In 2017 Vincent Wijlhuizen and Ieme Soes planned to organise a party to celebrate the diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community. This plan quickly developed into a festival. They asked Annette van Zwoll to join them, Theater Kikker came on board as partner, they set up crowdfunding and in 2018 the first What You See Festival was a fact.
With dance, theatre, performance, exhibitions, music, workshops, parties, discussions and symposiums, the annual festival questions and overturns norms about gender and identity that are deeply embedded in our society and places new images and perspectives alongside them. Positively activist, inviting and connecting, What You See embraces discomfort and celebrates the multitude of gender and identity.