PRAXIS Conversations is an intimate conversation series presented three or more times a year in different locations around Oslo.
Our first conversation will be facilitated by Ilse Ghekiere in Toyen Park on May 7, 2020. Transforming bodies and bodies in transition: a conversation about pregnancy, menopause, and physical transformations in the careers of dancers. With guidance of "The Argonauts" by Maggie Nelson.
Ilse Ghekiere is an artist, writer and activist. She studied dance at the Conservatory of Antwerp and art history at The Free University of Brussels. In 2017 she received a grant from the Flemish government to research sexism in the Belgian dance scene. Since the publication of her article "#Wetoo: What Dancers Talk About When They Talk About Sexism" in the fall of 2017, Ghekiere has continued to work with projects related to issues around abuse of power in the arts. She is the initiator of ENGAGEMENT (https://www.engagementarts.be/), an artist-led movement tackling sexual harassment, sexism and power abuse in the Belgian arts field. She also works as a dance reviewer for Norks Shakespearetidsskrift. Ghekiere lives and works in Oslo and Brussels.
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Image by Ilse Ghekiere
What dancers talk about when they talk about sexism written by Ilse Gherkiere
ENGAGEMENT- an artist-led movement tackling sexual harassment, sexism and power abuse in the Belgian arts field initiated by Ilse Gheriki