With Transgender & Non-binary persons

Sensitive to the issue of identity and diversity, Antonino and Fabio are committed to opening up a dance space for trans, non-binary and gender-identity-questioning people. Through dance, they are working to create a space for inclusion. Fabio and Antonino are not trans, but they are keen to join forces with this community through what they can share: a space for dance, care, discovery and freedom of expression (in private and on stage), with a focus on respecting the individuality of each person and of the group.
Each workshop is divided into two parts:
  • A time for getting together and meeting others through movement exploration activities, open to all (no technique or physical ability required, no search for “classic” beauty).
  • A time for choreographic research and composition through creative activities, alone and in groups. During this time, the choreographers share tools for writing space and movement.
For those interested, Antonino and Fabio are organising a performance on 17 May (World Day against Transphobia and Homophobia) at HangArt (4th/5th arrondissement town hall) for the general public.
The programme includes :
  • an amateur piece that they will have created with the group taking part in the workshops, including a creative highlight on the following weekends: 3-4-5 May 2024, from 2pm to 6pm, at Klap Maison Pour la Danse; 10-11-12 May 2024, from 2pm to 6pm, at the LGBTQIA+ centre
  • 2 professional trans or non-binary artists are invited to present their art-work
  • An open stage for all trans, non-binary and gender identity-questioning people. Each performance should last between 2 and 10 minutes (solo or duo) and a maximum of 15 minutes for groups.
Free, compulsory registration at essevesse@gmail.com
“What’s important in this encounter is the movement between body and mind. The body in its intimate recognition, through its own gaze and that of the Other. The body in its permanent transition, the transformed body, the body as a social experience, a movement from the psyche to the body and from the body to the psyche. Movement as a message of freedom”.
Antonino CERESIA & Fabio DOLCE


The support received by Cie Essevesse enables us to finance part of the work proposed by the artists of Cie Essevesse (the rest being voluntary work) in order to :

  • provide a free space for dance and self-expression for anyone who is trans/non-binary/questioning their gender identity
  • raise visibility to professional and amateur transgender/non-binary artists and/or technicians
  • raise public awareness of trans-identity and non-binarity, and of the inclusive power of dance (performances are always free to the general public).