takes place in September
“How do we mingle our kisses so happily that everyone can find their joy in everyone else?”
Radically sensuous, deeply moving and astonishingly familiar. This is how the sonnets of the French Renaissance poet Louise Labé (1526–1566), also called “the pretty ropemaker“ of Lyons, sound. The perspective of the Petrarchan tradition of poetic adoration of an unattainable lady is turned on its head for the first time by Louise Labé. Her poems yearn from the feminine perspective for the man – a revolutionary break that even now attracts fascination, furore and arguments.