Performing Gender

Dance Makes Differences



Performing Gender: Dance Makes Differences is a European dance project about gender, sexual preference and activism. It is a two-year program that has the aim to have European dance makers, dancers and dramatists develop knowledge, expertise and tools to express issues concerning gender and sexual preference in dance. The project starts from the idea that gender identities and sexual orientations are approached differently in different places in Europe and that dance is the perfect form of art to investigate this theme.

The 5 participating dance makers Sophie Unwin (UK), Natasa Zivkovic (SI), Roberta Racis (IT), Koldo Arostegui Gonzalez (SP) and Jija Sohn (NL) just experienced the last Dutch training week at Theaterfestival Boulevard in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, making their choreographic sketches, together with five local dance dramaturges. 

In the second phase, each partner country invites one of the choreographers to give a workshop to 10 young dancers with the dramaturge, inspired by the acquired (physical and intellectual) knowledge and the sketch from year one. In the Netherlands Roberta Racis (IT) is our guest, guided by dramaturge Nina Aalders.

The invited dancers take part in a 7-day workshop from Friday 26 October to Thursday 1 November 2018, with a presentation in the evening of Thursday 1 November 2018 at De NWE Vorst, Tilburg. 

More information about the artists, the content of the project and the program can be found on