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Masculinity, Where are You?
Throughout history masculinity has often been articulated one dimensionally, with an emphasis on aggression, power and dominance; traits which frequently reinforce societal hierarchies.
More recently, as understanding and public discussion around gender identities and sexuality has expanded, we have seen these ‘inherent’ qualities being brought into question. Terms like toxic and fragile are now regularly used in relation to what has been identified as a crisis of masculinity. This critique has spawned a new era of ‘men’s rights activists’ who appear to push back against attempts to reform society’s view of gender roles.
Artist and ESP member Brian J Morrison invites you to join him, and Artist/Choreographer Hamish MacPherson in an evening of movement and free-flowing discussion exploring what contemporary masculinity means for for men, for women, for trans and non-binary folk, what tools we need to decipher it, and what new expansive forms it might it take in the future.