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Vivien Calmez

Vivien Calmez - foto Serge Ligtenberg 2004
Vivien Calmez - foto Serge Ligtenberg 2004

(1955) is since March 2003 director of SAASA (Stichting Antilliaans en Arubaans Servicecentrum Amsterdam) (Foundation of Antillean and Aruban Service centre Amsterdam). She studied law, psychology and at the school of higher vocational education to be a social worker. She worked amongst others things for the department of Economic Affairs on Curaçao. She has an other side to her character. She has been carnaval queen twice; in 1981 on Curaçao and in 1984 in Rotterdam, during the Antillean summer carnaval. For many years she danced with the group Casca di Pinda , a well known dance group from Curaçao. She has participated in several fashion shows and was the first black Miss Limburg, who then participated in the Miss Holland beauty contest.

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  • Winternachten 2004

    The kingdom a realm of dreams?

    With: Barche Baromeo, Carel de Haseth, Lasana M. Sekou, Maurice Adriaens, Ruben Severina, Vivien Calmez

    Seldom was the relationship between The Netherlands and the Antilles so turbulent as now. Just in the year the Dutch Kingdom Charter celebrates its fiftieth anniversary. In this charter, the relationship between Holland and its colonies was formalized. The Antillian writers Barche Baromeo (Curaçao) and Lasana M. Sekou (Sint Maarten) have clear opinions on what this relationship should be in the future. They discuss the future of the kingdom with the authorized Antillian minister Maurice Adriaens and his predecessor Carel de Haseth and Vivien Calmez, together with the audience. The debate is led by Ruben Severina. English/Dutch spoken.