‘Broadcasting from Babylon’ is a public programme that focuses on intersectional feminist, queer and anti-colonial embodied listening and sounding practices. The gatherings mostly take place at independent initiatives throughout the city of Amsterdam and at DAS Graduate School, from 21 January to 15 March 2019.
Broadcasting from Babylon is a DAS Theatre educational project, and consists of formal and informal public learning situations such as workshops, walks, seminars, bike rides, boat rides, reading groups, de-colonial consciousness-raising groups, dance moves and parties. All events are open to the public. Entrance is free.
Please check www.broadcastingfrombabylon.eu for the latest updates on programme, guests, reading matter, locations and other important information.
Broadcasting from Babylon
The program digs up, confronts, works through, and sits with the local Amsterdam, the Dutch, and the European imperial and colonial histories. How do these violent histories inescapably shape societies, social relations and our local contexts in the present day? What does it mean to live in the afterlife of these histories? Broadcasting from Babylon attunes itself to counter movements, side steppers, signal tricksters, code switchers, dance moves, body politics, decolonial, anti-racist, feminist and queer of color poetics and politics.
Block 2019 DAS Theatre
DAS Theatre has invited Maria Guggenbichler and Amal Alhaag to mentor the block 'Broadcasting from Babylon’ for the academic year 2018-2019. Broadcasting from Babylon is organized by Maria Guggenbichler and Amal Alhaag for and with students Janis Balodis, Nahuel Cano, Jimmy Grima, Maria Kozlowska, Akram Lateef, Matar Pershitz, Merel Smitt, Felizitas Stilleke and Gosia Wdowik. This part of the curriculum takes place is a collective, intense programme, designed by invited guests, who curate a joint exploration of a certain theme particularly relevant for the international performing arts field. More info.