From November 21 till 24 2019, the multidisciplinary and international What You See Festival presented a brand new program fueled with urgency and joy. Through dance, theatre, film, exhibitions and music of, among others, Silvia Gribaudi, Lanre Malaolu, House of Vineyard, Simon(e) van Saarloos, Ira Kip, Gijs Kast, Maud Vanhauwert, Barry de Bruin, Mel Ross, Introdans, Poliana Lima and Daniel Mariblanca , the festival questioned and stretched deep ingrained norms on gender and identity.

Dramaturge Freek Duinhof visited the festival and wrote ‘The Art of Listening‘. Must-read!

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GENDER ECLECTIC | Various artists

One-night-only with Introdans, House of Vineyard, Carlos Pons Guerra, Hind Eljadid and more.

GRACES | Silvia Gribaudi

With generous humor and radical empathy, Sylvia Gribaudi reveals human imperfections.

AQUÍ, SIEMPRE (Here, Always) | Poliana Lima

Four histories, four places, four times, four women. An intimate, poetic and intergenerational performance on the passing of time.

ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM | Lanre Malaolu

Fusing physical theatre, hip hop dance and spoken word, this short solo explores the mental health crisis in relation to toxic masculinity.

IN FIRST PERSON (research) | Daniel Mariblanca

Through dance, film and dialogue Daniel Mariblanca and Tonje Havstad unfold the impact of a transition.

WHAT YOU SEE SYMPOSIUM

In What You See Symposium art is the driving force behind deepening dialogues and it invites you to constantly change your perspective.

WHAT YOU SEE RESEARCH

The four artists-in-residence of the festival, open the doors of their studio and share recent findings.

WHAT YOU SEE X EKKO

Incredible DJ’s and challenging acts in a dance off where inclusivity is key.

DUNGEONS & DRAG QUEENS

Six drag queens take you into a world of dilemmas, experiments and metaphors for queer life.

DOCUMENTING THE DUTCH

Screening of four LGBT-documentaries created and produced in the Netherlands.

WHILE WE WALK | Nikita Maheshwary

A journey of discovery through the center of Utrecht about the feeling of belonging.

HUMAN LANDSCAPE | HKU

HKU students present a brand new performance installation on the ever changing human landscape.

BARRY DE BRUIN

Singer, composer and improvisator Barry de Bruin celebrates love and freedom beyond borders.

MEL ROSS

A true hiphop phenomenon mixing old school and contemporary hiphop with remarkable flow and a charismatic personality.

LIONSTORM – CANCELLED

Unique and explicit live performance by multidisciplinary and first queer rapduo of the lowlands.

YOU’LL NEVER GUESS WHO | Maud Vanhauwaert

Play the gigantic and almost unplayable game You’ll Never GUESS WHO with 20 individuals that are hard to put in boxes.

RISE-COLLAPSE | Gijs Kast

Expo on downfall of three men who lost their position, and thus a big part of their identity.

WORKSHOP | Peggy Olislaegers

A playful and confronting practice in empathy and embracing multiple perspectives.

POP-UPS | HKU Musician 3.0

Encounter the surprising, unexpected, musical and theatrical pop-ups of students of Musician 3.0.

CONVERSATIONS

Enter the conversation with the artists and share your experiences of the performances.

WYS @LEIDSCHE RIJN CENTRUM

Specially composed, free, program in shopping mall Leidsche Rijn Centrum with film, performance a workshop and an installation/game.

WHAT YOU SEE FESTIVAL 2019 WAS FINANCIALLY SUPPORTED BY

 

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