Online Sunday

Self-Translated - a playful mindful celebration with Gal Naor

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Let’s move together! In this dancing session, we set our intentions and dive separately together into an abstract physical journey. We learn to listen to our body knowledge, practice handy “power stations,” and expand our mutual heart. Dress up comfortably or wear casual; this is an invitation to recharge our mental/emotional/physical bodies and listen to the unspeakable hidden Self.

This inclusive session is exclusively addressed to all types of GBTQ men.

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Gal Naor is an Israeli Sign Language interpreter, theater maker, choreographer, and founder of The progressive wave, a creative initiative in Berlin. In their work, they combine dance, performance art, visual art, and consciousness studies. Their approach to the performance world is inclusive and based on the understanding that each body should move in its unique way. Including a diverse range of performers, their work is encouraging the empowerment of queer identities.

Sunday

10:00 - 11:30 CET

Forging Allyship/Embracing Allies with Tamara Oyola Santiago

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Facing an evolving pandemic and political currents that threaten our ability to thrive and realize our potential, our futures are tied to relationships that extend beyond our natural and proven affinity group. This session explores our capacity, skills and commitments needed to recognize and embrace allies. How do we conjure trust, reveal our needs, articulate priorities, establish boundaries, accept challenges and failures, listen carefully, remain willing to give and accept help. In short, engage, accept and sustain allyship?

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Tamara Oyola-Santiago is a public health educator. Areas of life work include harm reduction services grounded in social justice in Puerto Rico and New York City. HIV/AIDS decriminalization, self-determination and LGTBQIAGNC health. She is co-founder of Bronx Móvil, a fully bilingual (Spanish/English) mobile harm reduction syringe service program and part of What Would an HIV Doula Do collective (http://hivdoula.work), a community of people joined in response to the ongoing AIDS Crisis.

Sunday

16:00 - 17:30 CET

World Transitions with Vanasay Khamphommala

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Regardless of its gender, the world is transitionning: cultures, ecosystems, economies are changing rapidly, locally and globally. Our gender identities (trans, cis, other) and their transformations are expressions of and reactions to the many contexts in which they happen. Using intersectionality to understand the way they are constructed, we will question the realities that shape our genders, their ressemblance and difference, and question what we express through them, politically, erotically. How do we resist or embrace the transition of the world itself?

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Vanasay Khamphommala is a French-Lao dramaturg and performer who trained as a musician (but found it too difficult) and an academic (but found it to haerd). In 2017 they founded Lapsus chevelü, a company that develops a series of performances exploring European myths from a trans and postcolonial perspective.

Sunday

18:00 - 19:30 CET

Closing Circle with Facilitators, Volunteers and Participants

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The closing circle is an opportunity to sit together, to reflect, speak and listen with our bodies, hearts and minds to some experiences of the festival. As a way of closing and transitioning, everyone is invited to share something that perhaps touched, inspired or irritated them during the past three days.

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Sunday

20:00 - 21:00 CET

 

The list of facilitators and the program of Stretch Festival for Gay, Bi, Trans & Queer Men are subject to last-minute changes.