Thu 18.02.2021 18:00

Rise Up: Poetic Memorial 2021

Gioia Kayaga / KVS
18.02.2021
18:00
  • 18.02.2021
    18:00
    KVS, Brussel
    KVS BRAZZA
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The interactive poetry project Rise Up started out with a question in the lead-up to the first anniversary of the Brussels terrorist attacks: can poetry play a part in discussing what has happened, and in healing together? It became a story of many layers, that we gladly keep writing year on year. Poem by poem we are building a Poetic Memorial in which a multitude of voices resound. Poetry – simultaneously vulnerable and powerful – as a means of dialogue between people who inhabit the same city, but seldom come into true contact with one another. 

Rise Up stands for the city’s resilience, strengthened by encounters. After a trajectory of pre-workshops in various neighbourhoods, organisations and associations, participants from all sorts of backgrounds unite for a weekend-long multilingual poetry workshop, led this year by slam poetess Gioia Kayaga. The results of the workshops can be witnessed on 18 February in an intimate setting. 

Gioia Kayaga – aka Joy – might be a familiar face for KVS audiences after We Orchestrate Words (with the Brussels Jazz Orchestra) or SLOW#04 (with Rojo Cordova). The slam poet has had a fulfilling career thus far. Gioia is also the driving force behind Slameke, an organisation that produces open mics throughout Brussels. 

« La poésie, ça ne sort pas de la bouche des poètes. Ça s’en échappe parfois, peut-être, sans faire exprès; ça surgit au hazard; ça voyage et se perd. » 

Avertissement – Hybride (2019) / Gioia Kayaga 

Credits

WORKSHOPS / ATELIERS XXX CONCEPT & DRAMATURGIE / CONCEPT & DRAMATURGY Kristin Rogghe PUBLIEKSWERKING / MÉDIATION CULTURELLE / CULTURAL MEDIATION Delphine Somers PRODUCTIE / PRODUCTION KVS
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