Supported by CASCO and co-presented by If I can’t dance I don’t want to be part of your revolution.

Their desire rang through the halls and into the tower (2014) is a spoken performance devised by artist Alex Martinis Roe. The performance intertwines the histories of Anna Maria van Schurman, the first female university student in Europe, who attended Utrecht University in the seventeenth century, and the development of the Women’s and then Gender Studies research school at that same university. Based on oral histories and textual research by Martinis Roe, members of the Graduate Gender Programme of Utrecht University collectively edited the script and  performed a group political diagram composed of layered and partial accounts of this trans-historical community.