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'Femxle Spaces' is an interdisciplinary and intergenerational performance project by womxn from the twin cities of Dortmund and Leeds who talk about their urban lives, struggles and visions for the future. The cities share a similar history of industrial boom, decline and subsequent structural change that has shaped the lives of the womxn.
Through the narratives of interviewees, we encountered stories of feminist solidarity, present and past search movements for efficacy and self-determination in institutions, public spaces, and within family structures. The individual perspectives of the womxn provided insight into the history of the last 50 years and the present, which is far from being told.
Using theatre, dance and video, 'Femxle Spaces' made social challenges and discourses visible with a performance walk. At two stations in public spaces in Leeds (August), 'Femxle Spaces' celebrated the power, voices and efficacy of womxn who have taken their place and found their space. They have lived different stories and yet had similar experiences.
Watch the film that documents elements of the partnership:
VIDEO I Video Art & Editing: Lisa Bülow I Camera: Lisa Bülow & Elly Welford
Interviewees Video: Verite Hunter, Karen Dennis, Jane Middleton / Elaine Gray, Jane Charles, Pamela Charles, Sofiya Charles-Kelly, Azalea Flett Charles-Kelly, Rita Schenkmann-Raguse, Nahid Farshi, Marcia Kemper, Susanne Grytzka, Judith Grytzka