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Laudation for Alain Platel

On 4 November 2022, Alain Platel, choreographer and pedagogue, was awarded the maestro honoris causa. This prize is awarded annually by bolster vzw, an organisation that supports students at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp.

Platel thus follows in the footsteps of other prominent figures and institutions in the cultural world, such as Marie Daulne (2019) and Raymond van het Groenewoud (2018). 

To reinforce the nomination, privileged witnesses are always asked to deliver a laudation on the maestro in question. This time, the question was put to Hildegard De Vuyst, dramaturge and colleague of Alain Platel at les ballets C de la B. 

She did so with a heartwarming text that we are very happy to share with you.