Behold a Woman

Tiburtina Ensemble & Lieve Blancquaert

Word, image and song are united in a profoundly human production about the power and vulnerability of women all over the world.

Birth, marriage, death: Lieve Blancquaert took her camera around the world to make portraits of girls and women at special moments. Her poignant images recount the power and vulnerability of women, their suffering and resilience, their roles as comfort-givers, providers of food and mediators. Tiburtina Ensemble has discovered the same themes in Gregorian chants, folk songs from Moravia and the Las Huelgas, Calixtinus and Speciálník codices. The result is a unique production that combines words, images and songs about profoundly human emotions, at once universal and unique, taken from the lives of millions of women all over the world.

View the program booklet here.

Tiburtina Ensemble
Ivana Bilej Brouková, Hana Blažíková, Tereza Böhmová, Daniela Čermáková, Anna Chadimová Havlíková, Barbora Kabátková, Kamila Mazalová - voices
Barbora Kabátková - artistic director

Lieve Blancquaert, photographer, narrator

20:15 — 21:30

Cultural Centre Mechelen


30% folk songs
30% photography
40% ritual

Cultural center Mechelen - church

20 euro (-26: 12 euro)

Originally created for the 2022 festival Laus Polyphoniae, this production was co-produced by AMUZ (Festival of Flanders Antwerp).

With the support of Czech Dreams.