Caterina van Hemessen Academie

Performing Gender

The multidisciplinary project Performing Gender, funded by the EU, gathered participants of the Jan van Eyck Academie for a two-year interaction (2013/2014) with European dance companies, choreographers and the Bonnefanten Museum. The role and the posture of the body was studied against various backgrounds and disciplines, resulting in dance performances. The body as embodiment of ecstasy and pain, suffering and bliss, beauty and decay is a classic theme in art history and new perspective are constantly being developed.   

Collaborative partners: Nederlandse Dansdagen (NL - initiator), Cassero / Gender Bender Festival (Bologna, IT), NAMbo (Bologna, IT), Dolls Museum (Bologna, IT), Bonnefantenmuseum (Maastricht, NL), Paso a 2 (Madrid, ES), Museo Reina Sofia (Madrid, ES), MSU (Zagreb, HR), Domino / Queer Zagreb (Zagreb, HR).

Completed in 2014

Photo: Jasmijn Slegh


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