Performing Gender - Dance makes differences is a 2-year capacity building programme aimed at providing European dance artists and professionals with a set of knowledge, skills and tools, useful to develop a new form of narrative for LGBTI identities.
Between 2017 and 2019 the project involves 6 festival, 5 dance makers, 5 dance dramaturgs and 50 young dancers, and fosters the exchange of knowledge, skills and tools among them.
European citizens live today in dramatically diverse contexts of social recognition when it comes to differences in gender and sexual orientations.
Dance is the perfect art form to investigate the theme.
The project is coordinated by Gender Bender, festival produced by Cassero LGBT Center (Bologna, Italy), together with the Bassano del Grappa Municipality and his CSC Center for Contemporary Scene (Italy), City of Women - Association for the Promotion of Women in Culture (Ljubljana, Slovenia), Theaterfestival Boulevard (‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands), Paso a 2 - Certamen Coreogràfico de Madrid (Madrid, Spain), Yorkshire Dance Center (Leeds, UK).