Teatro Arcobaleno
season 2023/24

A unique educational project in Italy aimed at 
infants, teenagers, families and teachers

Performing Gender – Dancing In Your Shoes

A dance project involving 8 European Countries,
led by Gender Bender and Il Cassero LGBTI+ Center

20 years of festival, events and special projects about cultural imagery on the body, gender and identity

What’s new?

Our projects

ph Kamerich Budwilowitz
Gender Bender is Teatro Arcobaleno

Discover Teatro Arcobaleno

Teatro Arcobaleno, the project for children and teenagers that the Gender Bender Festival organizes together with a large network of partners in Italy, is back. For the 2023/2024 school year, the program offers a wide range of free workshops and performance about movement, dance and body practices for students and teachers.  

ph. Anna Kushnirenko
Gender Bender is Performing Gender


Performing Gender – Dancing In Your Shoes is a dance project that aims to develop a link between culture professionals and some local communities through a discussion on gender in the European dance system. The project involves 8 European countries, led by the Gender Bender Festival and Il Cassero LGBTI+ Center. 

All the beauty of Gender Bender 2023

What happened during the 21st edition of the festival? Here’s the video with the most iconic moments we spent together!

Past editions

The festival has been held annually in Bologna since 2003 and passes through many places in the city, scheduling events in theatres, cinemas, libraries and auditoriums, clubs and associations, squares and open-air venues.

Our partners