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Edition 2023

2nd edition
18 — 24.09.2023

FAME is a performing arts festival which highlights art produced by women and gender minorities.
A space designed in direct discourse with feminist, queer and decolonial struggles.
It is theater, circus, dance, concerts, conferences, discussions, workshops, video games, films.
All intending to multiply the ways we can meet.
These are creations born in Belgium or abroad, featuring cultures with a S.
There's a theme every year, and this year it's


What is transferred on by conscious or unconscious succession.


What is transmitted/chosen, the act of passing something on to someone and the result of that act.

FAME loves rhizomes and directions that aren't all straight, which is why we've deconstructed Legacy and Transmission into 4 tracks along which to trot:

1 · Tales of struggle

The place of women and minorities (gender, racial, socio-economic) in the history of struggle.

2 · Re/construct the myths

Non-western mythologies and super-hero·ines and their communities both visible and invisible.

3 · Dis/inherit systems of oppression

What can be kept from a misogynistic, patriarchal, colonial, ableist, sexist, racist, bourgeois past?

4 · Minorities’ memories

Tales and archives of cultures and movements organised by members of the queer, gay, lesbian, sex worker, punk, drag, etc, communities.


Deuxième scène · Act 4

Presentation of an academic study on the presence of women and inequality in performing arts.
Écarlate la Compagnie · Jacinthe Mazzocchetti · Mariam Diallo · Miriam Youssef

22.09.23 | 14h

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Poetik Bazar Balade · To whom belongs the horizon?

A poetic walk in the heart of mega(necro)polis, Brussels. A capital of Europe organised into green spaces, restricted, renovated, trampled, policed, resistant, valiant… can poetry still serve as fallow land, a diversion, a horizon?
Lotte Dodion · Milady Renoir

22.09.23 | 7h28

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La Salve lends itself to facilitating encounters between enigmatic creatives, practitioners of the performing arts, writers, readers, and spectators.
La Salve : Anna Czapski · Mylène Lauzon · Arnaud Timmermans

18.09.23 | 15h

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Tea and ball

Following the Hérit'âges et Transmissions meeting, we'll be dancing!
Amour et Sagesse · À Travers les Arts · Service Seniors de la Commune de Forest · Requin Sequin

20.09.23 | 16h

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Le monde de Jahi

Children's workshop on "Decolonizing the imaginary from early childhood".
Kinkajou · Le Monde de Jahi

24.09.23 | 14h

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He fucked the girl out of me

A game about trauma and sex work.
Taylor McCue

The whole week

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Révolution des féminismes musulmans

Presentation and discourse about research, books, and strategic tools for raising the visibility of feminist Muslims in Belgium.
Plurivers'Elles : Maryam Kolly · Malika Hamidi · Imane Benchaou

20.09.23 | 18h

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Wetsi Art Gallery · What is the place of black women artists and/or intellectuals in Belgium?

Hi! Let's play a game. Okay? Name 5 very talented artists. Name 5 female or non-binary artists. Name 5 black or afro-descendant female artists who aren't singers. Name 5 black artists working or living in Belgium.
Anne Wetsi Mpoma · Alesandra Seutin

19.09.23 | 18h

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Décoloniser les imaginaires dès l’enfance

Christelle Pandanzyla · Sarah Sangio · Kinkajou

24.09.23 | 14h

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Transmissions Transatlantiques

La Barakakings and Quebec company Pleurer Dans Douche join forces across the oceans for two drag workshops. The goal is to parade at the closing party!
Barakakings : Mama Tituba · Dicklan Pleurer Dans’ Douche : RV Métal · Rock Bière

21.09.23 · 14h
22.09.23 · 15h

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Writing workshop co-hosted by poetry slammers from the Voix des sans papiers de Bruxelles and allies. 
Curated by la Voix des Sans Papiers de Bruxelles and le Comité des Femmes Sans Papiers.

24.09.23 | 16h
Français - Wolof - Soninké - Pulaar - Arabic - English…
For all ages and those with a voice to be heard.

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Inclusive Language Conference

To name something is to give it life. Language gives materiality to the world and conveys power relations. The Médor media and the FAME festival have made it their duty to represent diversity, in particular by making women and gender minorities visible through and in their writing, and you can too.
Camille Circlude (Bye Bye Binary, Kidnap Your Designer) · Ludi Loiseau (Médor, Bye Bye Binary) · Céline Gautier (Médor) · Effir Libilbéhéty (FAME)

19.09.23 | 14h

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Exil·s & Création·s

Discussions and perspectives on the representation of migration and exile in art. Whose voices are heard, who is supported and who can support? What can be passed on, passed down? What needs to be archived for the future?
Featuring: Members of the steering committee of the Exil·s & Création·s project, members of the Voix des sans papiers de Bruxelles (VSP BXL) and the Voix des sans papiers de Liège, the Comité des femmes sans papiers, VSP Liège, the Baraka Grafika collective, the Ecoles Supérieures d'Arts Saint-Luc & ERG, undocumented and documented artists.

21.09.23 | 10h

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Hérit’âges and Transmissions

Amour et Sagesse magazine and the Service Seniors de la Commune de Forest invite you to an intimate and informal discussion, exploring the profound value of intergenerational cooperation in our society.
Amour & Sagesse (À travers les Arts ! asbl · Senior service of the commune of Forest)

20.09.23 | 14h

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Intimate, Political Cinema · Les rivières, followed by Le Pacha, ma mère et moi

Screening of two films : a family archaeology that is both intimate and universal and the struggle of a Kurdish relative in exile followed by a discussion with the director Nevine Gerits.
Mai Hua (Les rivières) · Nevine Gerits (Le Pacha, ma mère et moi)

21.09.23 | 19h

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Les arbres comme joyeux compagnons (The trees as joyful companions)

An encounter with majestic trees in the Sonian Forest, a place where trees have been completely at home since the Ice Age.
Anaïs Berck

20.09.23 | 19h
Meeting point : Parking Drève du Comte/Graafdreef, Tram 8 (Coccinelles/Lieveheersbeestjes)
On donation

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Stories from former Algerian women fighters against French colonialism.
Alexandra Dols

20.09.23 | 20h30

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Club Zaghareed

An opportunity to share personal stories of cultural heritage and of vocal practices around a joyful cry from the Middle East and North Africa, the Youyou.
YouYou Group · Sarah Leo

20.09.23 | 16h

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The ones that matter

FAME, is of course a performing arts festival, but above all, it is a dialogue and an adelphity* representing the bridge between a multitude of people and projects. These people work all year round, are not always accommodated or considered, often work for long hours, are poorly paid… however, their work often leads to the betterment of society and individual lives; those of women, queer people, POC, those with disabilities, those of people in precarious situations, those on the margins of society. We would like to extend our gratitude and thanks to these people for their work, for their daily contribution to society and for the trust that you have placed in FAME. Thank you.

*adelphity: the neutral synonym for sorority and fraternity.

To the collectives who work relentlessly every day.

À Travers les Arts | Agrupación Señor Serrano | Alexandra Dols | Aliette Griz | Amour & Sagesse | Anaïs Berck | Angela Washko | Anya Johanna DeNiro | Astrid Vandercamere | Aurélie Olivier | Bamko | Baraka Grafika | Barakaking | Bintou Touré | Blanket La Goulue | Bruxelles Nous Appartient BNA-BBOT | Bye Bye Binary | Cie Les Philosophes Barbares | Comité des Femmes Sans Papiers | Compagnie Les Tenaces | Collectif Mémoire Coloniale et Lutte Contre les Discriminations | Compagnie Espèces De… | Dicklan | Dulce de MalaLeche | Écarlate la Compagnie | Femmeboyant | Hot Bodies Of The Future | Jacinthe Mazzocchetti | Joëlle Sambi | Jordan Roger barré | Juliette Mogenet | King Baxter | La Morrigasme | La Salve | La Voix des Sans Papiers de Bruxelles | Le Monde de Jahi | Les Écoles Supérieures d’Arts Saint-Luc & ERG | Les Séniors du Manguier en Fleurs | Lisette Lombé | Lotte Dodion | Mai Hua | Maison Poème | Mariam Diallo | Médor | Mélina Ghorafi | Merhaba | Meriem Dziri | Milady Renoir | Miriam Youssef | Myriam Van Imschoot | Nevine Gerits | Olivia Molnár et Aldwin Raoul | Paula Roid | Pleurer Dans’ Douche | Plurivers’Elles | Poetik Bazaar | Raïssa Yowali | Réhab Mehal | Rose Gigot | Selim-a Attalah Chettaoui | Service Culture Cinématographique (SCC) asbl | Taylor McCue | Terata Mamé (τερατά μαμέ) | VSP Bruxelles | VSP Liège | Wetsi Art Gallery | Xéno- | Yasmine Wardi Akrimi | YouYou Group

To those who feed both your minds and your eyes.

Biblithèque des Riches-Claires | Bye Bye Binary | Candice Daoud | Cobéa | Drifosett | erg | ESA St Luc | Kidnap Your Designer | Kinkajou | Librairie Tulitu | Librairie Météores | Librairie Poëtini | Ludmila Kourline | Médor | MuntPunt | Niall Plumb | Samy Soussi | Super Fourchette

To those who have made FAME accessible and sustainable.

Access-I | Article 27 | Babel Subtitling | Bibliothèque des Riches-Claires | Esenca | Cyclo | Osmose

And to the spaces that have placed their trust in us.

Bellone | Beursschouwburg | CC Bruegel | Cinematek | C12 | Espace Magh | Maison du Roi - Brussels City Museum | Montagne Magique | Musée de la Mode et de la Dentelle| Riches-Claires | Tour à Plomb


Alessandro Carlucci

they, she

Relations & Encounters

Amina Zoukani


Administration & Finances

Camille Khoury


Artistic Direction

Effir Libilbéhéty


Press & Communication

Judith Condé


Communication Intern

Joëlle Reyns


Technical Coordination

Laëtitia Miranda-Neri


Production Direction

Lola Thiebaut


Production Intern

Mélina Ghorafi


Relations & Encounters

Nadia Zoukani


Administration & Finances

Technical team

Caroline De Decker
Grib Borremans
Leopold De Nève
Maroussia Buysse
Nathalie Deroy
Samuel Dronet
Sandrine Nicaise

As well as

Webdesign :
Cobéa Coop

Graphic design :
Kidnap Your Designer

Translation :
Ludmila Kourline et Niall Plumb

Subtitles :
Babel subtitling

Press :
Lena Celnik & Stéphanie Gillard

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