fre. 10. nov.|
#WeToo: What dancers talk about when they talk about sexism — a reflection
Join Ilse Ghekiere in a lecture in relation to her article "#WeToo: #WeToo: what dancers talk about when they talk about sexism, published six years ago". Friday 10th of November 19:00-20:30 at our studio in Hausmania. Free entry, RSVP recommended.
Time & Location
10. nov. 2023, 19:00 – 20:30
Hausmania, Hausmanns gate 34, 0182 Oslo, Norway
About the event
Join Ilse Ghekiere in a lecture in relation to her article "#WeToo: #WeToo: what dancers talk about when they talk about sexism, published six years ago".
Friday 10th of November
at our studio in Hausmania.
We will meet you 18:45 at Hausmania's back gates (behind Vega Scene).
The space can be difficult for late-comers, so please arrive in good time.
Free entry, RSVP recommended.
On the 10th of November 2017, parallel to the #MeToo-movement, i published #wetoo: What Dancers Talk About When They Talk About Sexism, an article which was based on interviews with 30 of my colleagues. Even though the research focussed on the Belgian dance field, its content appeared to be relevant to other international dance communities as well. Six years later, I would like to share some of my reflections, notes, thoughts. This lecture will take a somewhat experimental format and is an invitation to brood on the unresolved questions raised by this feminist movement in dance.
llse Ghekiere is an artist and art critic who works as a dancer, writer, researcher and lecturer. She studied dance at the Conservatory of Antwerp and has a MA in Art Sciences from The Free University of Brussels. As a dancer she has worked with, among others, Michèle Anne De Mey, Mette Ingvartsen and Jan Martens. Her own work is deeply research based and explores the tensions between sexual liberation and oppression in the arts. In 2018, she founded ENGAGEMENT ARTS, an artists’ movement that tackles sexual harassment, sexism and abuse of power in the Belgian art world. This platform has made her a spokesperson on these issues, ranging from giving lectures and workshops in art education to speaking for the EU-Parliament. Her critical writing has appeared in publications such as Norsk Shakespeare Tidsskrift, Rekto:Verso and Etcetera Tijdschrift, among others. When she moved to Oslo in 2020, she became a board member of PRAXIS. She is currently part of the project Frå Form Til Famling by the Norwegian choreogapher Solveig Styve Holte.