What can we expect from the broadcasts of Silent Heroines in Rotterdam on OPEN Rotterdam?
Inez: ‘The series tells stories of Rotterdam women who are now at home. Via our social media channels, we asked people to send us anonymous secrets. We forwarded these stories to women in our community who are individually and artistically creative. They work this into music, costumes, poems, drawings, etc. We also interviewed women in the empty theatres and we cycle through the city with two vlog cameras. We give assignments to film specific things at home, such as ‘how do you make your coffee?’
You are now organising rehearsals online via Facebook. How did you come up with that idea?
‘The WhatsApp groups we have for the physical rehearsals kept filling up with messages, and the phone was ringing off the hook.’ Inez explains. Everyone is yearning for contact. We have the community. So, we came up with the online rehearsals via Facebook live. For people who don’t know us, it might seem a little strange. It’s very intimate, we share our life stories.’