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Gender Bender is an international Festival introducing the Italian public to the new imagery related to gender identities, sexual orientations and body representations stemming from contemporary culture.

Gender Bender offers a series of events ranging from film showings, to theatrical productions and dance performances, visual arts exhibitions, installation, round tables and conferences, live concerts and performances by musicians and djs, and clubbing events.

It is a real model of how differences can give a contribution to the construction of a more rich and welcoming society from the human, social and cultural point of view.

The festival takes place annually in Bologna, Italy, since 2003, and is produced by Il Cassero LGBT Center.

It is part of Bologna Contemporanea, the festival network that operates in the city with an international overlook.

 

Gender Bender has developed two special projects taking place outside the period of the festival.

Performing Gender is a European dance project on gender and sexual orientations, led by Gender Bender on the two-year period 2013-2015, together with Dutch Dance Festival of Maastricht (Netherlands), Paso a 2 – Certamen Coreografico de Madrid (Spain) and Queer Season – Domino of Zagreb (Croatia).

It is supported by the European Union through the Culture Programme 2007-2013 (strand 1.2.1, cooperation projects).

17 choreographers, performers and visual artists from 4 European countries share a voyage of research, training and creation. The aim of the project is to create works which tell of new forms of contemporary identities to a broad European audience, to overcome prejudices and to set up an open dialogue based on differences.

Teatro Arcobaleno is a project aimed at children and their families which use the language of theater to promote respect for differences, seen as opportunities of cultural richness.

The project will last one year, in partnership with Teatro Testoni Ragazzi / La Baracca, ERT Emilia Romagna Fondazione Teatri, il Pubblico Teatro di Casalecchio and the CSGE – Centre for Studies on Gender and Education of the Department of Science Education Giovanni Maria Bertin of the University of Bologna.

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::: SIGNATURE MOVE
di Jennifer Reeder
26 ottobre h 22, cinema Lumière

Zaynab fa l’avvocato a Chicago, è pakistana, lesbica e musulmana e, come se non bastasse, appassionata di wrestling: un po’ troppo per sua madre Parveen, che all’oscuro di tutto passa le sue giornate chiusa in casa a guardare telenovelas pakistane, sognando che sua figlia si trovi un fidanzato e si faccia una famiglia. L’incontro tra Zaynab e Alma, messicana, complicherà ulteriormente le cose e costringerà Zaynab a fare i conti con la sua doppia vita.

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:: RUFFLE
una coreografia di Carlos Pons Guerra
31 ottobe e 1 novembre, h 20,00 - Teatro delle Moline

"In Ruffle i due amanti-combattenti si fronteggiano in uno scontro di forza e di volontà, dove l’uno cerca di avere la meglio sull’altro cercando di non rivelare a sua volta la propria vulnerabilità. Un gioco sottile di seduzione e sopraffazione, scontri marziali e contatti erotici, che per stappi violenti mostra anche l’evolvere di una relazione, dall’incontro iniziale tra due estranei che si annusano e si studiano allo stadio finale di amanti spossati."

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2 days ago  ·