Performing Gender
Dance Makes Differences

Performing Gender –Dance Makes Differences is a two-year training project created to provide a new generation of European artists and dance professionals with useful skills and tools with which to develop a new way of narrating LGTBQI identities in Europe.


The project is framed within the context of the Creative Europe programme in which six festivals in five countries, five choreographers, five dramaturgs who work with dance, and 50 young dancers are taking part. Together, the choreographers create an itinerant programme of theoretical and practical training. Conferences, meetings, and exchanges allow them to thoroughly research the different areas of the project. With the collaboration of the dramaturgs, they develop a workbook for both their creations and the training project. The culmination of this process will conclude with the creation of five choreographic works by the end of 2018.

Naves Matadero hosts the 4th Performing Gender - Dance Makes Differences Training Week. Training activities will be held during this week, together with meetings with individuals and organisations in the local community, conferences and space and time for the five choreographers to continue to develop their solos. 


Partners of the project: Gender Bender Festival (Bologna, Italy), CSC - Center for Contemporary Scene (Bassano del Grappa, Italy), City of Women (Ljubljana, Slovenia), Theaterfestival Boulevard (‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands), Paso a 2 - Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid (Madrid, Spain), Yorkshire Dance (Leeds, United Kingdom)

Participating choreographers: Koldo Arostegui (Spain), Roberta Racis (Italy), Jija Sohn (the Netherlands), Sophie Unwin (United Kingdom), Nataša Živković (Slovenia)

Participating dance dramaturgs: Sergio Martínez Vila (Spain), Nina Aalders (the Netherlands), Tea Hvala (Slovenia), Greta Pieropan (Italy), Tanya Steinhauser (United Kingdom)

With the collaboration of: University of Bologna - Centre for Gender and Education Studies, MIT Italian Transexual Identity Movement, La Baracca Theatre for Young Audience, Anticorpi XL, University of Ljubljana, Peace Institute - Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies, Škuc Gallery, COC Limburg, Maastricht University - Center for Gender and Diversity, Bureau Europa, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Fundación Daniela, Fundación 26 de Diciembre, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (CA2M), Leeds University, Leeds LGBT* Community Engagement Hub, Time to Shine – SAGE

15 - 21 july

To be confirmed

Nave 10. Sala Max Aub