Call out for trans* / gender nonconforming performance participants

george-bean-violinGeorge Bean is looking for people who would like to take part in a collaborative project leading to a public performance. The aim is to have the first showing during the Transcreen film festival, in Amsterdam in 2017.

The idea of this project is to give a platform to trans* and gender nonconforming people, through the medium of theatre. I hope the performance will challenge assumptions and give a voice to trans* peoples’ real lived experiences, rather than those often constructed by mainstream society and media.

The performance will include text and movement, and the content will be developed from the participants own individual experiences. My role will be as facilitator and director. During a research period we will use different methods to build material. These will include verbatim theatre, drama, movement and writing exercises. Eventually we will meld individual monologues and scenes with group sections into a coherent piece. The emphasis will be on having fun and developing trust as a group, whilst building a quality performance work. We will work in English.

Participants
Participation is open to all who identify as being on the trans* spectrum. No formal performance training is necessary but a commitment to the research process and an openness to work with others to build a show, is really important. We’ll be working physically, as well as verbally, so a willingness to work with the body is also important, although this will be done with respect towards each person’s individual capabilities and comfort levels. I welcome applications from all ages, ethnic/cultural backgrounds and walks of life.

We will be rehearsing in the AnaMorphic Studio at Overtoom 301. Unfortunately the studio is not wheelchair accessible. If you would like to participate but stairs would make it impossible for you, please let me know.

Schedule
The piece will be made over a 6 month period, starting in November. Rehearsals will be once a week in the beginning and later several times a week.

Our first meet up will be on Saturday 26th November from 14:00-16:00.

About me
I’m George, a cis-gendered performer and theatre-maker with a life-long interest in gender issues and a severe aversion to labels, boxes and assumptions in general. I have a background in both performing arts and activism, originally having trained as a dancer and choreographer, but recently focussing more on directing and multi-media theatre. I like to work with performers who are formally untrained and come from different backgrounds and age groups. I’m also interested in site specific performance and ‘artivism’ (combining activism and art). My website: http://www.georgebean.com.

Want to join?
If you’re interested in being a part of this, or you have further questions, I would love to hear from you! Also, if you don’t want to participate as a performer, but would like to support in another way, for example with technical skills or administration, please let me know. You can email me at anamorphicstudio@gmail.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please provide me with the following information:
– Your name
– A few lines about yourself
– Why you would like to be a part of this project
– Do you have some performance experience already? If yes, please describe

Georgina Dean
AnaMorphic Dance Theatre
06 43 98 46 06
anamorphicstudio@gmail.com

website, studio, classes

8 oktober: TranScreen goes Buiten de Binary Festival

TranScreen goes Beyond the Binary with a workshop on Feminist, non-binary and trans friendly porn.

On October 8th, 2106, the Transgendergroup Nijmegen holds it’s 3rd Buiten de Binary (Beyond the Binary) day. A day full of workshops, movies, debates, presentations and more about the space beyond labels, and the fluidity of sexuality and gender. Free entrance.

At the Buiten de Binary festival, TranScreen will give an informative talk about trans and queer friendly porn platforms, festivals and filmmakers. We will screen the documentary ‘Interviews with feminist porn filmmakers’ by the artist Lora Hristova, where we will hear queer women and non-binary porn filmmakers talking about, among other topics, genderqueer visbility, sex education and their experience in making alternative porn that is empowering for minority communities and different body types. After the documentary there will be room for conversations about what we look for in feminist, non-binary and trans friendly porn.
We hope to see you there!

Watch the trailer of the documentary:

Check the full program of the Buiten de Binary festival:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1642712782685373/

For more info about the Transgender group Nijmegen:
http://www.transgendernijmegen.nl/buiten-de-binary/

TranScreen goes F Word Fest with the screening of Kumu Hina

If you are thinking to go to the F Word Fest in Amsterdam this weekend, come by on Sunday 25th September, at 14.00 to watch Kumu Hina (2013), directed by Dean Hamer & Joe Wilson. Duration: 77’ of powerful experiences, emotions and feelings of community. Language: English, Hawaiian

The plot:
In a world that punishes gender nonconformity, imagine a place where a little boy can grow up to be the woman of her dreams, and a young girl can rise to become a leader among men. Welcome to Kumu Hina’s Hawai’i, where there’s a place in the middle for all. During a momentous year in Hina’s life in Honolulu/ Hina Wong-Kalu, a Native Hawaiian kumu (teacher) and māhū wahine, (transgender woman) uses traditional culture to inspire a student to claim her place as leader of the school’s boys-only hula troupe, even as she struggles to find love and a committed relationship in her own life. As Hina’s arduous journey unfolds, her Hawaiian roots and values give her the strength and wisdom to persevere, offering a new perspective on the true meaning of aloha.

For more info about the movie: http://www.kumuhina.com
For more info about the F Word Fest: http://www.thefword.nl/

Hope to see you there ♥

TranScreen Newsletter #3

TranScreen Newsletter[Nederlands hieronder]

Today, we have sent our 3rd newsletter to our readers. In this newsletter you will find calls for films for TranScreen 2017 and for our contribution to the IQMF. And you will also find announcements of our workshops at The F-word Fest and the Beyond the Binary Day.

Quickly click here to read all about it!

NEDERLANDS

Vandaag hebben we onze 3de nieuwsbrief verstuurd naar onze abonnees. In deze nieuwsbrief vind je oproepen voor films voor TranScreen 2017 en voor onze bijdrage aan het IQMF. En vind je ook aankondigingen van onze workshops tijdens het F-word Festival en de Buiten de Binary Dag.

Klik snel hier om alles te lezen!

TranScreen at Europride 2016

TransPride Amsterdam: Trans* representation in the media 

LOGONederlands  ‘Hoe politiek moet je als TranScreen filmfestival zijn?’ Daarover ging Plette’s korte uiteenzetting  op 1 augustus in de Qfactory, bij de TransPride. In alle pracht van de pride’s lijkt het wel als of je als eenling verloren gaat in de kleurrijke massa en juist het persoonlijke is politiek. Om wie gaat het eigenlijk? Je bent niet alleen transgender, maar ook wit, rijk en/of gezond. Of juist heel wat anders. We willen een festival zijn voor onze héle community.
We vertoonden fragmenten uit de korte film ‘Hala‘ en de TEDx lezing “Ending the straight world order” van Mads Ananda Lodahl.

LOGOEnglish ‘How political should you be as TranScreen film festival?’ This was the topic of Plette’s talk during this TransPride night on August 1st in the Qfactory. Amidst the beauty of all the pride’s, it seems you could get lost in the colorful mob but the personal is political. About whom are we concerned? You are not just transgender, but also white, rich  and/or healthy. Or something else entirely. We want to be a festival for our whole community.
We showed excerpts of the short documentary ‘Hala‘ and the TEDx talk “Ending the straight world order” by Mads Ananda Lodahl.

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MyGenderation videoloop at COC’s Shakespeare club

LOGONederlands Tijdens de  Europride (23 juli 13603330_1452630784763079_4316966770642285609_ot/m 8 augustus) was de videoloop My Genderation van Fox Fischer & Lewis Hancox te zien bij COC’s Shakespeareclub. My Genderation is een doorlopend documentaire filmproject dat de ervaringen en perspectieven van gendervariatie registreert. Fox is naast filmmaker ook activist en is  ook betrokken bij TransPride Brighton.

LOGOEnglish During  Europride (July 23d till 8th of August) we screened the videoloop My Genderation, made by Fox Fischer & Lewis Hancox at COC’s Shakespeareclub. My Genderation film project was set up to record the experiences and perspectives of gender variance. Fox is besides a filmmaker, also an activist and among other things involved in TransPride Brighton.