Dancing In Your Shoes is the third edition of the European project called Performing Gender.
Performing Gender – Dancing In Your Shoes is a three-year audience development project that aims to develop a link between culture professionals and their local communities in the field of dance and performing arts through a discussion on gender in the European dance system.
It is a comprehensive project that involves 11 cultural organizations from 8 European countries, 16 international dance makers, 9 artistic directors, 8 audience developers, 11 project managers, 3 academic researchers and 1 artistic consultant.
The goal is to involve 225 people from their respective local communities in a comprehensive training process in the field of artistic production, that aims at putting the spotlight on the marginal voices of their communities. We wanted to highlight issues such as inequality, ethnicity, class, disability, environment and economy, with an intersectional perspective.
These communities are part of a one-year-long co-design process of creative workshops. 8 performances and workshops will be created which will be presented in festivals and events organized by our partners.
Sharing and disseminating our activities involves 3 important moments:
- First of all, an international Opening Lab developed by the Cassero LGBTI+ Center in March 2021 with various activities. The event will be open to internal and external participants of the project and to a wide audience.
- An international Closing Lab during the Boulevard Theater Festival in ‘s-Hertogenbosch in August 2023. On this occasion, what was created in the three-year period will be shown and discussed in an exhaustive way.
- A presentation at the European Parliament, coordinated by the Cassero LGBTI+ Center, the British Council and the European Agency EACEA.
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