queer little lies festival

qll - 2nd edition

Following the success of its first edition in 2018, Independent Little Lies – ILL presents its second festival Queer Little Lies. Performances, movies, art, workshops, Q&A's with artists, a masterclass: on three days, artists from Luxembourg and abroad will queer* your understandings of bodies, sexuality and desire. Be ready to challenge the norms!  
* Queer as in: subverting gender norms, questioning stereotypes about bodies and sexualities, challenging the boundaries of binary thinking and cisheteronormativity.  
Bistro Radio Ara  
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Free access to the festival with the "I like what you do" Pass (25€) from Escher Theater  
12-20.11.2020 EXHIBITION HVNGRY, Valerie Reding  
20:00 FILMS  
Alfazema (PT, EN subtitles)  
Sabrina Fidalgo, 2019, BRA, 24min  
Relatos de uma Rapariga Nada Púdica (PT, EN subtitles)  
Lolo Arziki, 2016, 4min  
Inspire the Night - BATEKOO (PT, EN subtitles)  
BATEKOO collective / Red Bull Music, 2018, BRA, 14min  
Premiere: A Coming Out Story (FR)  
In collaboration with Centre LGBTIQ+ CIGALE we will also premiere this short film to celebrate the book publication of the „Coming Out Stories”.  
Ornella Gueremy Marc / Centre LGBTIQ+ CIGALE, 2020, LUX, 4min  
20:00 m.a.d. - mutually affirmed deviance (EN)  
~reduced version adapted to the stage of the Escher Theater~  
m.a.d. explores the collective body of four performers and their deviance from the norm. Together they venture a shared vulnerability and, strengthened by this newfound unity, they set out to disrupt the vicious cycle of discrimination, hatred and violence. Through movement and sound the four protagonists attempt to transform the martial meaning of m.a.d. ("mutually assured destruction") into “mutually affirmed deviance” – into a daring "yes!" in celebration of the body and of their common breakout from its alienating socializations.  
Concept, artistic direction: Valerie Reding  
Choreography, performance: Bastien Hippocrate, Rafal PierzyƄski, Valerie Reding  
Sound design, performance: Ivy Monteiro  
Dramaturgy: Marc Streit  
Stage, object design: Christopher Füllemann  
Light design: Thomas Giger, Marek Lamprecht  
Oeil Extérieur: Simone Mousset  
Video-Teaser: Oil Productions  
Visuals: Valerie Reding  
Production: REDart  
Production assistant: Nico Dubosson  
Co-production: Tanzhaus Zürich  
Partners: Dampfzentrale, Grand Studio, Queer Little Lies Festival, Réseau Grand Luxe, TROIS C-L Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois  
Lenght: ca. 1h15min  
Talk with the artists after the performance.  
19:00 Prinzip Katamaran und andere Identitäten (DE)  
Prinzip Katamaran erzählt die Geschichte von Toni Silberstein, die sich weigert in die Schublade geschlechtlicher Zuschreibungen gesteckt zu werden. Schon als Kind mit dem Unverständnis ihrer Umwelt konfrontiert, erschafft sie sich trotzig eine eigene Identität als Gnoi - ein Wesen, das immer wieder in irrwitzig-skurrile bis tieftraurige Alltagssituationen gerät, die mit Livemusik und Slapstick untermalt werden.  
Produktion: Theaterkollektiv RaumZeit  
Schauspiel & Regie: Nic* Reitzenstein  
Musik: Burkhard Finckh aka Charlie Fonk  
Text: Jenny Warnecke  
Dauer: 55 min  
Nachgespräch mit den Künstler*innen  
21:30 EDSUN  
EDSUN is exuding a new kind of energy after a lockdown which he took as a time to reflect about how he wants his future to be. E wants us to come closer to him and to see sides of him never revealed before. From stories told on stage to a level up of self-acceptance he keeps commanding his stage like he was born to do it. Encouraging others to love themselves by his performance no matter the colour of their skin or the person they want to love, EDSUN likes to take new risks by singing, dancing and speaking his truth.  
Denis Schumacher, Drums  
Merveil Komi Doussiema, Keys  
Randy Rocha, Dance  
Simi Simoes, Dance  
Length: 30min  
Festival Prologue  
27.10.2020 19:00-21:00 Centre LGBTIQ+ CIGALE  
Workshop: Gender*Sternchen, Langage non-sexiste, inklusiv schreiwen – à vos stylos! Niveau avancé  
Intervenantes: Tessie Jakobs, Enrica Pianaro  
Informations et inscriptions:  
29.10.2020 19:00-21:00 Hôtel de ville d’Esch-sur-Alzette  
Workshop: Gender*Sternchen, Langage non-sexiste, inklusiv schreiwen – à vos stylos! Pour débutant.e.s  
Intervenantes: Tessie Jakobs, Enrica Pianaro  
Informations et inscriptions:  
09-12.11.2020 10:00-14:00 Espace ILL : Ancien Tribunal Esch-sur-Alzette  
Masterclass Q with Fernando López: Gender, sexuality and danced movement (FR,EN)  
For performing arts professionals  
Information and registration:  
Coordination: Sandy Artuso, Jill Christophe  
A production by Independent Little Lies (ILL), in coproduction with Escher Theater. In collaboration with Centre LGBTIQ+ CIGALE and Service de l’Égalité des chances de la Ville d’Esch. With the support of Ministère de la Culture and Ville d’Esch-sur-Alzette.  

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Dates & Venue

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13.11.20, 20h00 Escher Theater
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qll flyer (pdf, 9099 Kb)
qll program (pdf, 2971 Kb)