stuttgART & V-day

Today, during my first days living in Berlin, I start a series writing about ART in Stuttgart. I attended one impressive piece of art in February, but it stays with me still, daily.

2019. V-day in Stuttgart. V from Violence. Violence again women and girls.

NEAT

NEAT (New English American Theatre) Stuttgart is a traveling theatre club.

I saw the plays at Merlin Kulturcafé during “Dark Monday”, always the first Monday of the month. And the money for the tickets were donated to a charity.

In total I attended 3 plays:

– one fantastic with Christmas stories

– another one very emotional called “One page plays

– and V-Day.

V-Day

But the one that impressed me the most was about V-Day. Is a play destined to empower people with knowledge about violence agains women and girls.

I still have no many words after that evening. I want to say I felt rage and sadness, but actually I feel privileged and grateful for being born when and where I was born.

The play is such a lesson about tolerance. And about acceptance.

Instead of a conclusion

All poems and readings impressive. But the one that stayed with me long after I left is below.

Alice Walker and her poem “To Stop the Violence Against Woman”

Woman
To stop the violence
Against the Woman,
Stop the violence
That you
perpetuate
Against
Your own
Sister
Who is
A Woman, your own
Daughter
Who is
A woman,
Your own
Daughter-in-law
Who is
A Woman.
Your own
Mother
who is
A Woman.

In my world women are kind with other women and with themselves.

 

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