Invitation for dancers

Performing Gender


DansBrabant and Theaterfestival Boulevard are looking for up to 10 dancers aged +/- 20-25 who will join us for part 2 of the Performing Gender project in autumn 2018 (26 Oct – 1 Nov). During this week the Italian dancer and choreographer Roberta Racis, supported by our local dramaturg Nina Aalders will lead a professional development workshop with the dancers.

We are inviting professionally trained dancers aged +/- 20-25: with an interest and curiosity in gender, dance and activism, no longer in education or training (with the option of a few exceptions), based in the Netherland.

Performing Gender: Dance Makes Differences is a European dance project focusing on gender, sexual orientations, and activism. It is a 2-year programme aimed to provide European dance artists and professionals with knowledge, skills and tools to develop a new form of narrative for LGBT+ identities and gender identities in general.

The premise of the project is that gender identities and sexual orientations are treated differently in various societies across Europe, and that dance is the perfect art form to investigate these themes.

In this project phase 5 dancemakers from UK, Italy, Slovenia, The Netherlands and Spain are developing their choreographic sketches together with 5 local dance dramaturgs. They do so in socalled ‘trainingweeks’ that take place in these different countries. The 5 dancemakers are: Sophie Unwin (UK), Natasa Zivkovic (SL), Roberta Racis (IT) (see image), Koldo Arostegui Gonzalez (SP) and Jija Sohn (NL).

The Dutch training week is the last one, and takes place in August during Theaterfestival Boulevard ‘s-Hertogenbosch. On the last evening of the Dutch training week, on Saturday 11 August, there will be a chance to see their work-in-progress.

In the second phase, each partnering country will invite one of the dancemakers to develop his or her choreographic sketch together with up to 10 young professional dancers and the local dance dramaturg.

The invited dancers will take part in a 7-day professional development workshop from Friday 26 October – Thursday 1 November 2018 with a presentation of a short work in the evening on Thursday 1 November 2018 at De Nieuwe Vorst. (During this week lunch and travel costs will be covered.)

For more information about the Performing Gender – Dance Makes Differences project, go to:

If you are interested, please send us an e-mail with
– Your CV with contact details, training, artistic background & interests
– Short motivation why you are interested in this opportunity
– Links to videos of your previous work
– Contact details of one professional reference who we may get in touch with

If you require any additional support or information regarding your application, please contact

Applications must be submitted by sending an e-mail to by Friday 20 July 2018. We also welcome filmed/recorded proposals.

You will be informed of decision by 5 August 2018.