What is sexism? Where and how do we feel it? Should we avoid it, ignore it, live with it hands to hands or resist it? Do we even recognize it in our everyday life? Is sexism becoming an internalized oppression as part of the neoliberal system? Why should we fight against it every day?
The workshop „What is between your legs?“ will be dedicated to the issues that open questions of the gender. We are witnessing the abolition of fundamental economic, political and social rights, which again push women into the private sphere and their oppressed position. In many European countries, the right to abortion is exacerbated, women are still paid less than men and more often work in precarian conditions of work. If we allow sexism in the public sphere, we must be aware that it is even more so in the private sphere, at home and in partnership.
At the workshop What is between your legs? we’ll explore internalized and publicsexism in our society by using Image theatre and Aesthetic of the Oppressed,
At the end of »What is between your legs« stands an image-forum performance which is open to audience (which means: participants are going to perform at the end of the workshop!).
Barbara Polajnar holds an MA degree in cultural studies in the field of theatre of the oppressed. She is working as organiser of cultural events and trainer and facilitator of workshops and trainings in theatre of the oppressed methods with various groups in Slovenia and abroad. She is the co-founder of the KUD Transformator association and the theatre-activist group ZIZ which uses TO approaches to deal with gender issues.
Who? jokers and theatre lovers who are interested in topic of sexism, min. 8 participants, registration at: firstname.lastname@example.org, Registration deadline: 20th April 2018,
Where? spiel_raum, Thalhaimergasse 35
When? 4.5.2018, 18-21:00, 5.5., 11-19:00, 6.5.2018, 11-19:00, performance 6.5.2018, 19:30
Cost: 75€ (normal price), 50€ (TdU Wien member price), 100€ (political price for good artist salaries). Performance: free donation (to cover space costs)