Returning the Gaze: Theatrical walking tour

about the colonial history of Amsterdam

21,23,24,25,30 September + 1,2 October

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Practical information

Practical information
  • Date: 23, 24, 25, 30 September + 1, 2 October
  • Time: 13.00 & 15.30
  • Duration: 60 min
  • Startlocation: Huis Willet-Holthuyzen
  • Price: 14,50 t/m 22,00
  • Language: Dutch with texts in English, Papiamentu and Sranan Tongo

Returning the Gaze

Returning the Gaze is Sites of Memory's latest site specific performance about whose voice is heard, ignored or acknowledged. The dominant, often white gaze versus the suppressed gaze from which colonial history is viewed, is central to this performance. The audience will be taken from Willet-Holthuyzen museum to the new location of Amsterdam Museum, in the Hermitage building along the Amstel. Returning the Gaze is a theatrical walk about the colonial history of Amsterdam told through dance, poetry, and live music.


Returning the Gaze is in collaboration with Amsterdam Museum, Mapping Slavery Project, DOX and Poetry Circle Nowhere and is made possible by VSBfonds, VriendenLoterij Fonds, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Provincie Noord-Holland, Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds Noord-Holland and Norma Fonds.