Session Belgium // »The root of toxic masculinity in western theater«

Sat, June 19, 2021 // 10:00 pm
Online (English)

With Yorrith de Bakker

»In this short lecture I will give a historical account from the beginning of Ancient Greek theater. I will draw a parallel between mythology trough the Male gaze and gender appropriation. I will draw a parallel between mythology trough the Male gaze and gender appropriation.

I will talk about how we are still affected by gender roles, originating from the greek gods. We will try to understand these ancient archetypes and why they are still relevant in this day and age. We will try to understand these ancient archetypes and why they are still relevant in this day and age.

How rape and abuse is embedded in western thinking, by the immoral displays of gods and kings fighting for divine power.

These power struggles are still among us. Do we still worship the same icons with different names and faces? Do we still worship the same icons with different names and faces?

When we perform gender roles, we should ask ourselves firstly, where did they come from? What is still relevant? What is still relevant?

How can we change the face and behaviors of men in society? By analyzing our own behavior we might find some old gods among us.

I will guide trough the whole plethora of misbehaving archetypes, and help you understand why Trump is a Zeus archetype, and Millennia Trump his wife.

Why bacchus is still feared amongst the rich and powerful. And how feminism is still exiled to the island of Artemis, Lesbos. And how feminism is still exiled to the island of Artemis, Lesbos.

I will conclude the talk with an open question:

Can theater be a strong catalyst for advocating new Gods, and constructive male role models?«

Yorrith de Bakker, choreographer, dancer and performer

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