MOUSSEM CITIES: Damascus
MOUSSEM CITIES 2019 gives the floor to the pressing voices of artists from Damascus, Syria and the Syrian diaspora to ensure that stories and traditions are not lost amidst the violence. Current affairs inevitably imbue this edition with a weightiness. The festival is thus also offering Syrian artists and curators the opportunity to shape the programme so that their work and commitment is situated in the correct context.
MOUSSEM CITIES has not opted for Damascus out of a sense of nostalgia. It sees Damascus as a concept and a mental window through which to focus attention on the artistic scene of a region and the creators in the diaspora. The city is a place where people make connections with one another, and where artists are first and foremost citizens who contribute to shaping society.
→ Every year, MOUSSEM CITIES showcases a different Arab metropolis. It presents work by artists from the city and region, and offers insight into the local artistic context and fosters dialogue and exchange with Brussels. Kaaitheater is a structural partner of Moussem Nomadic Arts Centre. During MOUSSEM CITIES, we will be presenting the work of young generations of performing artists.
Damascus shines at the Moussem Cities Festival. - Bruzz