Mon 02 March 2020

18:00 > 23:00

Kaaistudio's

Sofie Vandamme & Sarah Desmet

Still Crazy after All These Years?

installation

Still Crazy after All These Years?
Still Crazy after All These Years?

The Greeks were convinced that insanity was feminine. But what do those ‘crazy women’ themselves think? And what do you think? In this performative installation – the beginning of a research project at KASK – you will hear medical, philosophical and literary voices on being a woman and insanity. But most importantly, you will be given the floor.

18:00 > 23:00

Kaaistudio's

buren

To give voice to

video

To give voice to
To give voice to

To give voice to is part of a research on the female voice. 70% of women speak with a higher pitch than their normal range. The pitch is connected to attractiveness, empathy, innocence, femininity and authority. This video reflects upon the idea of a siren (becoming a siren) through the character of a female police officer. 

19:00

Kaaistudio's

Karen Celis & Sarah Childs

Beyond gender quota

talk debate

Beyond gender quota
Beyond gender quota

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.

21:00

Kaaistudio's

Sarah Vanhee

collected screams

lecture performance

collected screams
collected screams

Sarah Vanhee has been conducting research on screaming since 2013. In collected screams, she embodies uttered and unuttered scientific, philosophical, mythological, artistic and political screams. She focuses both on socially accepted and collective screaming, as well as on darker, more intimate variants. She attempts to re-claim screaming as an instrument, as a weapon, as something curative, as relaxation, but also as a means to express pain, excitement, fear, anger, joy or anything inexpressible.

Tue 03 March 2020

18:00 > 21:00

Kaaitheater

Jimmy Robert

Cruising

video

Cruising
Cruising

Jimmy Robert brought five performers together in Bucharest. Together, they perform various choreographic sketches along the road from the People’s House to the Cathedral of National Salvation. It is a queer act of resistance that undermines the power of politics and religion.

19:00

Kaaitheater

Rosi Braidotti

on Posthumanism

talk debate

on Posthumanism
on Posthumanism

Under the title Hyperpresent, five contemporary thinkers will give a talk on a new idea that they introduced themselves. Afterwards, they will engage in a conversation with philosopher Laurent De Sutter – who curated this series. Rosi Braidotti is a philosopher and feminist theorist. Her work explores the transformation of the subjective induced by the technical and political shifts of the present.

21:00

KVS BOX

Daina Ashbee

Laborious Song

dance

Laborious Song
Laborious Song

In her first creation for a male dancer, the young Canadian choreographer Daina Ashbee uses repetition to attain a form of trance and transformation. She traces the forms of vulnerability that transcend gender. Performer Benjamin Kamino submits to the extremely precise, constantly developing pattern. Where is the dividing line between the restlessness and the playfulness of a naked body? Last year, Ashbee won a prestigious Bessie Award!

Wed 04 March 2020

18:00 > 23:00

Kaaistudio's

Sofie Vandamme & Sarah Desmet

Still Crazy after All These Years?

installation

Still Crazy after All These Years?
Still Crazy after All These Years?

The Greeks were convinced that insanity was feminine. But what do those ‘crazy women’ themselves think? And what do you think? In this performative installation – the beginning of a research project at KASK – you will hear medical, philosophical and literary voices on being a woman and insanity. But most importantly, you will be given the floor.

18:00 > 23:00

Kaaistudio's

buren

To give voice to

video

To give voice to
To give voice to

To give voice to is part of a research on the female voice. 70% of women speak with a higher pitch than their normal range. The pitch is connected to attractiveness, empathy, innocence, femininity and authority. This video reflects upon the idea of a siren (becoming a siren) through the character of a female police officer. 

19:00

Kaaistudio's

Syreeta Hector

Black Ballerina

dance

Black Ballerina
Black Ballerina

Black Ballerina is based on Syreeta Hector’s relationship with race and classical ballet. The Canadian dancer explores the identity and the unconscious ways in which we try to blend in. ‘I wanted to examine how the body of minorities is depicted onstage, and how white culture has influenced the relationship I have to my own blackness and indigeneity.’

20:00

Kaaistudio's

Esther Mugambi & Marloeke van der Vlugt

Podcast for introverts. Episode 4: How to be fluid

performance

Podcast for introverts. Episode 4: How to be fluid
Podcast for introverts. Episode 4: How to be fluid

Podcast for Introverts is a one-woman performance, a poetic guide to living in this media-saturated world. Esther Mugambi and Marloeke van der Vlugt invite you into the process of creating their podcast – an ironic self-help manual. Especially for WoWmen!, they aremaking a new episode: How to be fluid. they explore shifting gender identities, watery landscapes and the search for a suitable pronoun for individual and collective stories. 

21:00

Kaaistudio's

Orla Barry

Spin, Spin, Scheherazade

performance

Spin, Spin, Scheherazade
Spin, Spin, Scheherazade

Spin, Spin, Scheherazade is a humorous and passionate monologue rooted in a form of artistic barefoot anthropology. Orla Barry directs Einat Tuchman, who explores the boundaries of art, gender, and the rural everyday. Coincidence, humour and a subtle language game are the ingredients of a performance that blends oral historiography with personal memories.

Thu 05 March 2020

12:00

RoSa > 40 Rue de la Senne

Engagement

The act of zine making

debate

The act of zine making
The act of zine making

Why is self-publication an act of feminism? Engagement has invited two feminist zine-experts to discuss the creative process of self-publication. Get inspired by zine making stories and make your own! During the conversation at RoSa Library, Engagement will present their own zines and their recent publication on Sara Ahmed’s work.

17:00

workspacebrussels

Nathalie Rozanes & Rachel Levitsky

WHAT WE DO WITH WORDS

workshop

WHAT WE DO WITH WORDS
WHAT WE DO WITH WORDS

Nathalie Rozanes is launching a writing workshop with Rachel Levitsky – the founder of the feminist avant-garde collective Belladonna* Collaborative. The influence of language on our ways of thinking cannot by underestimated. How can we speak and write inclusively?

18:00 > 23:00

Kaaistudio's

Sofie Vandamme & Sarah Desmet

Still Crazy after All These Years?

installation

Still Crazy after All These Years?
Still Crazy after All These Years?

The Greeks were convinced that insanity was feminine. But what do those ‘crazy women’ themselves think? And what do you think? In this performative installation – the beginning of a research project at KASK – you will hear medical, philosophical and literary voices on being a woman and insanity. But most importantly, you will be given the floor.

18:00 > 23:00

Kaaistudio's

buren

To give voice to

video

To give voice to
To give voice to

To give voice to is part of a research on the female voice. 70% of women speak with a higher pitch than their normal range. The pitch is connected to attractiveness, empathy, innocence, femininity and authority. This video reflects upon the idea of a siren (becoming a siren) through the character of a female police officer. 

19:00

Kaaistudio's

Syreeta Hector

Black Ballerina

dance

Black Ballerina
Black Ballerina

Black Ballerina is based on Syreeta Hector’s relationship with race and classical ballet. The Canadian dancer explores the identity and the unconscious ways in which we try to blend in. ‘I wanted to examine how the body of minorities is depicted onstage, and how white culture has influenced the relationship I have to my own blackness and indigeneity.’

20:00

workspacebrussels

Nathalie Rozanes & Rachel Levitsky

LET ME MAKE MYSELF CLEAR

reading

LET ME MAKE MYSELF CLEAR
LET ME MAKE MYSELF CLEAR

Nathalie Rozanes reads excerpts from her performance March, and Rachel Levitsky from her upcoming book Dog Walk.

20:00

Kaaistudio's

Esther Mugambi & Marloeke van der Vlugt

Podcast for introverts. Episode 4: How to be fluid

performance

Podcast for introverts. Episode 4: How to be fluid
Podcast for introverts. Episode 4: How to be fluid

Podcast for Introverts is a one-woman performance, a poetic guide to living in this media-saturated world. Esther Mugambi and Marloeke van der Vlugt invite you into the process of creating their podcast – an ironic self-help manual. Especially for WoWmen!, they aremaking a new episode: How to be fluid. they explore shifting gender identities, watery landscapes and the search for a suitable pronoun for individual and collective stories. 

21:00

Kaaistudio's

Orla Barry

Spin, Spin, Scheherazade

performance

Spin, Spin, Scheherazade
Spin, Spin, Scheherazade

Spin, Spin, Scheherazade is a humorous and passionate monologue rooted in a form of artistic barefoot anthropology. Orla Barry directs Einat Tuchman, who explores the boundaries of art, gender, and the rural everyday. Coincidence, humour and a subtle language game are the ingredients of a performance that blends oral historiography with personal memories.

Fri 06 March 2020

18:00 > 23:00

Kaaitheater

Jimmy Robert

Cruising

video

Cruising
Cruising

Jimmy Robert brought five performers together in Bucharest. Together, they perform various choreographic sketches along the road from the People’s House to the Cathedral of National Salvation. It is a queer act of resistance that undermines the power of politics and religion.

19:00 > 21:00

Kaaitheater

Kim Snauwaert & Anyuta Wiazemsky Snauwaert

Female Russian Immigrant I married for Papers and Turned Into My Muse In Order To Build a Great Career, As A Woman

performance

Female Russian Immigrant I married for Papers and Turned Into My Muse In Order To Build a Great Career, As A Woman
Female Russian Immigrant I married for Papers and Turned Into My Muse In Order To Build a Great Career, As A Woman

Anyuta Wiazemsky Snauwaert and Kim Snauwaert sketch an ambiguous image of their position as female artists in a contemporary feminist context. The performer adopts the weak position of an objectified female, and simultaneously transcends that fragility through its cynical staging. Snauwaert made this performative installation as a graduation project at KASK.

19:00

Espacetous > 44 Rue de la Meuse

Einat Tuchman & Doha Jaadi

Other Enter

performance

Other Enter
Other Enter

Einat Tuchman has worked in Molenbeek for the past several years. After long insistence, she was eventually given permission to use a cellar space in a community centre: she named it ‘Espacetous’. Everyone is welcome to talk, to work or just to be. Doha, a local girl, is a regular guest. Together, they made Other Enter, which talks about the difficulties that you encounter when launching neighbourhood projects and how they nevertheless manage to create a place for ordinary people where everyone can be themselves.

19:00

Kaaitheater

Rebecca Simons

Letters from the Past

film

Letters from the Past
Letters from the Past

An encounter between a granddaughter and grandfather brings long-forgotten memories to the surface. Letters from the Past is a film about sexual abuse within the family and aims to open doors to a wider and more nuanced discussion. Rebecca Simons tells a personal, complex story about clashing realities and memories of a family.

21:00

Kaaitheater

Alexandra Bachzetsis

Escape Act

dance performance

Escape Act
Escape Act

Does gender have a voice, does skin have a race? Using drag, vogueing, striptease, YouTube tutorials as well as the triadic ballet by Oskar Schlemmer, seven bodies and many more objects try out new constellations, like surrealist ready-mades. With a great sense of irony, Escape Act presents hyper-stereotyped gender identities, only to deconstruct them completely.

Sat 07 March 2020

14:00 > 21:00

Kaaistudio's

buren

To give voice to

video

To give voice to
To give voice to

To give voice to is part of a research on the female voice. 70% of women speak with a higher pitch than their normal range. The pitch is connected to attractiveness, empathy, innocence, femininity and authority. This video reflects upon the idea of a siren (becoming a siren) through the character of a female police officer. 

15:00

Kaaistudio's

xiri tara noir

Your Silence Will Not Protect You

workshop

Your Silence Will Not Protect You
Your Silence Will Not Protect You

xiri tara noir invites feminist activists and their allies for a workshop on radical self-care. In this workshop, we will – as activists – determine who we want to be, rather than who society wants us to be. Through their research into BDSM and intersectionality, noir developed accessible tools that focus on the body, movement and group.

18:00

Kaaitheater

Azahara Ubera & Engagement Research Lab

CoraL-Lab

sharing

CoraL-Lab
CoraL-Lab

Coral-Lab is a Brussels research platform at the intersection of feminism and the performing arts, led by Azahara Ubera. For the last 6 months, a group of artists, activists and thinkers have been meeting once a month to find ways of choreographing themselves through movement and discursive practices, from a post-colonial, post-humanistic and trans-feminist perspective. During WoWmen!, they will share their findings with you. Expect collective thinking, contradictions and fresh feminist moves!

18:00 > 22:00

Kaaitheater

Jimmy Robert

Cruising

video

Cruising
Cruising

Jimmy Robert brought five performers together in Bucharest. Together, they perform various choreographic sketches along the road from the People’s House to the Cathedral of National Salvation. It is a queer act of resistance that undermines the power of politics and religion.

19:00

Kaaistudio's

Kim Snauwaert & Anyuta Wiazemsky Snauwaert

A Number of Contradictions, Ignorances and Oddities

lecture performance

A Number of Contradictions, Ignorances and Oddities
A Number of Contradictions, Ignorances and Oddities

On August 3, 2018 Kim Snauwaert and Anyuta Wiazemsky Snauwaert were legally married in the City Hall of Ghent. One of the reasons was for obtaining a residence permit, but mostly with the intention of creating 'a sustainable community living.’ But what does that mean? In this performance the artists talk about their process and reveal their artistic premise.

21:00

Kaaitheater

Alexandra Bachzetsis

Escape Act

dance performance

Escape Act
Escape Act

Does gender have a voice, does skin have a race? Using drag, vogueing, striptease, YouTube tutorials as well as the triadic ballet by Oskar Schlemmer, seven bodies and many more objects try out new constellations, like surrealist ready-mades. With a great sense of irony, Escape Act presents hyper-stereotyped gender identities, only to deconstruct them completely.

22:00

Kaaitheater

Gurl / Phanom / Lippstick dj's

WoWmen!20 Closing Party

party

WoWmen!20 Closing Party
WoWmen!20 Closing Party

WoWmen!20 needs to end with a beautiful bang. To crown a week of gender bending performances, debates, workshops and films, throwing a tender dancing soirée seemed like the right course of action. Following Alexandra Bachzetsis' 'Escape Act', you are invited to escape into the music. Take responsibility for the energy you bring into the space!

Sun 08 March 2020

18:00 > 21:00

Kaaitheater

Jimmy Robert

Cruising

video

Cruising
Cruising

Jimmy Robert brought five performers together in Bucharest. Together, they perform various choreographic sketches along the road from the People’s House to the Cathedral of National Salvation. It is a queer act of resistance that undermines the power of politics and religion.

19:00

Kaaitheater

Minna Salami

A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone

talk

A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone
A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone

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.

Wed 11 March 2020

20:30

Kaaistudio's

Khadija El Kharraz Alami / Productiehuis Theater Rotterdam

Nu ben ik Medea

theatre

Nu ben ik Medea
Nu ben ik Medea

In this personal performance, Khadija El Kharraz Alami blends perspectives from Euripides’ Medea with her own story about growing up between both the Western and the Moroccan world – and about the clash of forces within the self.

Thu 12 March 2020

20:30

Kaaistudio's

Khadija El Kharraz Alami / Productiehuis Theater Rotterdam

Nu ben ik Medea

theatre

Nu ben ik Medea
Nu ben ik Medea

In this personal performance, Khadija El Kharraz Alami blends perspectives from Euripides’ Medea with her own story about growing up between both the Western and the Moroccan world – and about the clash of forces within the self.

Fri 13 March 2020

20:30

Kaaitheater

Faustin Linyekula/NTGent

Histoire(s) du théâtre II

theatre dance

Histoire(s) du théâtre II
Histoire(s) du théâtre II

1974, Zaire. In the Fight of the Century, Muhammad Ali defeated George Foreman. Mobutu Sese Seko founded the National Ballet of Zaire. Fast forward to 2019. Faustin Linyekula has created a production in which he reflects on key moments in the history of theatre. Along with three members of the Congolese National Ballet and actors Papy Maurice Mbwiti and Oscar van Rompay, he explores what the young Congolese state could have become.

Sat 14 March 2020

20:30

Kaaitheater

Faustin Linyekula/NTGent

Histoire(s) du théâtre II

theatre dance

Histoire(s) du théâtre II
Histoire(s) du théâtre II

1974, Zaire. In the Fight of the Century, Muhammad Ali defeated George Foreman. Mobutu Sese Seko founded the National Ballet of Zaire. Fast forward to 2019. Faustin Linyekula has created a production in which he reflects on key moments in the history of theatre. Along with three members of the Congolese National Ballet and actors Papy Maurice Mbwiti and Oscar van Rompay, he explores what the young Congolese state could have become.

Wed 18 March 2020

19:00

Paleis/Palais12

FC Bergman

JR

theatre

JR
JR

William Gaddis is one of the most influential authors in American postmodern literature. His 1975 magnum opus JR is a complex and hilarious satire on capitalism. FC Bergman has opted for an ambitious adaptation that unmasks contemporary humanity. The company is building a sky-high set in the halls of Paleis12 at the Heizel, around which an extensive ensemble of actors will reconstruct the kaleidoscopic world of JR.

20:00

Kaaitheater

Alejo Pérez & Krystian Lada

Symphony of Expectation

music

Symphony of Expectation
Symphony of Expectation

Symphony of Expectation combines two iconic, 20th-century compositions: Sinfonia by Luciano Berio and Erwartung by Arnold Schönberg. One second of the maximal spiritual excitement of a female main character explodes into an intense theatrical experience.

Fri 20 March 2020

19:00

Paleis/Palais12

FC Bergman

JR

theatre

JR
JR

William Gaddis is one of the most influential authors in American postmodern literature. His 1975 magnum opus JR is a complex and hilarious satire on capitalism. FC Bergman has opted for an ambitious adaptation that unmasks contemporary humanity. The company is building a sky-high set in the halls of Paleis12 at the Heizel, around which an extensive ensemble of actors will reconstruct the kaleidoscopic world of JR.

20:30

Kaaistudio's

Rimah Jabr & Dareen Abbas

Broken Shapes

theatre

Broken Shapes
Broken Shapes

A young woman in a city that has been occupied for decades. On the day of her father’s funeral, she discovers his architectural drawings. Broken Shapes is a hybrid theatrical experience between installation, video and performance that explores how physical surroundings affect us mentally. Onstage we see one actress, her words are supported and interrupted by the visual interventions around her.

Sat 21 March 2020

19:00

Paleis/Palais12

FC Bergman

JR

theatre

JR
JR

William Gaddis is one of the most influential authors in American postmodern literature. His 1975 magnum opus JR is a complex and hilarious satire on capitalism. FC Bergman has opted for an ambitious adaptation that unmasks contemporary humanity. The company is building a sky-high set in the halls of Paleis12 at the Heizel, around which an extensive ensemble of actors will reconstruct the kaleidoscopic world of JR.

20:30

Kaaistudio's

Rimah Jabr & Dareen Abbas

Broken Shapes

theatre

Broken Shapes
Broken Shapes

A young woman in a city that has been occupied for decades. On the day of her father’s funeral, she discovers his architectural drawings. Broken Shapes is a hybrid theatrical experience between installation, video and performance that explores how physical surroundings affect us mentally. Onstage we see one actress, her words are supported and interrupted by the visual interventions around her.

Sun 22 March 2020

15:00

Paleis/Palais12

FC Bergman

JR

theatre

JR
JR

William Gaddis is one of the most influential authors in American postmodern literature. His 1975 magnum opus JR is a complex and hilarious satire on capitalism. FC Bergman has opted for an ambitious adaptation that unmasks contemporary humanity. The company is building a sky-high set in the halls of Paleis12 at the Heizel, around which an extensive ensemble of actors will reconstruct the kaleidoscopic world of JR.

Mon 23 March 2020

20:30

Kaaitheater

Graham Harman

on Immaterialism

talk debate

on Immaterialism
on Immaterialism

Under the title Hyperpresent, five contemporary thinkers will give a talk on a new idea that they introduced themselves. Afterwards, they will engage in a conversation with philosopher Laurent De Sutter – who curated this series. Graham Harman is professor of philosophy at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles. His work on the metaphysics of object led to the development of Object-Oriented Ontology. He is a central figure in the Speculative Realism movement in contemporary philosophy.

Wed 25 March 2020

20:30

Kaaitheater

Boris Charmatz

infini

dance

infini
infini

For centuries, dancers have been counting their steps to 4, 6 or 8. But what if dancers were to count to infinity? Boris Charmatz: ‘I have always hated counting while dancing. In this piece, we count, speak and sing not only so that we can dance, but first and foremost, so that our minds can wander even more.’ In a world that is being increasingly enslaved by algorithms, Charmatz offers a moment of infinity.

Thu 26 March 2020

20:30

Kaaistudio's

Tristero

Iemand van ons

theatre

Iemand van ons
Iemand van ons

For this ‘remake’ of Iemand van ons (2005), Tristero has mobilized a seasoned cast with plenty of life experience. Reinhilde Decleir, Mark Verstraete, Janine Bischops, Bob De Moor, Kristin Arras and Kris Smet all get into a big bed together and talk about politics, love and life. With a great sense of humour, they ask one another personal questions, listen, toss and turn on the bed, and reveal their inner selves.

20:30

Kaaitheater

Boris Charmatz

infini

dance

infini
infini

For centuries, dancers have been counting their steps to 4, 6 or 8. But what if dancers were to count to infinity? Boris Charmatz: ‘I have always hated counting while dancing. In this piece, we count, speak and sing not only so that we can dance, but first and foremost, so that our minds can wander even more.’ In a world that is being increasingly enslaved by algorithms, Charmatz offers a moment of infinity.

Fri 27 March 2020

20:30

Kaaistudio's

Tristero

Iemand van ons

theatre

Iemand van ons
Iemand van ons

For this ‘remake’ of Iemand van ons (2005), Tristero has mobilized a seasoned cast with plenty of life experience. Reinhilde Decleir, Mark Verstraete, Janine Bischops, Bob De Moor, Kristin Arras and Kris Smet all get into a big bed together and talk about politics, love and life. With a great sense of humour, they ask one another personal questions, listen, toss and turn on the bed, and reveal their inner selves.

20:30

Kaaitheater

Boris Charmatz

infini

dance

infini
infini

For centuries, dancers have been counting their steps to 4, 6 or 8. But what if dancers were to count to infinity? Boris Charmatz: ‘I have always hated counting while dancing. In this piece, we count, speak and sing not only so that we can dance, but first and foremost, so that our minds can wander even more.’ In a world that is being increasingly enslaved by algorithms, Charmatz offers a moment of infinity.

Sat 28 March 2020

20:30

Kaaistudio's

Tristero

Iemand van ons

theatre

Iemand van ons
Iemand van ons

For this ‘remake’ of Iemand van ons (2005), Tristero has mobilized a seasoned cast with plenty of life experience. Reinhilde Decleir, Mark Verstraete, Janine Bischops, Bob De Moor, Kristin Arras and Kris Smet all get into a big bed together and talk about politics, love and life. With a great sense of humour, they ask one another personal questions, listen, toss and turn on the bed, and reveal their inner selves.

20:30

Kaaitheater

Boris Charmatz

infini

dance

infini
infini

For centuries, dancers have been counting their steps to 4, 6 or 8. But what if dancers were to count to infinity? Boris Charmatz: ‘I have always hated counting while dancing. In this piece, we count, speak and sing not only so that we can dance, but first and foremost, so that our minds can wander even more.’ In a world that is being increasingly enslaved by algorithms, Charmatz offers a moment of infinity.

Tue 31 March 2020

20:30

Kaaistudio's

Tristero

Iemand van ons

theatre

Iemand van ons
Iemand van ons

For this ‘remake’ of Iemand van ons (2005), Tristero has mobilized a seasoned cast with plenty of life experience. Reinhilde Decleir, Mark Verstraete, Janine Bischops, Bob De Moor, Kristin Arras and Kris Smet all get into a big bed together and talk about politics, love and life. With a great sense of humour, they ask one another personal questions, listen, toss and turn on the bed, and reveal their inner selves.