1. A debate on women and protest

    What role do women actually play in today’s protest movements? If women want to make their voice heard, can they do so as part of existing protest movements or do they have to start their own? Do women have to bare their breasts to bring about change?

    Kirsten van den Hul (The Change Agent, author of (S)hevolution) will talk to Petra de Vries (historian), Ann-Sofie Dekeyser (journalist on De Standaard, spent five months undercover in the Belgian branch of Femen), Amina Sboui (Tunisian, former Femen activist; her book Mon corps m’appartient will be published soon) and Begüm Özden Firat (Turkish cultural sociologist and activist, who took part in Istanbul’s Gezi park protests) about the historical (r)evolutionary development of women in protest movements, such contemporary movements as Femen and women’s contribution to the Arab Spring.

    recorded at Kaaistudios on 14.3.2014 during WOWMEN!

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  2. 'happy happy together' is a performance by the Turkish choreographer Ilyas Odman, a performative interpretation of Wong Kar Wai’s film Happy together. Two men who are bound together by earrings try to be regain their independence; free, on their own. Odman combines contemporary dance with acrobatics and mime-theatre.

    recorded at Kaaitheater on 10.3.2014 during WOWMEN

  3. A debate on Islam and feminism in Turkey

    Now that more and more practising Muslims are coming to power in Turkey, the feminist movement finds itself on the horns of a dilemma. Is the tension between tradition and modernisation in East and West Istanbul illustrative of what is happening in gender issues? This is the topic of a debate between Bernard Bouwman, journalist, correspondent in Turkey, and author of Tussen God en Atatürk, Ece Temelkuran, author, journalist and political commentator, Meryem Ilyada Atlas, columnist; editor of the Turkish equivalent of The New York Times, Zeyno Pekünlü (artist) and Ilyas Odman, choreographer and dancer. Journalist Sara Van Boxstael will be the moderator.

    Kaaitheater in association with deBuren & 0090
    recorded at Kaaitheater on 10.03.2014

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  4. Emeritus Professor Gloria Wekker is coming to talk about the profound paradox of places like the Netherlands, Belgium, and other countries with a colonial past: the emotion and aggression that race incites among the white population, while at the same time, race and racism seem to be denied. She explains concepts like white innocence, cultural archive, and intersectional feminism with reference to telling current examples.

    After the lecture, there will be a discussion between Gloria Wekker and Karen Celis (VUB). We´ve invited author Rachida Lamrabet, student and publicist Sabrine Ingabire (Vlaamse Jeugdraad), Bert Bultinck (chief editor Knack Magazine) en author Heleen Debeuckelaere to ask questions during the discussion.

    WED 7/03/2018 - KAAITHEATER

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  5. In hoeverre zijn seksistische grappen een weerspiegeling van machtsverhoudingen in onze maatschappij? Is seksistische humor onschuldig of niet? Ben je een seksist als je erom lacht en zuur als je dat niet doet? Een straffe schare specialisten gaat op onderzoek tijdens een programma van lezingen, een debat en vooral… veel humor.

    Lezing Martijn Veerman (filosoof en auteur Humorologie) over hoe humor werkt en de relatie tussen humor en moraliteit.
    Lezing Heleen Debruyne (auteur, radiomaker en journalist) over seksisme en seksistische humor.
    Gesprek met Anousha Nzume (schrijver, acteur en programmamaker), Joost Vandecasteele (schrijver, scenarist en komiek) en theatermaker Rebekka de Wit onder leiding van filosoof Simon(e) van Saarloos.

    6/03/2018 - KAAITHEATER

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Between International Women’s Day and Equal Pay Day we will be presenting a second edition of WoWmen!, our focus on gender, society and art. Because it is still necessary to take a critical look at the world through rose-tinted glasses without immediately…

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Between International Women’s Day and Equal Pay Day we will be presenting a second edition of WoWmen!, our focus on gender, society and art. Because it is still necessary to take a critical look at the world through rose-tinted glasses without immediately undertaking a Femen action. We do this in theatre and dance performances, an exhibition, films, debates and research.

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