Sarah & Charles

In the Hands of Puppets

performance

In the Hands of Puppets
In the Hands of Puppets

22.04.2020

In this performance about information fast food, vanity, fiction and the urge for affirmation, the artistic duo Sarah & Charles goes in search of the ultimate form of submission. In an age in which social media and the internet are expanding our view of the world, our minds appear to be narrowing emotionally. The performers invite you to a creative wellness centre where you can put your decision-making on hold.

Jonathan Burrows

Rewriting

dance lecture performance

Rewriting
Rewriting

24.04 – 25.04.2020

Of what does the practice of choreographing consist? In Rewriting, Jonathan Burrows attempts – by turns hesitantly and exuberantly – to map out the unknown territory known as choreography. In contrast to the dominant model, which assumes that a successful production is the result of a fixed, predetermined idea, Burrows proposes a practice of a slow, coincidental accumulation of meanings.

Reads & videos

Politique du sensible, imagination & art d’élite

Thibault Scohier réfléchit sur Wowmen!20

Politique du sensible, imagination & art d’élite
Politique du sensible, imagination & art d’élite

article

La première semaine de mars – qui précède la Journée internationale des femmes – s’est tenue la quatrième édition de WoWmen! à Bruxelles. Ce programme alliant performances, conférences, débats, films et ateliers porte un regard critique sur l’état du genre, de l’art et de la société. Passa Porta et le Kaaitheater ont invité deux jeunes auteurs belges, la néerlandophone Aya Sabi et le francophone Thibault Scohier, à assister à WoWmen! et à réagir à cette expérience en écrivant un nouveau texte. Découvrez ci-dessous la contribution d’Thibault Scohier.

Kaaitheater in times of corona

Kaaitheater in times of corona
Kaaitheater in times of corona

article

We live in surrealistic times. A virus has brought our society to a complete stop: every planned event has been summarily cancelled.

waar gips niet raakt

Aya Sabi reflecteert over WoWmen!20

waar gips niet raakt
waar gips niet raakt

article

In de eerste week van maart – de week voor Internationale Vrouwendag – streek de vierde editie van WoWmen! neer in Brussel. Dit programma van performances, lezingen, debatten, films en workshops kijkt met een kritische bril naar de staat van gender, kunst en samenleving. Passa Porta en Kaaitheater vroegen twee jonge Belgische auteurs, de Nederlandstalige Aya Sabi en de Franstalige Thibault Scohier, om WoWmen! bij te wonen en over die ervaring te reflecteren in een nieuwe tekst. Hieronder lees je de bijdrage van Aya Sabi.

VIDEO: Sara Ahmed - Closing the Door

Complaint as Diversity Work

VIDEO: Sara Ahmed - Closing the Door
VIDEO: Sara Ahmed - Closing the Door

Video

This talk draws on interviews conducted with staff and students who have made complaints within universities that relate to unfair, unjust or unequal working conditions and to abuses of power such as sexual and racial harassment. It approaches complaint as a form of diversity work: the ordinary and often painstaking labour of trying to transform institutions so they are more accommodating. Sara Ahmed explores the significance of how complaints happen “behind closed doors,” and shows how doors are often closed even when they appear to be opened.  

VIDEO: Minna Salami - A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone

PRESENTED BY KAAITHEATER, THE FINNISH CULTURAL INSTITUTE, DEBUREN & VUB/RHEA

VIDEO: Minna Salami - A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone
VIDEO: Minna Salami - A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone

article

To close WoWmen! and on International Women’s Day, the Finnish-Nigerian author Minna Salami will deliver a lecture about her work, followed by a conversation. She is the founder of MsAfropolitan, an internationally celebrated blog in which she combines feminism with critical reflections on contemporary culture from an African perspective. The evening’s reference point is Salami’s first book Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone, which will be published a week after the festival.

VIDEO: Beyond Gender Quota

with Karen Celis and Sarah Childs

VIDEO: Beyond Gender Quota
VIDEO: Beyond Gender Quota

article

Gender quota have been introduced in politics in many European countries. But are quota sufficient to create gender equality? The political agenda, communication and staff are not aligned with a broad swathe of women and their ideological and intersectional diversity. This leads to a lack of trust and legitimacy, and unstable relationships between groups of women and their political institutions and politicians. In times of crisis, the informal social relationships of white men continue to have the upper hand.