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Performing Gender: Dancing in your Shoes | 2019-2024

Performing Gender: Dancing in Your Shoes was a cooperative project funded by Creative Europe between 11 partner organisations in 8 European countries: France, Hungary, Italy, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, and the UK.

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About Performing Gender: Dancing in your Shoes | 2019-2024

Performing Gender – Dancing in Your Shoes was the  third edition of the European project Performing Gender. It focused on connecting dance and performing arts to gender issues and LGBTIA+ identities. This third edition of the project focused on audience development and worked for three years with dancers and local communities from 8 different European countries.

In the UK Yorkshire Dance worked in Leeds via our Company of People project, a community performance company representing the intersections of ages, genders, abilities and ethnic backgrounds. For the first 3 years Company of People was supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Creative Europe. The project is rooted in the communities of Chapeltown and Harehills and initially worked with four partners to establish the group: RJC Dance, Feel Good Factor, House of Flava and Space2.

Encounters Dancing in your Shoes

On 7-8 July 2023 we were delighted to welcome our European Partners and friends from Performing Gender: Dancing In Your Shoes to Leeds for the latest edition of our Encounters Festival featuring 3 of the pieces created through the Performing Gender project. The full programme can be viewed below.


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