Jasmine Revolution started in Tunis 2010, but the situation has slowly turned back again since then and many fear the Islamic fundamentalist extremists that is gaining for political power. The idea for Danseurs Citoyens came to be after Islamists stopped the dance project "Art Solution" from preforming at Avenue Habib Bourguiba in Tunis.

"We were told that the streets no longer belong to us. And I realized that we have to fight to give us artists a public place." Says Ben Yahmed. "Our dance is a way to show opposition to the social and religious dogmatism. We remind Tunisians that only they themselves can decide over their own bodies. We dance instead of using weapons."

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