Conversing with Masculinity

Start date: 06/11/2020

End date: 08/11/2020

Time: 15:00 - 18:00

Location: H401

A workshop with and by Kevin Fay

postponed due to partial lockdown
new date to be announced in due course

Patriarchal masculinity wreaks havoc in the world every day. Join this workshop to look at words and bodies individually and collectively through the lens of masculinity and its precepts.

In Kevin’s view, we rely on words to communicate and to understand each other, and at the same time, words play an important role in how we understand ourselves. As tensions around the globe rise, destructive patterns persist, and misunderstandings relating to the use of language proliferate he encourages us to take time together in this workshop to look at when, where, and how we use words in relation to bodies. 

Kevin Fay was born and raised near Washington, D.C., U.S.A. and currently lives in Brussels, Belgium, working as a freelance contemporary dancer in projects around Europe. He initiated a personal research project on the subject of masculinity in 2019, and this workshop is an offering of the processes he uses to look at how language operates in and on the body in conversations about gender identity and expression. 

 “We will read together, write together, and move together.”


Practical matters

We welcome people of all genders, creeds, orientations, and backgrounds, and we are available to discuss any questions or concerns you have at any time.

It will take place over three days in an effort to create safe spaces for people who are sensitive to mixing with other age groups right now. 

Friday, 6 November 15-18 hrs 
for participants aged 50 and above

Saturday, 7 November 15-18 hrs
for participants between the ages of 30 and 50

Sunday, 8 November 15-18 hrs 
for participants under the age of 30

How to register 
The workshop will be offered in English on a first come, first serve basis. Please write an e-mail indicating interest for one of the dates at 

Health and safety
To protect each other from the spread of the Coronavirus, this workshop will be organized to comply with all safety advice and regulations. Workshop organizers will be wearing masks, providing masks (for those who don’t bring one but want one), practicing social distancing, upholding necessary sanitation practices, and ventilating the space. We ask that those of you who join abide by the safety advice and regulations in place with us, and if you want to choose your partner yourself before the workshop, please be in touch about this. That is a welcome possibility.