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Tashweesh festival

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Tashweesh festival is back!



Tashweesh is the Arabic word for rustling, hubbub, murmur. Many voices come together in the unintelligible murmur of a crowd. Tashweesh festival, which travels between Brussels, Tunis and Vienna, will hear these murmurs come closer before taking the stage.


Audiences, artists and speakers from South West Asia, North Africa and Europe join a glocal conversation to imagine a feminist and connected society spanning across seas and borders.


Through performances, conversations, reading groups, screenings, concerts and club nights, we seek common ground beyond perceived cultural boundaries. We talk about stereotypes, queer and trans utopias, gender, bodies, public space, activist strategies and feminist revolutions.


This year’s edition was conceived together with co-curators Bochra Triki and Tania El Khoury. Read their words here.


See you soon!



in partnership with L’Art Rue (Tunis), Tanzquartier (Vienna) and Goethe-Institut Brussels
with the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union


Tashweesh Festival was originally initiated and conceived by Christina Nord and Johanna M. Keller in collaboration with Tom Bonte, Nedjma Hadj Benchelabi, the team of Beursschouwburg and a network of co-thinkers. Its first edition took place in 2018 at Beursschouwburg with satellites in Cairo and Tunis.