in the Category: art

Recent Finds by Simon Baetens

Things we want you to know about and people we want to give a little extra support. From a collective reclaiming the ballroom scene to a performance telling the real history of the island of Ayiti: the artists Simon Baetens tips off are restoring power dynamics.

Collected and written by Simon Baetens


The Brussels-based organisation FOR ALL QUEENS! aims to reclaim the ballroom scene, bringing it back into the hands of those who originated it: the black trans and queer community. Their approach is hands-on: once a month they organise workshops for all who are interested. Both beginners and advanced performers are welcome as long as they’re there to be educated by and respect the black voices at the centre of the workshops. Monthly classes take place on Sundays in Zinnema and offer Old Way, Runway and Vogue Fem. If you’re looking to empower yourself and improve your skills or watch other people live their best lives, check For All Queens on Facebook.

Cecilia Lisa Eliceche & Leandro Nerefuh: Haiti o Ayiti

Cecilia Lisa Eliceche and Leandro Nerefuh bring a poetic ode to the island of Ayiti in the form of dance and exercises in decolonisation. Shedding light on the often forgotten Haitian revolution in 1791, they wish to retell history as it really happened, and not merely as it was recorded by the colonisers. Through collaboration with many artists, they celebrate the richness of Ayiti and its Carribean culture. This performance is part of Vooruit & LOD’s 10x10 programme, which supports the work of ten upcoming artists per season and presents their work for €10 per show.

Cecilia Lisa Eliceche & Leandro Nerefuh: Haiti o Ayiti
20-21 Nov- Vooruit, Ghent