Performing Gender International Symposium

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Bologna, 26-28 March 2015
MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna and Cassero LGBT Center


In 2013 Performing Gender challenged 17 artists from the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain and Italy to create new works, representing through dance and art the beauty of different identities and the diverse points of view on sexuality and gender.


During the following two years, workshops, residencies and performances have been host by important contemporary art museums. The artists have drawn a wide picture, a kaleidoscope, in which the differences of gender and sexual orientations are seen as assets, bases of a new social dialogue for the entire European community.


To celebrate this experience, Performing Gender is organising an International Symposium: 3 days of performances and meetings to retrace the activities of the project, enlight its most important outcomes and lay the foundations for future developments.





PG Performances

MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna

> Thursday 26 March h 5pm – 8pm
> Friday 27 March h 3pm – 6pm

With: Riccardo Buscarini (IT), Silvia Gribaudi (IT), Cristina Henriquez (ES), Bruno Isakovic (HR), Poliana Lima (ES), Cecilia Moisio (NL), Giorgia Nardin (IT), Connor Schumacher (NL)

8 protagonists of Performing Gender propose again their performances, created during the 4 steps of the project: Bologna, Madrid, Maastricht and Zagreb. The works will occupy at the same time different spaces of the museum and will be visible as parts of the collection.

Free admission during the time of the performances


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PG Conference

MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna
Conference Room

> Friday 27 March h 9am – 1.30pm

An international conference to deal with the themes and the activities of Performing Gender and to analyse its outcomes, through the experience of the four European partners of the project and the contributions of the artists involved.

With interventions by:

Daniele Del Pozzo / Gender Bender Festival, Bologna (IT)

Roberto Casarotto / CSC Centro per la Scena Contemporanea, Bassano del Grappa (IT)

Peggy Olislaegers / Dutch Dance Festival, Maastricht (NL)

Laura Kumin / Paso a 2, Madrid (ES)

Zvonimir Dobrovic / Queer Season, Zagreb (HR)

Amy Bell / Performer, maker and teacher (UK)

Free admission
The room has a limited capacity, registration is suggested on:





PG Talk Show

Cassero LGBT Center

> Friday 27 March h 8pm – 10pm

An evening of open conversations and a Q&A with performers and protagonists of Performing Gender, animated by stories, tales and emotions. The event will host also Yes/No/Sometimes, a performance by the Spanish artist Paloma Calle.

Free admission





PG Workshop

Cassero LGBT Center

> Saturday 28 March h 10am – 5.30pm

A networking day to imagine the future of Performing Gender together with professionals from the cultural sector from all over Europe.

Admission by invitation only


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